Tufts University has named Aseema Mohanty the new Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University. Mohanty’s research focuses on the design, fabrication, and application of silcon-based nanophotonic devices for neuroscience and quantum information systems.
New faculty member Aseema Mohanty has been appointed to the Clare Boothe Luce Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University. Funded by the Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation, this professorship provides support to new faculty members like Mohanty and fellow Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Schaertl Short from the Department of Computer Science.
Mohanty received her PhD and MS in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University, and her BS in electrical science and engineering from MIT. After she completed her PhD in 2017, she pursued postdoctoral research at Columbia University, where she continued her study of the design, fabrication, and application of silicon-based nanophotonic devices for neuroscience and quantum information systems.
Mohanty uses nanophotonics and engineered light-matter interactions to create miniaturized high-performance optical circuits that can sense, shape, and control light. Her work with chip-scale optical devices brings together fields like neuroscience, 3D optical beam shaping, quantum information, emerging computation systems, and implantable and wearable biomedical sensors.