Jin Zhao received her B.S. in Physics as well as her Ph.D., also in Physics, from the University of Science & Technology of China. She then joined the University of Pittsburgh as a postdoctoral research associate and stayed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as a research assistant professor. Since 2010, she is a professor in the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscope in the Department of Physics of her alma mater, the University of Science & Technology of China, while retaining an adjunct professorship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. George is Department Chair, R&H Mickle Endowed Chair, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Founder and Director of the NSF Center for Space, High-performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC), a national research center and consortium founded in 2017 and headquartered at Pitt. SHREC features nearly 40 academic, industry, and government partners and is considered by many as the top research center in its field.
Andrew Gellman received his B.S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Thereafter, he was an ICI postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in Physical Chemistry. He became a faculty member of the chemistry department at the University of Illinois before joining Carnegie Mellon in 1992 where he was appointed the Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1999. Andrew Gellman served as Department Head of Chemical Engineering. He promulgated a $28 million renovation of Doherty Hall. In 2012 he was appointed co-Director of Carnegie Mellon’s W.E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.
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.