Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "QTC@UMD," Professor Ronald Walsworth, University of Maryland | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "QTC@UMD," Professor Ronald Walsworth, University of Maryland

Friday, December 6, 2019
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1110 Kim Engineering Building
Kara Stamets
301 405 4471
stametsk@umd.edu

Dr. Ronald Walsworth
Minta Martin Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Director, Quantum Technology Center
University of Maryland, College Park

Talk title: QTC@UMD 

Abstract: The Quantum Technology Center (QTC) was recently launched at the University of Maryland (UMD). A collaboration of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, QTC's mission is to innovate, translate, and educate in the rapidly developing field of quantum technology. Dr. Walsworth will provide an overview of the QTC, some example quantum technology success stories, and a vision of things to come.
 
Bio: Dr. Walsworth joined the University of Maryland as a Minta Martin Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and as Director of the QTC in August 2019. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Physics at UMD. Walsworth is currently a senior physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and was formerly on the faculty of Harvard University with affiliations in the Department of Physics and the Center for Brain Science. Walsworth is a pioneer in the field of quantum diamond sensing, and led the application of this rapidly emerging technology across many areas of the physical and life sciences. He received the Francis Pipkin Award in 2005 from the American Physical Society (APS) for his work in precision measurements and bioimaging. He is also a distinguished traveling lecturer for the APS.

Walsworth leads an interdisciplinary research group that develops precision measurement tools and applies them to problems ranging from quantum physics and astrophysics to geoscience and biomedical imaging. Various start-up companies have spun out of the Walsworth lab, including Hyperfine Research, which is developing low-cost portable MRI machines, and Quantum Diamond Technology, Inc. (QDTI), which is commercializing quantum diamond sensors for biomedical diagnostics. Ron has also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of other tech companies and incubators, including Quantum-Si, 4Catalyzer, and Butterfly Network—which has brought to market a hand-held ultrasound that is read on an iPhone and costs less than $2,000.

Dr. Walsworth received his B.S. in Physics from Duke University in 1984, and he received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 1991.

Audience: Clark School  All Students  Graduate  Undergraduate  Faculty  Post-Docs  Alumni  Corporate 

 

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