Kevin completed his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2020. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta to join the Quantum Systems Division (QSD) as a Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) CIPHER Laboratory. Kevin is currently contributing to work that will utilize existing GTRI-designed surface ion traps to demonstrate scalability of quantum information systems. Implementing small quantum algorithms on the existing hardware will enable testing of a quantum advantage over classical computation for certain algorithms and give insight into simulations of quantum phenomena such as protein folding, phase transitions, and chemical dynamics. The QSD is also pairing its expertise in quantum devices with other groups at GTRI to develop compact atomic magnetometers for use in real-world applications such as magnetic anomaly detection and research/clinical MEG.
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