Andrei received his B.S. and M.Eng. in Engineering Physics at Cornell University in 2018 and is pursuing an Electrical Engineering PhD at UCSB. Prior to UCSB, he spent 8 months working at PsiQuantum on automated test and measurement for integrated modulator development. During undergraduate summers he worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on trapped ion atomic clocks and photonic systems for stable timing signal distribution. Andrei's research interests include optical frequency metrology, atomic clocks, and space-based sensing and communication. Besides research, Andrei enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing. He is a recipient of the US DoD NDSEG fellowship and UCSB Regents fellowship.