Lunch and Learn

Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 3 January 2018

Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities with Dr. Briggs White, Technology Manager, Cross Cutting Research NET will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2018 between 12:00 PM  and 01:00 PM at 102 Benedum Hall. Dr. Briggs White is an experienced engineering management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Currently, Dr. White is serving as Crosscutting Technology Manager at NETL. 

The program serves to accelerate R&D progress and develop concepts and technologies that enable improvements in fossil-based power generation.  Energy technology platforms include advanced coal combustion, gas turbines, advanced power cycles, solid oxide fuel cells, and modular gas conversion reactors. The program's scope includes fostering R&D in sensors and controls, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation, high-performance materials, innovative combustion concepts, and water management. The program leverages technology trends in smart and advanced manufacturing, process intensification, high-performance computing, IoT, data analytics, and machine learning.

What Quantum Measurements Measure

Robert Griffiths
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discussions of the infamous measurement problem of quantum foundations tend to focus on how the output of a measurement, the pointer position, can be thought of in consistent quantum mechanical terms, while ignoring the equally important issue of what this outcome says about the earlier microscopic situation the apparatus was designed to measure. An experimental physicist is typically much more interested in the path followed by a particle before it triggered his detector than in what happened later, and if quantum mechanics cannot provide a clear explanation, how can...

Science 2015 Lunch Learn: Does It (Quantum) Compute?

Does it quantum compute?
October 9, 2015

Jeremy Levy, PhD
Michael Hatridge, PhD, Daniel Lambrecht, PhD, Peyman Givi, PhD

A panel discussion of faculty members from the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute ( was organized during Science 2015 to learn about the new field of quantum computing.  The panel includes experts from physics, chemistry and engineering disciplines, and will be moderated by the Director of PQI.  What is a quantum computer?  How are they different from ordinary computers?  What kinds of disciplines can a quantum computer impact?  Why don’t we have quantum computers already?