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U of Arkansas to Host Grant Writing Workshop on “The Big Ones” with Speakers Having Expertise in Quantum Technology

By IQT News posted 19 Nov 2019

(US.Ark.edu) The University of Arkansas’ Office of Research and Innovation and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will host a grant writing workshop that will include quantum computing. The workshop, entitled “The Big Ones: Going After Large, Group-Funded Grants”, is about applying for some of the largest group projects and funding for instrumentation and research. The workshop will be December 5.
“We hope to increase the number of big applications that leave our campus and are highly competitive,” said Jeannine Durdik, associate dean of Fulbright College. “This workshop is interdisciplinary by design, bringing together researchers from across the U of A campus to share their ideas and strategies.”
Hugh Churchill, Assistant Professor of Physics in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss his research related to physics, materials science, and electrical engineering to fabricate and measure nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic quantum devices. Quantum devices have properties that are enabled or enhanced by quantum effects, either by material design, nanostructuring, or both. Current research interests include the development of novel quantum bits based on spin and valley degrees of freedom as well as unconventional magnetic, topological, and optoelectronic properties of one-dimensional and two-dimensional layered materials. Churchill also recently helped lead the creation of a large interdisciplinary proposal that was submitted last year to the National Science Foundation’s new program to create Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information.

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