Prof. Chris Anderson

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

270 MRL
104 South Goodwin Avenue MC-230

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: 734-649-2431

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about Illinois or the Anderson lab!

Prior to Illinois, Chris was an Intelligence Community postdoctoral research fellow in Jelena Vučković’s group at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago working with David Awschalom, where he won an NDSEG fellowship for his research on solid-state electron spin qubits. Previously, he graduated with a B.S. in both physics and chemistry from the University of Michigan. He is also a co-founder of the Open Quantum Initiative, whose mission is to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in quantum science. Recently, Chris was a recipient of a 2022 Quantum Creators Prize. Chris is also passionate about fostering effective teams and work environments, and won UChicago’s inaugural mentorship award.