Dr. Ke Xu is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy and in Microsystems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Previously he was a Research Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI). He received his B.S. in Optical Engineering and Optoelectronics from Zhejiang University in China, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago working with Prof. Michael Stroscio and Prof.
Patrick Irvin recieved both his B.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked in the Levy group. He remained in the group as a post doc and is now a research assistant professor.
Sergey Frolov received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Russia in 2000. He then pursued and obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 as an assistant professor of Physics. His breakthrough work on signatures of Majorana Fermions, spin-orbit qubits in nanowires, and ballistic spin resonance has received world-wide press coverage in numerous languages such as german, dutch, russian, or italian. He also received several awards since his appointment, including an NSF-CAREER award.
The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute was established in 2012 to help unify and promote research in quantum science and engineering in the Pittsburgh area. PQI members have faculty appointments from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh in physics, chemistry, and engineering disciplines.