prof and Chair, Jelena Vuckovic

Jelena Vuckovic selected as 2022 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow


The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is the DoD’s most prestigious research grant award. Scalable Generation and Control of Large Quantum States of Light and Matter in Engineered Semiconductor Materials.


Jelena Vuckovic is the Fortinet Founders Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jensen Huang Professor of Global Leadership and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics. She has been awarded the Department of Defense 2022 Vannevar Bush Faculty FellowshipJelena’s research topic is “Scalable Generation and Control of Large Quantum States of Light and Matter in Engineered Semiconductor Materials.”

Jelena's research areas are photonics, quantum information science and engineering, quantum optics, photonics inverse design, nonlinear optics, cavity QED. Her numerous honors and awards include,

  • Mildred Dresselhaus Lecturer, MIT (2021)
  • James P. Gordon Memorial Speaker, Optical Society OSA (2020)
  • A. F. Harvey Engineering Research Prize, IET (2019)
  • Distinguished Scholar of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics - MPQ (2019)

“The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is the Department’s most prestigious research grant award,” said Dr. Jean-Luc Cambier, the VBFF Program Director. “It is oriented towards bold and ambitious ‘blue sky’ research that will lead to extraordinary outcomes that may revolutionize entire disciplines, create entirely new fields, or disrupt accepted theories and perspectives.”


Please join us in congratulating Jelena for this outstanding recognition!


Published : Jul 14th, 2022 at 10:49 am
Updated : Jul 14th, 2022 at 10:57 am