SEAS Welcomes New Faculty

For the new semester SEAS abounds with new faculty, new research and new collaborations. 

At a recent faculty meerting, SEAS Dean Jeffrey Brock welcomed the school's newest hires , each of whom spoke about their own research. Brock noted the number of partnerships that have already formed among the new recruits as well as with veteran SEAS faculty. 

“It’s wonderful to see how much collaboration is already  going on between all of you and the SEAS community,” he said. “It speaks so highly of this community that so many projects have already begun.”

Yu He - Assistant Professor, Applied Physics

Ph.D., Stanford University
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China

Yu’s research mainly utilizes light-matter interaction to investigate functional quantum materials. He focuses on dissecting material’s microscopic behaviors - electronic, lattice and spin - via angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, inelastic x-ray and neutron scattering techniques. 

Shruti Puri - Assistant Professor, Applied Physics

Ph.D., Stanford University

Shruti’s research centers on the theory of quantum information processing and quantum optics. She is interested in the use of these theories to address open questions and applied challenges in the emerging quantum technologies. In particular, Shruti’s research focuses on designing efficient protocols for quantum error correction, control of open quantum systems, quantum simulations, and quantum algorithms.

Peijun Guo - Assistant Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.E., Tsinghua University

Peijun focuses on the design and fabrication of nanostructured materials with enhanced light-matter interactions for applications in renewable energy, optoelectronics, and information science. He specializes in ultrafast laser spectroscopy covering the visible, infrared, and terahertz range to research the optical properties and excited-state carrier and lattice dynamics of emerging hybrid semiconductors and quantum materials. 

Diana Qiu - Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Yale University

Diana is focused on developing and applying ab initio computational methods to predict and understand the excited state properties of materials with applications for optoelectronics, quantum information, and energy research. 

Anurag Khandelwal - Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Anurag’s research interests span distributed systems, networking, and algorithms. In particular, his research focuses on addressing core challenges in distributed systems through novel algorithm and data structure design. 

Lin Zhong - Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., Princeton University
B.S., Tsinghua University

Lin is interested in the design and construction of computer systems, especially mobile and wireless systems. In particular, his research seeks to make them energy-efficient, secure, and user-friendly. As an experimental computer scientist, he validates his research hypotheses by building prototypes, both hardware and software.