Shuo Sun obtained his Bachelor of Science in 2011 with a specialization in optics at Zhejiang University in China. He received his M. S. (2015) and Ph.D. (2016) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park while working with Professor Edo Waks in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. He has been awarded for the grand prize of the Maiman student paper competition (2015) and department distinguished dissertation award (2016) for his pioneering work on experimental demonstrations of a solid-state spin-photon quantum switch. He started as a postdoctoral research scholar at Stanford University in 2017, working with Professor Jelena Vuckovic in the Ginzton Laboratory on defect color center based quantum nanophotonic devices.

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Honors & Awards

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, Chinese Government (2016)
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland (2016)
  • Grand Prize of Maiman Outstanding Student Paper Competition, OSA (2015)
  • Chu Kochen Award (highest honor for undergraduate students at Zhejiang University), Zhejiang University (2011)
  • Grand Prize of China Instrument and Control Society Scholarship, China Instrument and Control Society (2011)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Maryland College Park (2016)
  • Master of Science, University of Maryland College Park, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science, Zhejiang University (2011)

Stanford Advisors

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research interest is to develop quantum technology based on nanoscale photonic devices for applications in quantum computation, communication, and sensing.

Detailed information about my research can be found at my personal website: