Rashid Zia (PI)

Lab Position: 
Principal Investigator
Office Phone: 
+1 (401) 863-6351
Lab Phone: 
+1 (401) 863-1497
Curriculum Vitae: 
Brief Biography: 

Rashid Zia is an Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University. Rashid graduated in 2001 from Brown University with a combined A.B. in English and American Literature and Sc.B. in Engineering. He then went on to receive both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he was the first graduate student in the laboratory of Professor Mark L. Brongersma. As a student, Rashid was the recipient of a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship and honorary Stanford Graduate Fellowship. As a faculty member, he has been the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a Department of Defense nominated Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) as well as a Fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education. Rashid is also the lead PI for a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Quantum Metaphotonics & Metamaterials sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.