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Shreya Ghosh is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

She works in the Saxena lab and examines protein-DNA interactions using site directed Cu(II) spin labeling methods.

Shreya was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

*correction to typo at 0:19-0:25 is Ghosh

Minh Vo was a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

He worked with Karl Johnson and uses computational chemistry to study the reaction mechanisms of catalytic systems.

Minh was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

*correction to text at 0:18-0:24 is Minh and Department of Chemical Engineering

Arailym Kairalapova is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

She works in the Jordan lab and focuses on the non-valence correlation-bound anion states of small molecules and water clusters.

Arai was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

Shouvik Mukherjee is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.

He works in the Snoke lab and investigates the many-body effects associated with the flow of exciton-polariton condensate in a narrow channel.

Shouvik was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

Chenxu Liu is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.

He works in the Pekker Lab on understanding the dynamics of various driven-dissipative quantum systems and their possible applications to operational quantum computers. He focuses on answering the question of how to achieve efficient and high fidelity manipulation of both matter and photon qubits in order to improve entangled state preparation, gate operation, transmission and detection of the resulting states of the qubits.

Chenxu was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

Azarin Zarassi is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

She works in the Frolov lab and is assembling a Majorana qubit with a superconducting qubit to use the coupling between them to read the state of the Majorana qubit from the microwave frequency response of the resonator in the superconducting qubit. This device paves the way to future generation of quantum computers and is the beginning of many studies to exploit Majorana fermions and their unique topological features.

Azarin was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

Arthur Li is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

He works in the Levy lab examining quantum transport in complex oxide interfaces and graphene.

Arthur was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2017/2018.

Dr. Susan Coppersmith is the Robert E. Fassnacht and a Vilas Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has worked on a broad range of problems in the area of complex systems, and has made substantial contributions to the understanding of subjects including glasses, granular materials, the nonlinear dynamics of magnetic flux lattices in type-II superconductors, and quantum computing. 

Dr. Coppersmith has served as Chair of the UW-Madison physics department, as a member of the NORDITA advisory board, as a member of the Mathematical and Physical Science Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, and as a Trustee at the Aspen Center for Physics.  She has served as Chair of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society, as Chair of the Section on Physics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences, and as Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward Beall is a graduate student in in the Department of Chemistry at Pitt.

He works in the Waldeck lab and observes charge transport through molecular bridges by studying the electrical conductance of a single molecule. This will aid in miniaturizing circuitry, hopefully to the nanoscale. 

Edward won a travel award at the Science 2015 poster session for his poster on "Scanning Tunneling Microscope Break Junction Method with Continuous Bias Modulation”.

Megan Kirkendall is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

She works in the Levy lab where she researches quantum simulation at the lanthanum aluminate strontium titanate interface. Her research involves engineering a lattice interface on the nanometer scale, and then using that information to simulate a quantum system that can be studied. This process provides insight into quantum systems that cannot be simulated with a normal computer.

Megan won the grand prize at the Science 2014 poster session for her poster on “Experimental Quantum Simulation Using 1D LaAlO3/SrTiO3”.

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