Joseph M. Lukens is Senior Director of Quantum Networking and Research Professor in the Research Technology Office and Quantum Collaborative at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU in 2022, he was a Wigner Fellow and Research Scientist in Quantum Information Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he continues to collaborate through a joint faculty appointment. His research interests encompass a variety of topics in photonic quantum information processing, optical networking, and Bayesian inference.

Lukens received the BS degree in electrical engineering and physics in 2011 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2015. He ­has coauthored more than 50 articles and 70 conference papers, including publications in Nature, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, and Optica. Lukens’ research accomplishments have been recognized through numerous honors, including the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society (2015), the Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (2019), and the Research Accomplishment Award from the UT–Battelle Awards Night (2020).

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