Mohammad Hafezi is a professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics. He is affiliated with the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), and he is a fellow of the Quantum Technology Center (QTC) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI). Hafezi’s research interests are in nanophotonics and quantum optics. His group investigates quantum properties of light-matter interaction for applications in classical and quantum information processing and sensing. He is known for his contributions in a number of works to synthesize and characterize quantum many-body and topological physics beyond electronic systems. Examples of his contributions include cold atoms, and superconducting qubits and photons, which have helped shape the field of topological photonics.