Meet the Team


Leadership

David Awschalom

Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter, Physics Device Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics Quantum Sensing

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Supratik Guha

Center for Nanoscale Materials Director and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Lab Director, Argonne; Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago 

Areas of Expertise:
Device Physics, Quantum Sensing

 

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Joe Lykken

Fermilab Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, High-Energy Physics

 

 

 

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Dale Van Harlingen

Donald Biggar Willett Professor, College of Engineering, UIUC

Areas of Expertise:
Device fabrication, Transport and phase-sensitive Josephson measurements, Magnetic imaging

 

 

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Staff

Kate Timmerman

Executive Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange

Diana Morgan

Strategic Operations Lead, CQE/QIS/IME

Scientists and Engineers

Yuri Alexeev

Computational Principal Project Specialist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Simulation, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Software

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James Amundson

Head of Fermilab Scientific Computing Division, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, High-Energy Physics, High-Performance Computing

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Baha Balantekin

Eugene P. Wigner Professor, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Nuclear physics, particle physics and astrophysics; quantum simulation of nuclear and particle physics

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Hannes Bernien

Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics

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Alexey Bezryadin

Professor of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise:
Superconducting qubits, Topologically protected qubits, Transduction

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Daniel Bowring

Scientist, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing, Device Physics

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Davide Braga

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Development Engineer, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Integrated Circuits, Cold Electronics

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Victor Brar

Assistant Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Areas of expertise: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, 2D materials, magnetic materials, optics, metasurfaces, quantum materials

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Gustavo Cancelo

Engineer, Scientific Computing Division Group Leader, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics

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Marcela Carena

Head, Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab; Professor (part-time), Department of Physics, and Enrico Fermi Institute, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics, Quantum Computing for High-Energy Physics

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David Ceperley

Professor of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Chemical Physics

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Clarence Chang

Assistant Physicist, Argonne; Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UChicago 

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Sensing, Device Physics

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Cheng Chin

Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

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Fred Chong

Seymour Goodman Professor of Computer Architecture in the Department of Computer Science, UChicago; Argonne  Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Information

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Aaron Chou

Scientist, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing, Device Physics

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Bryan Clark

Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Algorithms

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Andrew Cleland

John A. MacLean Sr. Professor for Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise, and Director, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, UChicago; Argonne Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Device Physics, Nanomechanics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing

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Aashish Clerk

Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Argonne Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics

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Susan Coppersmith

Robert E. Fassnacht Professor of Physics & Vilas Research Professor, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed matter theory, Quantum computing theory

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Aida El-Khadra

Professor of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Areas of Expertise:
High Energy Physics, Lattice field Theory, Quantum Computing

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Greg Engel

Professor of Chemistry, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Phyiscal Chemistry

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Chang-Beom Eom

Raymond R. Holton Chair Professor in Engineering and Theodore H. Geballe, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Nanostructure fabrications of novel materials, Hetroepitaxy of complex oxide thin films and heterostructures

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Mark Eriksson

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Experimental studies of nanostructures, Quantum computing, Qubits in silicon, Semiconductor membranes, Interacting electrons in low-dimensional systems, Application of nanoelectronics to biology. 

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Juan Estrada

Scientist, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Astrophysics, Dark Matter Detection, Superconducting Detectors

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Farah Fahim

Senior ASIC Development Engineer, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Readout Integrated Circuits, Photon Detectors

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Thomas Faulkner

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

 

Areas of Expertise:
High Energy Physics and Particle Physics, Quantum Information

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Hal Finkel

Compiler Technology and Programming Languages Lead, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Information, Quantum Computing

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Giulia Galli

Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Chemistry

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Steve Geer

Scientist, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Particle Physics, Quantum Sensing

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Stephen Gray

Theory and Modeling Group Leader, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Chemistry, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing

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Philippe Guyot-Sionnest

Professor of Chemistry and Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Device Physics, Physical Chemistry

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Salman Habib

Senior Physicist and Computational Scientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing, Nanomechanics

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Roni Harnik

Senior Scientist, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Standard Model Physics, Dark Matter, Quantum Sensors

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F. Joseph Heremans

Applied Physicist, Argonne; Staff Scientist at the Institute for Molecular Engineering, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing, Nanomechanics

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Alexander High

Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Device Physics, Quantum Optics

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Martin Holt

Nanoscientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Information, Nanomechanics, Device Physics

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Robert Joynt

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, Superconductivity, Quantum Hall Effect

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Woowon Kang

Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Device Physics, Topological Physics

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Raj Kettimuthu

Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory  


Areas of Expertise:
High-Performance Computing, Machine Learning

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Rakshya Khatiwada

Research Associate, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Dark matter astrophysics, quantum sensors and devices

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Shimon Kolkowitz

Assistant Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Precision measurement; quantum sensing; metrology; timekeeping; tests of relativity; quantum optics

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Jim Kowalkowski

Computational Science Researcher, Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, Quantum Information

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Max Lagally

Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Nanoscale properties of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and dimensionally confined structures, Atom-scale mechanisms of film growth: Group IV semiconductors, nano-strain engineering, silicon nanomembranes

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Anthony Leggett

Professor, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed matter, quantum information, topological quantum computing, superconducting qubits, quantum foundations

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Alex Levchenko

Associate Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum kinetics, Mesoscopic effects, Nonequilibrium systems, Superconductivity, Topological materials 

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Michael Levin

Associate Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Physics

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Kathy Levin

Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

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Andy Li

Postdoctoral Researcher, Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information

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Daniel Lopez

Nanofabrication and Devices Group Leader, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing, Nanomechanics, Device Physics

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Virginia Lorenz

Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Quantum Optics

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Adam Lyon

Senior Scientist; Associate Division Head for Systems for Scientific Applications, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics, Particle Physics, Quantum Computing

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Xuedan Ma

Assistant Nanoscientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Physical Chemistry, Quantum Optics, Device Physics

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Alex Macridin

Applications Physicist, Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Accelerator and Beam Simulations, Quantum Algorithms

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Peter Maurer

Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Physical Chemistry, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing

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Robert Mcdermott

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Superconducting qubits (coherence, quantum measurement, scalable control), hybrid quantum systems 

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Stephen Mrenna

Senior Scientist, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Particle Physics, Quantum Computing

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Matthew Otten

Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellow, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing

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Shengshi Pang

Research Associate, Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology

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Kim Palladino

Assistant Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
High energy physics; dark matter searches; quantum simulation of particle and nuclear physics

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Jiwoong Park

Professor of Chemistry, UChicago; Argonne Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Device Physics, Physical Chemistry

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Cristián Peña

Fermilab Lederman Fellow, Caltech INQNET Fellow, Co-spokesperson for Fermilab FQNet experiment

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics and Detectors, QIS High-Energy Physics Instrumentation

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Gabriel Perdue

Scientist, Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
Machine Learning, Quantum Information, Particle Physics

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Rob Plunkett

Senior Scientist, Co-PI of MAGIS-100, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics, Particle Physics

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Alex Romanenko

Senior Scientist, Technical Division Associate Head, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Physics, Superconducting Technology

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Shinsei Ryu

Associate Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Physics

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Mark Saffman

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic physics; quantum computing with neutral atoms; quantum optics; entanglement; nonlinear optics; solitons; pattern formation 

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David Schuster

Associate Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Device Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics

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Liz Sexton-Kennedy

Fermilab Associate Director for Computing, Fermilab

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physics

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Erik Shirokoff

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Device Physics, Quantum Sensing

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Steven Sibener

Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Physical Chemistry

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Jonathan Simon

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Optics, Topological Physics

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Dam Son

University Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Physics

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Panagiotis Spentzouris

Senior Scientist, Head Quantum Science Program, Fermilab

 

Areas of Expertise:
High-Energy Physcs, Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking

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Rick Stevens

Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Associate Laboratory Director, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Simulation, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Software, Quantum Computer Simulation

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Martin Suchara

Computer Scientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Computer Simulation

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Dmitri Talapin

Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, UChicago; Argonne Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Device Physics, Physical Chemistry

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Maxim Vavilov

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Computing, condensed matter

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Valerii Vinokour

Distinguished Fellow, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Sensing, Topological Physics, Device Physics

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Thad Walker

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum information using Rydberg Atoms; Spin-exchange optical pumping; Biomagnetometry

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Paul Wiegmann

Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Physics

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Shuolong Yang

Assistant Professor in Molecular Engineering, UChicago

 

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Superconducting Technology, Topological Physics

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Deniz Yavuz

Professor of Physics, UW-Madison

 

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum and nonlinear optics; ultrafast physics and quantum interference effects such as slow light and stopped light 

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Linda Young

Distinguished Fellow, Argonne; Professor of Physics, UChicago

Areas of Expertise:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Quantum Optics

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Xufeng Zhang

Assistant Scientist, Argonne

Areas of Expertise:
Quantum Optics, Nanomechanics, Topological Physics, Device Physics

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Tian Zhong

Assitant Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Argonne Joint Appointee

Areas of Expertise:
Condensed Matter Physics, Device Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics

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