Qing Li receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

  • By Jenny Stein
  • 27 August 2019

Qing Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 Young Faculty Award from the US Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He received the award based on his research proposal titled "Visible and mid-infrared frequency comb generation in wide-bandgap photonic materials."

In this project, Li’s team will develop a novel integrated photonics platform for the efficient implementation of various nonlinear optical processes on chip. Microresoantor frequency combs, which are useful for a wide range of applications, will be generated in the visible and mid-infrared range based on wide-bandgap photonic materials such as silicon carbide and aluminum nitride.

The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) recognizes "rising research stars" who hold junior faculty positions at academic institutions in the United States, with the goal of developing the next generation of scientists who will address national security challenges. Award winners receive up to three years of grant funding and mentorship opportunities with Department of Defense (DoD) contacts.

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Written by CMU staff