Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network: Building "Triplets" to Bridge Academia and Industry

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 13 December 2017

Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET) is housed at the Chicago Quantum Exchange, an intellectual hub and partnership for advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information. QISE-NET build "Triplets" to Bridge Academia and Industry which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation within the “Quantum Leap” and “Growing Convergent Research” Big Ideas. 

The TRIPLETS program offers excellent opportunities for graduate students in all areas of quantum information science and engineering. Based in the Institute for Molecular Engineering, this center is designed to coordinate relevant activity across the disciplines and associated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratories and Fermi National Laboratory. This program will conduct yearly workshops for all of the participants at rotating locations. The workshops form an important mechanism for QISE-NET communications among the various projects and provide the means of knitting the network together. The yearly workshops will be a chance for all participants to not only share research results, but also provide a way for all QISE-NET members to understand different “best practices” that produce the effective triplet interactions. Moreover, the workshops will be a way to understand the different parameters of interest to industry or national laboratories and academia. Mentoring activities will also be included to help students meet challenges encountered during their research, as well as to learn more about various career opportunities after graduation.
Applications Deadline: January 5th, 2018 at http://qisenet.uchicago.edu/application/

The typical award will consist of $10,000 per year to augment — not replace — the student’s current stipend and will be used to reimburse travel to and local expenses at the company or national laboratory location for collaborative research, as well as for appropriate associated research expenses. Additional funding will be made available to allow for participation in the annual workshop.
Eligibility:  A very simple application includes a 2-page project description, a letter from the faculty advisor, a letter from industry (or national lab) advisor, and an official transcript. Applications are for collaborative efforts for small teams including graduate student, academic PI and industry partner. Proposals should be submitted by graduate students from universities located within US and US territories who are  pursuing advanced degrees in areas related to QISE. These areas include physics, materials science, quantum or device engineering, chemistry, computer science, and industrial research, among others.

Please click the link for more information: http://qisenet.uchicago.edu/