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UW receives NSF funds for investment in an interdisciplinary quantum future

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on September 1, 2020 - 12:05pm
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UW News has posted a story about a $3 million grant to the UW to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology. The new traineeship — known as Accelerating Quantum-Enabled Technologies, or AQET — will make the UW one of just “a handful” of universities with a formal, interdisciplinary curriculum in this field. AQET students can come from doctoral programs in the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. The program is intended to complement the training and education that participating students receive in their home doctoral programs, while also preparing them for future careers in quantum information science and technology.

The principal investigator and director of the new traineeship is Kai-Mei Fu, a UW associate professor of physics and of electrical and computer engineering, and a researcher with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fu also co-chairs the UW QuantumX steering committee and is a faculty member with the UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute, the Clean Energy Institute and the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems.

Here is a link to the full story: