(ASU.now.edu) Yuji Zhao, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in July.
The PECASE Award supports Zhao’s project to advance the fundamental sciences in quantum photonics. With $1 million in funding from the U.S. Army Research Office provided through the PECASE Award, Zhao and his research team will advance new scientific understandings to enable the development of a special computing chip called a photonic integrated circuit, or PIC. PICs use photons, or light, to perform complicated tasks rather than electrons, which are used in conventional integrated circuits, or ICs.

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