Professor Andrey Gromov has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. The CAREER Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”

Gromov’s proposed interdisciplinary research program will contribute to the development of new ideas and challenge the foundations of condensed matter physics, and if successful will play a crucial role in the design of future quantum information storage devices as well as quantum information processing protocols.

Gromov also plans to do outreach to underrepresented groups and K-12 schools with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusion in physics. To achieve those goals, he has partnered with The Leadership Alliance and the Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) Program. Among other outreach initiatives, Gromov will use NSF funding to sponsor a URM student for summer on-campus research at Brown each year, to show what a real research environment is like and motivates students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM.