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Serena Eley

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Serena Eley

Research focus

Quantum materials and devices


Ph.D. Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012
B.S. Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2002

Serena Eley will join Electrical & Computer Engineering in January from the Colorado School of Mines, where she is an assistant professor of physics.

In the Eley Quantum Materials Group, Eley researches the role of disorder on electronic and magnetic properties of quantum materials and devices, including the vortex-defect interactions in superconductors, skyrmion-defect interactions in magnetic materials, and the effects of material microstructure on energy loss in superconducting circuits. Her work promises to advance optimization of materials for quantum computing and spintronics. Eley is committed to helping build a diverse, globally competitive quantum workforce, including serving on the research advisory board of the IBM-funded HBCU Quantum Coalition, mentoring underrepresented graduate students through the Científico Latino Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative. Her awards include the Henry Luce Scholarship, NSF Early Career Award, and the Joseph A. Johnson II Award for Excellence.