Levy and Givi wins 2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 March 2022

Congratulations to Jeremy Levy and Peyman Givi for receiving the 2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. 

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring will annually recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. Up to four awards will be made each year. . .

Want to promote diversity in science? Offer better support.

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 March 2022

Growing up in Patna, India, I imagined that there would be a better representation of women in physics in the United States. But after arriving at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to begin my graduate studies in 1988, I was sorely disappointed to learn that I was the only woman in a class of 36 PhD students.

The situation has improved marginally since then. In 2019, for example, women received 20% of both undergraduate and PhD degrees in physics in the . . .


van Stipdonk and Corcovilos Publishes in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 1 March 2022

Congratulations to Michael van Stipdonk, Theodore Corcovilos, and their research group for recently publishing their paper, "Intrinsic reactivity of [OUCH]+: Apparent synthesis of [OUS]+ by reaction with CS2" in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Read the abstract below!


Vincent Sokalski receive grant for AMPED Consortium

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 February 2022

Congratulations to Vincent Sokalski for winning a grant for the AMPED Consortium. Read the CMU MSE article below! 

McHenry, Sokalski receive planning grant for Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium. The Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium has received a planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its prestigious Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC).

University of Pittsburgh researchers develop new modular-based system for quantum computers

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 2 February 2022

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have successfully developed and patented a new modular-based system for connecting together qubits — a unit of measurement and a building block behind quantum computing.

In modern computing, computers use bits of information to solve problems, amid a myriad of other applications that computers can do. The bits that make up modern computers consist of ones and zeros, a signal that translates to being either on and off.


Peyman Givi Named 2021 AAM Fellow

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 26 January 2022

Peyman Givi has recently been elected as 2021 Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics!

The American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) is an honor society that is home to all disciplines engaged in the study of the response of inanimate and animate matter to forces and environmental effects. Members are recognized for their contributions to the science and profession of mechanics.

Patent Issued to Jeremy Levy and Patrick Irvin

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 11 January 2022

Congratulations to Jeremy Levy, Patrick Irvin, and Feng Bi for their patent titled "Oxide Interface Displaying Electronically Controllable Ferromagnetism!"

Magnetism forms the basis for non-volatile storage in hard disk drives. A new field called “spintronics” aims to use electronics and electron spin to process information; however, it has been difficult to find appropriate materials...

UCLA Announces New Masters Degree in Quantum Science

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 December 2021

The University of California, Los Angeles is happy to announce their new Master of Quantum Science and Technology (MQST) Degree. MQST is a one-year in-person graduate professional degree program designed to prepare students for careers in quantum science in private industry, national labs, and government agencies.The program curriculum is tailored to students and early career professionals looking to enter the quantum industry workforce with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to seek opportunities with focused intent and present as attractive highly prepared candidates to employers...

Pushing Quantum Information Across the Channel

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 7 December 2021

Congratulations to Vikesh Siddhu for publishing his paper, "Entropic singularities give rise to quantum transmission," in Nature Communications!

The information age is built on efficiently processing digital data. Today this data is processed classically as bits of zeros and ones. But there exists a more powerful kind of information processing. Quantum information, which obeys the laws of quantum mechanics, can not only carry those classic ones and zeros but it can impart them with unbreakable security and process them with computational power that may go beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers. . .