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Walsworth, Ronald

Walsworth, Ronald

Founding Director & Minta Martin Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Quantum Technology Center
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
2218 Kim Engineering Building

Ronald Walsworth leads an interdisciplinary research group with a focus on developing precision measurement tools and then applying them to problems in both the physical and life sciences.  Two start-up companies have spun out of the Walsworth lab, with others being planned. He is also a Professor in the UMD Department of Physics and Director of the UMD Quantum Technology Center, as well as a Senior Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  For an overview of research, personnel, and scholarly products: http://walsworth.physics.harvard.edu/index.html


1991: Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University

1984: B.S. in Physics, Duke University

Awards and honors

  • Francis Pipkin Award in Precision Measurements, American Physical Society, 2005
  • ​Distinguished Traveling Lecturer, American Physical Society, 2002-present
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2001
  • Smithsonian Institution Exceptional Service Award, 1993
  • Duke University Faculty Scholar Award, 1984

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QTC, NRL Announce New Partnership to Spur Quantum Innovation

The University of Maryland's Quantum Technology Center (QTC) entered today into an Education Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to identify and pursue opportunities related to quantum technology research.

QTC Researchers Combine QDM and ML to Noninvasively Probe an Integrated Circuit

A Quantum Diamond Microscope, augmented with Machine Learning, has been used to noninvasively probe activity within an integrated circuit.

Diamonds Shine a Light on Hidden Currents in Graphene

UMD Professor and Quantum Technology Center Director, Ronald Walsworth, and his colleagues, have developed a way to use diamonds to see the elusive details of electrical currents.

Delivering on Quantum Innovation

The University of Maryland (UMD) has announced the launch of the Quantum Technology Center (QTC), which aims to translate quantum physics research into innovative technologies.

Ronald Walsworth Joins UMD’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ronald (Ron) Walsworth joined the University of Maryland in August as a Minta Martin Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and as Director of the Quantum Technology Center.

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center

The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.