Jun Kono receives NSF CAREER Award!

Dr. Junichiro Kono received the NSF Career Award for his project on "Optical Spectroscopy of Quantum Coherence, Correlations, and Many-Body Effects in Nanostructures."

This CAREER project will explore ultrafast and nonlinear optical phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures. Various cutting-edge techniques will be employed to study the dynamics of charge and spin carriers in nanostructures and address issues of contemporary interest. The proposed research will involve undergraduate and graduate students in frontier projects to produce next generation experts in semiconductor optics with broad knowledge in quantum optics, quantum information science, and nanotechnology. Such research will increase our understanding of quantum phenomena in nanostructures, increase students' readiness for the fast-paced world of modern quantum technology, lead to novel device concepts and implementations, and bring significant progress towards the solid-state realization of quantum information processing, computation and communications.

The CAREER program was established because the NSF recognized the critical role young faculty members play in integrating research and education. The program, according to the NSF, "emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning."

Last modified: Sunday, November 11, 2001