Boubacar Kanté, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley


2020 Moore Inventor Fellow

Boubacar Kanté, Ph.D.

Research Description

Boubacar Kanté has pioneered quantum topological optics with the invention of topological light sources and lasers. These could be used for robust and energy efficient computing, sensing, and imaging.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California,Berkeley
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Université Paris Saclay
M.Eng. and M.S., École Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille and Université de Lille 1


Moore Inventor Fellow, 2020
Physics World Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year, 2018
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2017
UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering Best Undergraduate Teacher Award, 2017
NSF CAREER Award, 2016
Hellman Fellowship, 2015
National Award from the Chancellery of Paris Universities, Richelieu Prize, 2010
Young Scientist Award from URSI (International Union of Radio Science, General Assembly), 2008

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