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Kai-Mei Fu

Electrical EngineeringPhysicsIRG 1IRG 1 Co-LeadIRG Leaders

Kai-Mei Fu​ is Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at University of Washington.

In the Optical Spintronics and Sensing Lab we study defects in crystals. Defects have historically played an essential role in classical electronic/optical devices. Now new, nanoscale, devices are being developed based on the quantum properties of defects. We are occupied with the following questions:

* What are the fundamental properties of a known defect state? Alternatively, by measuring the properties of an unknown state, can we identify it?
* How can the quantum properties of a defect be engineered and controlled?
* What new technologies can quantum properties of defects enable?
* What new capabilities can be realized through solid-state device integration of defects?

Daniel Gamelin

ChemistryDirectorIRG 1IRG 1 Co-Lead

Daniel Gamelin holds the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Chair in Chemistry at the UW. His research involves the development of new inorganic materials with unusual electronic structures that give rise to desirable photophysical, photochemical, magnetic, or magneto-optical properties. Honors for his work include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the ACS Inorganic Lectureship Award, the Dalton Transactions Americas Lectureship Award, the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, and the Debye Chair Professorship at Utrecht University. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the RSC, a Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz, and an elected member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.