Quantum2020 Poster Gallery

Every year, PQI holds two poster sessions for its students. The spring poster session is held during the annual event of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, PQI20XX, while the fall poster session happens during the Science20XX fair organized by the University of Pittsburgh. This year, Science20XX has been placed on hold - PQI is hosting the new Quantum20XX event in its place on October 29th. Prizes, such as travel awards and tech gadgets, are awarded to the best poster presentations.

The theme of Quantum2020 is "Spooky Action at Distance" and will be held online only.
This is an interdisciplinary event with a focus on quantum science and engineering. All PQI students, undergrads, grads, and postdocs, from all three universities are encouraged to present a poster. This exercise is also a means of fine-tuning presentation and communication skills. 

Visit our Award Winners page for more information about the students who have won PQI GSR or poster awards.

Presentations are broken into sessions from either 3-4pm or 4:15-5:15pm. Please use the gallery below to view posters and presentation schedules.

Groups 1A (3-4pm) and 2A (4:15-5:15pm) will take place here: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94220282323

Groups 1B (3-4pm) and 2B (4:15-5:15pm) will take place here: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94682134951

Groups 1C (3-4pm) and 2C (4:15-5:15pm) will take place here: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99796486345

Poster Title:
Free energies of tautomerizations from Machine Learning and QM calculations
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Zhen (Jack) Liu
Poster Title:
Towards a Deep Learning Potential for Anhydrous Proton Transport
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Siddarth Achar
Poster Title:
Beyond Transition Metal Oxide Cathodes for Electric Aviation: The Case of Rechargeable CFx
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Venkatesh Krishnamurthy
Poster Title:
Microwave Photonic Crystals for Electro-Optic Quantum Transduction
Presentation Time:
October 30, 2020 15:15
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Christopher Ligato
Poster Title:
Interplay between Electron Pairing and Nonlinear Hall Effect in LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Nanostructures
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Aditi Nethwewala
Poster Title:
Tubularenes: building carbon-nanotubes one block at a time
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Victor Espinoza Castro
Poster Title:
Statistical Field Theory for Elastomers
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Pratik Khandagale
Poster Title:
Performance of automatic fragmentation for property prediction
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1A
Presenter:
Amanda Dumi
Poster Title:
Machine Learned Hückel Theory for Orbital Study
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Tetiana Zubatiuk
Poster Title:
Uniaxial strain effect on superconductivity in nanostructures at LaAIO3/SrTiO3 interfaces
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Xinyi Wu
Poster Title:
Describing a Temporary Anion of N2 by the Stabilization Method
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Stephen Slimak
Poster Title:
H2/CO2 Separations in a Multicomponent Metal-Adeninate bMOF with Multiple Chemically Distinct Pore Environments
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Zachary Schulte
Poster Title:
High-performance Quantum Simulation Through Analog Control Optimization
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Paul Kairys
Poster Title:
Development of a Reactive Forcefield to Model Cu-Ni Alloy Oxidation and Surface Segregation in Thermal Conditions
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Richard Garza
Poster Title:
Machine Learning to Accelerate Screening for Marcus Reorganization Energies
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Omri Abarbanel
Poster Title:
Controlling Quantum Transport in Electron Waveguides by Periodic Modulation
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1B
Presenter:
Elliot Mansfield
Poster Title:
Intrinsically Polar Piezoelectric Self-Assembled Oligopeptide Monolayers
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Christopher Petroff
Poster Title:
Nanoscale control of LaAIO3/SrTiO3 metal-insulator transition using ultra-low-voltage electron-bean lithography
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Dengyu Yang
Poster Title:
Imaging of Haber-Bosch catalysis precursor N2-K at the atomic scale
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Chao Zhang
Poster Title:
Optoelectronic Impacts of Particle Size in Water-Dispersible Plasmonic Copper Selenide Nanoparticles
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Riti Sen
Poster Title:
Bath Engineering with Three-Wave Parametric Coupling
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Maria Mucci
Poster Title:
Deterministic switching of a perpendicularly polarized magnet using unconventional spin-orbit torques in WTe2
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
I-Hsuan Kao
Poster Title:
Benchmarks for Quantum Approximate Optimization on Small Graphs
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Phillip Lotshaw
Poster Title:
Flow based Micro-Electrochemical Methods for Charactering Redox Flow Battery Kinetics
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
1C
Presenter:
Tejal Sawant
Poster Title:
Thermopower of Quasi-One Dimensional Quantum Wires at the LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Interface
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Yuhe Tang
Poster Title:
Epitaxial Growth of Topological Dirac Semimetal Na3Bi on an Antiferromagnetic Insulator
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Dana Peirce
Poster Title:
Evaluation of Thermochemical Machine Learning Methods
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 15:00
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Dakota Folmsbee
Poster Title:
Progress Towards a One Electron Model for Image Potential States: Can Graphene's Finite Analogs Bridge the Gap
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Devin Mulvey
Poster Title:
A quantum state router based on parametrically driven photon exchange
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Chao Zhou
Poster Title:
Bond energies of molecules: Optimal transport framework for Strictly Correlated Electron (SCE) limit of Density Functional Theory
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Kshiteej Deshmukh
Poster Title:
Impact of Solvent Identity on the Deposition of a Cobalt Crown Ether Phthalocyanine Monolayer Electrolyte
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2A
Presenter:
Huiran Wang
Poster Title:
Observation of Electrically Tunable van Hove Singularities in Twisted Bilayer Graphene from NanoARPES
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2B
Presenter:
Ryan Muzzio
Poster Title:
Tubularenes: a new class of tubular organic frameworks
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2B
Presenter:
Rodrigo Ferreira
Poster Title:
The Role of High-Order Electron Correlation Effects in a Model System for Non-valence Correlation-bound Anions
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2B
Presenter:
Shiv Upadhyay
Poster Title:
Pareto Optimization of Polymer Polarizability and Dipole Moment Using a Genetic Algorithm
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2B
Presenter:
Danielle Hiener
Poster Title:
Nanoscale Metal-to-Insulator Transition in Free Standing LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Membrane
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2B
Presenter:
Muqing Yu
Poster Title:
Using Cluster Chemistry to Convert Atmospheric Gasses to Valuable Products
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Brett Lucht
Poster Title:
Magnetic Domain Wall Skyrmions
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Maxwell Li
Poster Title:
Highly selective catalysis on atomically precise bimetallic nanostructures
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Anantha Venkataraman Nagarajan
Poster Title:
Controlling Qubit Relaxation in 0-3 Dimensions
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Param Patel
Poster Title:
Influence of Temperature on LAO/STO Nanowire Lifetimes
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Aaron Greenberg
Poster Title:
High-speed 2D memory based on ion gating using a monolayer electrolyte
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Shubham Sukumar Awate
Poster Title:
Non-Reflecting Boundary Conditions for Electron Scattering
Presentation Time:
October 29, 2020 16:15
Group:
2C
Presenter:
Soumya Mukherjee