Quantum engineering morning program

September 17, 2021


All events are located at David Rubenstein Forum, Third Floor, Friedman Hall
All events listed in CDT

9:00 A.M.

Opening statements

9:15 A.M.

Panel discussion with QISE leaders

A panel discussion moderated by David Steuerman, director of academic and national lab partnerships at IonQ, featuring:

  • Jerry Chow, director of quantum hardware system development. IBM Quantum, Watson Research Center
  • Matthew Rakher, senior scientist at HRL Laboratories, LLC
  • Linda Sapochakdivision director of the Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation
10 A.M.


10:15 A.M.

Fireside chat

A conversation with Andrew Shieldshead of the Quantum Technology Division at Toshiba Europe Ltd., moderated by Monisha Ghosh, research professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, incoming professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and former chief technology officer for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

11 A.M.


11:15 A.M.

Panel discussion: The transition to careers from PME trainees and alumni

A panel discussion moderated by Preeti Chalsani, director of industry partnerships at the Chicago Quantum Exchange (joint with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation) and deputy director of Duality, featuring:

  • Aaron Fluitt, PhD’15, senior manager of initiative development at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Yu Kambe, PhD’19, CEO and co-founder of NanoPattern Technologies, Inc.
  • Leah Weiss, postdoctoral scholar in Awschalom Group
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