Nadya Mason is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in physics. She was subsequently a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her experimental research focuses on the quantum electronics of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nanostructured superconductors. Mason was named an “Emerging Scholar” by Diverse Magazine in 2008 and received the 2009 Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award.