Brian Zhou

Assistant Professor

Boston College

Brian Zhou is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Boston College, where he leads the Quantum Spintronics Lab. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2014, specializing in scanning tunneling microscopy, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago in 2018, working with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. He has made contributions to the field of quantum control, with experimental demonstrations of Berry phase, holonomic quantum gates, and shortcuts-to-adiabaticity for single NV spins. Prof. Zhou’s research group focuses on applications of atomic-scale defect centers in diamond for quantum information and sensing. Recently, he has developed new approaches to utilize NV centers as sensors for the local optoelectronic and magnetic properties of ultrathin materials. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2021.