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Susan Clark has been a scientist at Sandia National Laboratories since 2013 where she has worked on a variety of quantum information-related projects on different platforms, including trapped ions and gate-defined quantum dots in silicon. She is currently the PI of the DOE-funded Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUT) at Sandia, a project which aims to build, maintain, and provide access to quantum hardware based on trapped ions to scientists around the world. Prior to joining Sandia, she did her postdoctoral work at the Joint Quantum Institute at University of Maryland with Chris Monroe. There, she researched quantum networking with trapped ions via photons and robust two-qubit gates via phonons. Prior to her postdoctoral work, she graduated with a PhD and Masters in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2010. At Stanford, under the direction of Professor Yoshi Yamamoto, she studied and characterized a variety of optical solid-state qubits including electron spins of silicon donors in bulk GaAs and single fluorine donors in ZnSe.
Research focuses on experimental study of hybrid quantum systems involving magnon spintronics, integrated photonics, and nanomechanics, aiming at developing high-fidelity quantum transducers for distributed quantum networks. Such interdisciplinary research not only studies the quantum coherent phenomena of individual quantum information carriers but also seeks enhancement of their coherent interactions. Research interests also include developing integrated photonic sensors for biochemical sensing with high sensitivity and specificity, as well as wireless sensor networks in extreme conditions such as in subterranean environments.
Shanalyn A. Kemme, PhD, is the manager of the Atomic Optical Sensing and Electrochemical Engineering organization at Sandia National Laboratories. She is the Program Manager of the Strategic Inertial Guidance with Matterwaves (SIGMA) Grand Challenge, a large effort to produce a low-SWaP, strategic-grade, light-pulse atomic interferometer that operates in high-dynamic range environments. Previously, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff where she realized micro-optics and diffractive optics. Her development of a free-space optical transponder led to a prestigious R&D 100 Award. She played a leading role in design and fabrication of several diffractive optics awarded citations for meritorious achievement including the AQUARIUS Quantum Grand Challenge, a diffractive optical flight component, as well as μChemLab™ lab-on-a-chip system. Dr. Kemme co-authored the chapter “Diffractive Optical Elements” in the Optical Engineer’s Desk Reference (Optical Society of America, 2002), and is editor/author of the book “Microoptics and Nanooptics Fabrication,” published by Taylor and Francis on 2010. Shanalyn was hired into Sandia over 20 years ago after completing a physics/math undergraduate at Kansas State University and a PhD in optical sciences from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. She has authored over 80 publications and holds 5 patents.
Dr. Daniel Stick is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs. His research focuses on developing innovative technologies around atomic and quantum systems, including micro-fabricated surface ion traps for quantum information applications. This work includes the design and fabrication of the traps, as well as experiments with storing, transporting, and performing quantum gates on ions. Dr. Stick received his BS from Caltech and his PhD from the University of Michigan. He was the recipient of a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his research in trapped ion quantum computing.
Assistant Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne (2019 - present)
Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University (2018 - 2019)
- High-frequency piezo-mechanics, cavity optomechanics, nano-electromechanics
- Quantum interface between nano-photonic circuits and superconducting qubits
- Coherent conversion and entanglement generation between microwave and optical photons
- Multimode superconducting cavity electromechanics
- Nonlinear superconducting hybrid systems
Theoretical chemist Todd Martínez develops and applies new methods that predict and explain how atoms move in molecules. These methods are used both to design new molecules and to understand the behavior of those that already exist. His research group studies the response of molecules to light (photochemistry) and external force (mechanochemistry). Photochemistry is a critical part of human vision, single-molecule spectroscopy, harnessing solar energy (either to make fuels or electricity), and even organic synthesis. Mechanochemistry represents a novel scheme to promote unusual reactions and potentially to create self-healing materials that resist degradation. The underlying tools embody the full gamut of quantum mechanical effects governing molecules, from chemical bond breaking/formation to electron/proton transfer and electronic excited states.
Martínez received his PhD in chemistry from UCLA in 1994. After postdoctoral study at UCLA and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1996. In 2009, he joined the faculty at Stanford, where he is now the Ehrsam and Franklin Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has received numerous awards for his contributions, including a MacArthur Fellowship (commonly known as the “genius award”). He is co-editor of Annual Reviews in Physical Chemistry, associate editor of The Journal of Chemical Physics, and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Current research in the Martínez lab aims to make molecular modeling both predictive and routine. New approaches to interactive molecular simulation are being developed, in which users interact with a virtual-reality based molecular modeling kit that fully understands quantum mechanics. New techniques to discover heretofore unknown chemical reactions are being developed and tested, exploiting the many efficient methods that the Martínez group has introduced for solving quantum mechanical problems quickly, using a combination of physical/chemical insights and commodity videogaming hardware. For more details, please visit http://mtzweb.stanford.edu.
Title: Physicist, Collider-Accelerator Department Control Systems Head
Expertise: Particle Accelerator Physics and Technology, Computational Accelerator Physics, Particle Accelerator Control Systems, Data Science and Machine Learning in Accelerator Science, Quantum Information Science (QIS), Storage Rings for Quantum Computing
As an accelerator physicist in the Collider-Accelerator Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Kevin has spent over 35 years working in accelerator physics where he has gained expertise and experience in accelerator design, particle beam simulations, processing and analysis of data, particle accelerator-based data science and machine learning, as well as ion trap dynamics, crystalline beams for quantum information sciences (QIS), and ion trap-based quantum computing.
Kevin has broad experience, as a designer of the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory, a member of the RHIC design and commissioning team, and most recently as a member of the electron ion collider (EIC) project at BNL. His work extends internationally, with collaborations with researchers at CERN, Fermilab, J-PARC & KEK in Japan, as well as domestically with Stony Brook University, the University of New Mexico, and Cornell University.
Kevin and Dr. Thomas Roser are the inventors of the storage ring quantum computer, a new kind of quantum information system that utilizes a circular radio-frequency quadrupole to create an unbounded ion trap. Kevin is the principle investigator for the Storage Ring Quantum Computer project, which offers a pathway to large scale QIS.
Kevin is an author on over thirty peer reviewed publications, co-author on a book chapter in “Challenges and Goals for Accelerators in the XXI Century” (2016), and an author on over 150 conference publications. Kevin has mentored many students in his career, including three Ph.D. students from Stony Brook University.
Andy Mounce has research experience in condensed matter physics, semiconductor qubits, nitrogen vacancy magnetometry, and defects in wide band gap semiconductors. His expertise includes utilizing quantum information science techniques for understanding basic properties of quantum materials and quantum information relevant materials, such as superconductors, strongly correlated electronic materials, magnetic materials, and topological phases in materials. These techniques include cryogenic amplification, optically detected magnetic resonance, nitrogen vacancy detected magnetometry, photoluminescence, and bulk spin-resonance. Additionally, he is using machine learning in image analysis techniques, such as compressive sensing and neural networks, to both optimize experimental implementations and analysis.
Dr. Peter Schwindt is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has been engaged in optical and atomic physics research for more than two decades with an emphasis in applying the principles of atomic/quantum physics to sensing and timing problems. Dr. Schwindt specializes in developing optically pumped magnetometers for magnetoencephalography, the measurement of the magnetic field from neuronal activity in the human brain, and developing compact atomic clocks and atom interferometers for position, navigation, and timing applications.
Dr. Hayden McGuinness, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has experience with a wide range of quantum information technologies. As a graduate student he studied non-linear and quantum optical phenomenon in Χ(3) fiber optic material. Once at Sandia he worked on inertial guidance technologies; developing the first high-data rate atom interferometer accelerometer, as well as a compact combination AI gyroscope/accelerometer device. His most recent work involves high fidelity transport and quantum manipulation of ionized atoms on microfabricated surface traps, and development of a high performance, miniature optical atomic clock.
Stephen Carr is an experimental physicist and Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He is an expert in cryogenic physics, engineering, hardware, transduction, integration, and readout for enabling quantum information science and technology. This expertise includes design, fabrication, electrical and optical measurement across the technological cryogenic temperature regimes from Kelvin to milliKelvin. His experience and interests include multiple physical qubit implementations: semiconductor spin qubits, superconducting qubits, trapped ions, and hybrid quantum systems. Additional experience and interests include cryogenic particle/radiation detection, laser cooling of solids, and multiscale fabrication from the millimeter scale to the atomic limit. Stephen earned his PhD in physics from Dartmouth College with a thesis on the experimental and theoretical aspects of elastic instability in classical and quantum systems.
Matt Eichenfield is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and the group leader of the MEMS-Enabled Quantum Photonics (MEQP) group at Sandia National Laboratories. Under Matt's direction and in collaboration with many other Sandia experts, the MEQP group works on bold solutions to the most demanding quantum science and engineering challenges using microsystems fabricated in Sandia's MESA nanofabrication facility. Examples of these microsystems include: piezoelectric photonic integrated circuits for control of atomic species with dense UV and optical circuitry; quantum transducers that convert microwave frequency quantum information between superconducting circuits, phonons, and photons; and generation of massive entangled states of photons using integrated quantum emitters and photonic integrated circuits at cryogenic temperatures. Matt received his PhD from Caltech in 2009 in the field of quantum nano-optomechanical systems and received the Demetriades Award for best thesis. Subsequently, Matt was the Kavli Nanoscience Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech until joining Sandia in 2011 as a Harry S. Truman Presidential Fellow in National Security Science and Engineering.