Dr. Stefan Krastanov

Selected Awards and Fellowships

Prof. Stefan Krastanov

Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stefan’s research interests center on the control and calibration of near term quantum hardware, with the occasional use of machine learning techniques towards that goal. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Prineha Narang at Harvard and Prof. Dirk Englund at MIT.

Stefan obtained his doctorate in physics in Liang Jiang’s group at the Yale Quantum Institute and his undergraduate degree at ENS, Lyon, France. He spends much of his free time on hobby electronics and STEM outreach, frequently mixing the two by helping middle schoolers build pretty light-emitting gadgets and learning about the physics behind the contraption. Stefan will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.