Seven Stanford grad students (including 2 in Physics) among inaugural Quad Fellows

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Jyotirmai Singh is a fourth-year physics PhD student from New Delhi, India.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Quad Fellowship and join a cohort of talented scientists from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States committed to advancing innovation for the greater good,” Singh said. “The fellowship’s support will allow me to pursue an ambitious research program to investigate the applications of quantum sensing in both fundamental physics contexts as well as applied contexts, such as health care and medical imaging.”

Outside of his research, he is interested in service, and he has served on the Stanford Graduate Student Council and in various mentorship roles. Prior to joining Stanford, Singh earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Janet Zhong of Melbourne, Australia, is a third-year PhD student studying physics.

“I hope the Quad Fellowship can give me more insight in my pursuit of a meaningful life which I think consists of service to others,” she said.

Zhong said that in addition to her doctoral studies, she’s been able to explore many other subjects at Stanford – including design, business, and computer science – which she hopes to combine with her physics background. “I am inspired by the people around me and I hope the diverse community of the Quad Fellowship will help broaden my perspectives,” she said.