Nadya Mason is a physics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Nadya Mason received her PhD in physics from Stanford University, conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and is founding director of the Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Her experimental research focuses on the fundamental properties of small systems and has applications in nanoscale electronics, including quantum computation devices. Mason has received many awards for her work, including those for her dedication to increasing diversity in the physical sciences.