Materials Challenges for Quantum Technology Engineering & Innovation webinar series

The 20th century saw the first quantum revolution which created game changing technologies such as transistors and lasers The second quantum revolution, set to define the 21 st century, is well underway.This revolution aims to design, control and engineer individual quantum systems, ranging from molecules to single electrons, with greater precision than ever before. Importantly, quantum information science is no longer limited to interest from university laboratories, but has turned the heads of industry giants and investors alike Think Google and Microsoft, IBM and Alibaba.

What exotic technological applications can we expect from this second quantum revolution? Join us as we embark on a series of webinars to explore the implications of quantum technology engineering and the critical material challenges to overcome Proudly brought to you by A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.

Video recording of past webinars

Session 1

18 August 2020

Quantum Effects In Molecularly-Tailored Magnetic Graphene

Prof. Lapo Bogani from the University of Oxford discusses the results from using bottom-up shaping of molecular graphene quantum systems.

Session 2

25 August 2020

Infrared Metrology With Visible Light: The Mystic Of Quantum Correlations

In this webinar, Dr. Leonid Krivitskiy from IMRE shares their work on developing new quantum-enabled techniques which allow them to retrieve properties of materials in the IR range from the measurements of visible range photons.

Session 3

1 September 2020

Materials Frontiers To Empower Quantum Computing

Hear Prof. Girodano Scappucci from QuTech TU Delft discuss materials challenges that will enable integration of qubits for the quantum information age of tomorrow.

Session 4

8 September 2020

Heterogeneous Integration of Surface Ion Trap, Silicon Photonics and 3D-TSV for Quantum Computing

Prof. Tan Chuan Seng from the Nanyang Technological University discusses a scalable multi-module platform integrating SE ion trap, silicon photonics components and 3D through silicon via interconnects using conventional CMOS technologies on 12-inch substrate.

Session 5

15 September 2020

Understanding Resonant Charge Transport Through Weakly Coupled Single-Molecule Junctions

Dr. Jan Mol from QMUL introduces a new quantum mechanical description of electron transfer through single molecule devices that show quantitative agreement with experimental data.

Session 6

22 September 2020

Ion Trap – A Versatile Device For Quantum Information Processing

Prof. Manas Mukherjee from the Centre of Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore provides an overview of their recent contribution, as well as the goals and challenges towards developing scalable quantum processors in ion traps for sensing and simulation applications.

Session 7

29 September 2020

Low-Dimensional Quantum Materials For Future Energy Harvesting

Dr. Pascal Gehring from IMEC, Belgium presents their recent progress on experimental thermoelectric studies on single molecules.

Session 8

6 October 2020

Atomic and Superconducting Quantum Devices

Hear Prof. Rainer Dumke from Nanyang Technological University discuss the individual challenges of superconducting and atomic quantum systems as well as the current progress to realize robust hybrid computing architectures based on neutral atoms and superconducting qubits.

Session 9

13 October 2020

Quantum Coherent Spin-Electric Control in Molecular Nanomagnets

Dr. Junjie Liu from the University of Oxford discusses quantum coherent control spin-electric control in molecular nanomagnets, explained quantitatively by density functional theory and a semi-empirical crystal field model.

Session 10

20 October 2020

Contact Engineering of 2D Semiconductors for Quantum Applications

Dr. Aaron Lau from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR introduces their recent progress on establishing cryogenic contacts in atomic layered transition metal dichalcogenides and discusses quantum transport through these materials.

Session 11

27 October 2020

Proximity-Induced Superconductivity in Epitaxial Quantum Spin Hall Heterostructures

In the final session of this webinar series, Prof. Bent Weber from Nanyang Technological University presents their latest work on epitaxially grown van-der-Waals heterostructures of the quantum spin Hall insulator 1T’-WTe2 and the layered van-der-Waals superconductor 2H-NbSe2 which shows stable proximity-induced superconductivity.