August 24, 2020

Team led by Prof. Zubin Jacob wins DARPA QUEST award

A team led by Zubin Jacob, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, has won a DARPA QUEST award.
Left: Zubin Jacob, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Middle: Tongcang Li, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Right: Rajib Rahman (MSEE '05, PhD ECE '09), Associate Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales

A team led by Zubin Jacob, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, has won a DARPA QUEST award.

The DARPA QUEST program seeks to understand how quantum vacuum fluctuations can be controlled and altered inside matter. Jacob is the PI on the Purdue team, which will develop a new theoretical framework that combines quantum properties of light and condensed matter. New topological phases of matter, their spin photonic properties and Casimir forces will be investigated as part of this DARPA program. In addition to Jacob, the team consists of co-PI Tongcang Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at Purdue and and co-PI Rajib Rahman, an associate professor of physics at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Rahman is an alumnus of Purdue ECE, having earned his MSEE in 2005 and his PhD ECE in 2009.

More information on the research project can be found here.

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