Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson he/him/his
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-6482
270 Seitz Materials Research Lab

For More Information


  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago
  • B.S. Physics, B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (100%)
  • Assistant Professor, Physics (0%)
  • Assistant Professor, ECE (0%)
  • Assistant Professor, Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Lab (0%)
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Research Laboratory (0%)

Research Statement

The Anderson lab combines materials science, applied physics, and electrical engineering to manipulate and generate photons with solid-state materials. Such light is key for scaling modular quantum computers, boosting quantum sensing, and distributing entanglement over long distances for quantum communications. Our group is interested in enabling these applications by using wafer-scalable semiconductor spin qubits to form quantum repeaters with photonic devices, and by harnessing materials near quantum phase transitions to make giant optical nonlinearities. The Anderson lab also broadly works to discover new materials and techniques that tackle outstanding hurdles in making useful quantum technology.

Research Areas

  • Electronic Materials

Research Topics

Selected Articles in Journals

Recent Courses Taught

  • MSE 487 - Materials for Nanotechnology