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Quantum-Enabled Technologies

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Thematic Task Force Role: An ad hoc group of cross sector experts guide content planning to develop a report that will includes actionable findings and identified research directions intended to catalyze action.

Exploratory Domains

The workshop is aimed at creating roadmaps for near and long-term engineering research opportunities with the highest potential for positive societal impact.

The event will focus primarily on four areas of intersection:

  • Quantum and biology;
  • Quantum and materials;
  • Quantum and AI; and
  • Quantum and computing.

This event is intended for transdisciplinary experts and includes quantum information science, quantum computing, and (technology-specific) engineering communities (e.g., bioengineering, space science, photonics, quantum computing, and analog very large-scale integration [VLSI]).


While quantum computing has gained significant scientific and public attention at the theory and prototype levels, it lacks the engineering required to enable scalable, practical, field-deployable quantum systems to achieve an impact on society. Multidisciplinary engineering research is needed to develop deployable quantum sensors for bio-sensing and bio-engineering applications, AI-inspired techniques for near-term realizable scalable quantum processors for hardware platforms, semiconductor properties and materials for quantum processors, and computing to solve high-value, open problems in the field.

At this event, participants will envision changing and shaping the engineering field to achieve scalable, deployable, cost-effective quantum information systems, processors, sensors, and technologies. The goal is to identify specific engineering research directions with the potential for the greatest return on investment that are nascent or require additional exploration.

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  • December 2023
  • March 2024
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  • July 2024
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Thematic Task Force


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Saikat Guha

Professor, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
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Brian Gaucher

Principal Research Scientist, Systems Design Manager, Quantum Computing, IBM
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Afrouz Anderson

Program Director, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
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Jennifer Barton

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
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Oliver Dial

CTO, IBM Quantum
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Matt Eichenfield

Associate Professor and SPIE Endowed Chair, University of Arizona and Distinguished Faculty Joint Appointee, Sandia National Labs
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Travis Humble

Director, Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Helmut Katzgraber

Global Practice Lead – Quantum, Amazon
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Jungsang Kim

Distinguished Professor, Duke University
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Kartik Srinivasan

Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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