Summer Workshop Series 2021

 

 
Q-NEXT, the Chicago Quantum Exchange, and NSF QLCI Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks community members and partners are invited to join a virtual summer workshop series on different perspectives in quantum technology commercialization and career pathways.

Thursday, July 8, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Introduction to Technology Commercialization

Universities and national labs are all involved in research to advance the frontiers of science and technology. Our July 8 event focuses on providing an understanding of how quantum scientists and engineers, particularly those who are starting their careers in science, can have broader impact with their research and build towards a future career while performing research as a trainee.

Speakers include:

Eric Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Arjan Quist & Lisa Dhar, Northwestern University
Svetlana Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phil Smith, Argonne National Laboratory
Aaron Sauers, Fermilab
Stephanie Whitehorse and Emily Bauer (UW-Madison)

Thursday, July 22, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Perspectives on Quantum Technology Commercialization

Our July 22 event focuses on perspectives on the commercialization of quantum technologies. The event will feature speakers from a diverse set of leading quantum technology companies, including small and large businesses; companies founded on university or licensed IP; and established companies that have built a leadership position in quantum information science and technology, including through partnerships for developing technologies originating from research labs. At the event, participants will have a chance to hear about their experiences building quantum information science businesses, how academic research can contribute to technology products, and how to leverage research experience to develop skills and assets.

Speakers include:

Ben Bloom, Atom Computing
Sadik Hafizovic, Zurich Instruments
Chris Haimberger, Toptica
Liz Ruetsch, Keysight
Zongfu Yu, FlexCompute

Thursday, August 19, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Career Pathways for Quantum Scientists

Individuals with a background in quantum information science and aligned areas enjoy a wide range of career pathways. This event will provide participants with a view into careers at institutions such as national labs and non-graduate degree granting colleges and in fields such as policy and finance. A one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a 30-minute mixer in gather.town.

Tentative panel members include:

Asha Balakrishnan, STPI
David Dorsey, 11.2 Capital
Josh Goldman, KoBold
Shelby Kimmel, Middlebury College
Laura Sinclair, National Institute of Standards and Technology