Galan joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSB as an Assistant Professor in July 2019 and is a member and thrust co-lead of the UCSB NSF Quantum Foundry. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, he was a Research Scientist (2015-2019) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NIST (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas Austin (2013). He received his PhD in Physics (2013) and his BSc in Engineering Physics (2008) from the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on fabricating and characterizing integrated quantum photonic devices and quantum materials relevant for quantum information processing, communications, and metrology, including 2D materials, semiconductor quantum dots, and hybrid quantum systems.
2013 - PhD in Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder
2008 - BSc in Engineering Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder
2015-2019 - Research Scientist, NIST (Group: Richard Mirin and Sae Woo Nam)
2013-2015 - National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST (Group: Richard Mirin and Sae Woo Nam)
2013 - Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics, UT-Austin (Group: Xiaoqin Li)