(HPCWire) Michael R. Wasielewski, Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy, will receive $1.5 million over three years from the Department of Energy (DOE) for research toward the development of new Quantum Information Science (QIS). His award is a part of a total of $37 million in DOE funding granted to some 20 projects selected through competitive peer review for targeted research in materials and chemistry.
Wasielewski, who serves on the Executive Committee for Northwestern’s Initiative for Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE). Through INQUIRE, Northwestern is a member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.
In addition to this award from the DOE, Wasielewski is involved in a number of awards in quantum science.
Co-PI working with PI Danna Freedman, associate professor of chemistry at Northwestern, and other researchers on a DOE grant announced in October 2018 to create improved qubits, the smallest unit of a quantum computer.
PI of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) project that began in July, 2019 to explore multi-electron spin systems for QIS.
Co-PI on a separate three-year NSF Center for Chemical Innovation grant beginning in September 2019 led by PI David Beratan, R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry at Duke University, with the aim to generate coherence in molecular systems.

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