Area of Study
Experimental Quantum Physics
2019 - present
Dolev majored in physics at the University of
California, Santa Barbara and grew up in Sunnyvale, California. He
approaches nanoscale technology with the ambition to revolutionize the
capacity of humans to understand the universe and master its behavior.
He has joined the growing wave of research in quantum information
science that could potentially transform modern computing,
communications, and biological and environmental sensing. Dolev will
pursue his PhD at Harvard University.
Dolev’s interests involve technologically harnessing the unique rules of
quantum mechanics, which dictate the laws of physics at atomic and
subatomic scales, in bizarre and counterintuitive ways when compared to
the classical physics that dominates the world of everyday life. His
undergraduate research with Prof. Ania Bleszynski Jayich includes
exploiting an atomic-sized defect in diamonds to reshape nuclear
magnetic resonance technology — an advancement that could have
far-reaching implications in biology and medicine. Dolev’s bibliography
includes lead-authorship of a publication in one of the most prestigious
physics journals, Physical Review Letters. In his PhD work and beyond,
he will continue developing quantum technology and searching for
innovative interdisciplinary solutions.
Dolev’s numerous awards include the Goldwater Scholarship, which
supports undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in the
natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. He also was selected as a
U.S. delegate to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. He enjoys
outdoor activities such as backpacking, and swimming in the ocean.