Dr. Farfurnik received his B.Sc. in mathematics and physics and his M.Sc. in physics from Tel-Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to joining NC State, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics and the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Farfurnik’s research activities include the fundamental studies of optically-active solid-state spin systems (quantum dots and color centers) and the development of novel quantum technologies utilizing these systems. Farfurnik implements experimental protocols that control, characterize, and improve the quantum properties of spin systems. The resulting spins can be used for quantum sensing and for the studies of many-body dynamics. Farfurnik also utilizes nanofabrication tools to couple optically-active spins to photonic structures. Such coupling establishes efficient interfaces between spins and photons that form essential building blocks of quantum networks.


  • Ph.D. 2019
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Master's 2013
    Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Bachelor's 2008
    Mathematics & Physics
    Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Expert In

Spin Dynamics , Quantum Photonics , Cavity QED

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 - Israel Council for Higher Education Quantum Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2019 - Israel-US Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2019 - Dimitris N. Chorafas Excellence Award for Applied Research

Recent News

ECE Department Welcomes New Faculty

Posted on August 17, 2023 | Filed Under: Faculty and News

The ECE Department has hired 4 new faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year.


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