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Lincoln Carr
Colorado School of Mines

Lincoln D. Carr received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is an IEEE Senior Member, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Kavli Fellow and a Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and a National Science Foundation Distinguished International Fellow. He is an Honors Faculty Fellow and Payne Institute for Public Policy Fellow at the Colorado School of Mines, where he is a Professor in the Quantum Engineering Program and the Physics Department, and a Graduate Faculty Advisor in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department. His research brings together complexity theory, quantum information science and engineering, education, condensed-matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, nonlinear dynamics, computational physics, and applied mathematics, pushing the frontiers of complexity theory in the quantum world. To date, he has mentored over 100 students in research, received over $10 million in grant funding and fellowships, and published over 150 articles and books with over 15,000 citations. He has taught for over 25 years in both the sciences and the humanities on topics ranging from quantum physics to poetry and philosophy.

Department of State Profile

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Lincoln D. Carr serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation (STC). The mission of the STC is to promote and protect American scientific leadership and use science, technology, and innovation to advance American foreign policy interests. In this role, he works on three cross-departmental and interagency global international portfolios: quantum information science and technology; critical and emerging technologies; and research security and integrity. He also works regionally to support science and technology cooperation for the South and Central Asia region.