Headshot portrait of Hideo Mabuchi - Professor of Applied Physics
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Dr. Hideo Mabuchi received an AB in Physics from Princeton and a PhD in Physics from Caltech.  He served as Chair of the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford from 2010-2016.  His early scientific research was focused on understanding open quantum systems, quantum measurement, and the quantum-to-classical transition.  In recent years his research group has turned towards fundamental issues of quantum engineering, such as quantum nonlinear dynamics, quantum feedback control and quantum model reduction.  Along the way his group has also worked substantially on single-molecule biophysics, quantum information science, and quantum materials.  In parallel with directing his group's sponsored research, Dr. Mabuchi has developed a deep personal interest in exploring the interfaces of modern science with traditional craft, aesthetic philosophy and new materialism.  He has been experimenting with novel teaching initiatives to help resurrect the ideals of liberal education in the modern university.

Dr. Mabuchi and his group have published in a wide range of journals including Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Applied, Applied Physics Letters, Nano Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Biophysical Journal, and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.  His research has been supported over the years by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NTT Research, DARPA, ONR, ARO, AFOSR, and NSA.