Engineering New Quantum Defects

We have an active effort (and numerous publications) on how to model quantum defects in solids such that we can guide the development of next-generation scalable quantum systems. Through ab initio calculations and new theoretical methods, we are working towards "artificial atoms" with desired quantum properties that advance artificial quantum coherent systems. 

Our group currently has an Army Research Office funded MURI (Ab Initio Solid-State Quantum Materials) on design of new quantum emitters in 2D materials.

With colleagues at Oakridge National Lab (ORNL) we are supported by the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences QIS grant on "Atom-by-atom design and fabrication of new quantum technologies".