Mikhail Lukin is the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering and the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms. He earned his MSc degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and his PhD from Texas A&M University.
Lukin is a renowned physicist known for his work in quantum optical science and applications, including quantum manipulation of atomic and nanoscale solid-state systems, quantum many-body physics, and quantum information processing. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to the field, including the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics and the Willis Lamb Award for Quantum Optics and Laser Science. He is a Fellow of OSA, American Physical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.