Executive Manager, Nanofabrication Facility, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Scientist, DSSC
Chandralekha Singh obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before joining the Department of Physics of the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She is the Founding Director of the Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center. She is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Committee and was part of the U.S. delegation at the International Conference on Women in Physics in 2015.
Feng Xiong received his Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received several awards including the Stanford Nano and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award, the Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship, and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Outstanding Student Research Gold Award.
Gurudev Dutt received his M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan. He then moved to Harvard University as a Research Associate where his team demonstrated coherent quantum control of electron and nuclear spin quantum bit (qubit) registers in diamond at room temperature. He then joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2009 and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2010, and his achievements have been reported in local (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and national (NPR, NY Times) media.