Prof. Shayan Mookherjea, is a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA. His research interests include on-chip silicon and lithium niobate photonics for quantum and microwave applications. He is our VAJRA faculty since 2019 for a period of three years. He has already made his first visit in December 2019 for one month, and our research scholars are already in touch with his research group exchanging ideas and knowledge. Prior to his VAJRA assignment, he offered a GIAN course on “Silicon Photonics: Linear, Nonlinear, and Quantum Integrated Optical Devices and Circuits” together with the principal investigator of this proposal.