Ariadna Fernandez, a senior computer science student at University of Illinois at Chicago, visited the Gagliardi group during the summer of 2022 as a Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) Open Quantum Initiative Fellow. Her latest blog reflects on her experience from discovering the opportunity on Discord to running quantum simulations. It was a pleasure having you with us, Ariadna!
The Gagliardi group’s work, as part of the Next Generation Quantum Science and Engineering (Q-NEXT) project, has been selected as the “Images of the Week”. Established in 2020, Q-NEXT brings together roughly 100 experts from three national laboratories, 10 universities and 14 technology companies to develop the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information, enabling pivotal discoveries and U.S. competitiveness in quantum science and engineering. Bravo!
The Gagliardi group is growing! We are delighted to welcome Andrea Darù as a post doc within our group and our newest graduate students: Bhavnesh Jangid and Jacob Wardzala.
The Gagliardi group had much to celebrate at our 2022 Holiday Party! We cheered postdoc Aleksandr Lykhin‘s new Computational Scientist – Data Security Engineer position with the Research Computing Center at the University of Chicago and bid farewell to visiting graduate student Francesca Fasulo.
Graduate student, Teffanie Goh, is selected as one of the recipients of a Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Award. The Olshansky Graduate Student Travel Award is part of a group of Department of Chemistry awards at the University of Chicago that provides funding to help defray registration and conference costs for students and postdocs presenting at scientific conferences. Bravo, Teffanie!
Valay Agarawal, Matthew Hennefarth, Zihan Pengmei, and Shreya Verma passed their candidacy exams. Congratulations to the four of them!
The Gagliardi group shared a meal and chatted with some promising first-year graduate students whom we hope will join our group.
The Catalyst Design for Decarbonization Center (CD4DC), a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), is based at the University of Chicago. PIs, senior scientists, junior researchers, and the Scientific Advisory Board gathered at The Study at University of Chicago for the Kick-Off Meeting on October 10 -11, 2022. Let the science begin!
A good time discussing science and brainstorming was had by the Gagliardi group in St. Joseph, MI for a group retreat.
Laura is the Director of the Catalyst Design for Decarbonization Center (CD4DC), a Department of Energy-sponsored Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded researchers at the University of Chicago $12.5 million to advance work aimed at finding innovative solutions for long-lasting hydrogen energy research — potentially offering a zero-emission alternative to fossil fuels. Based at the University of Chicago, the CD4DC will partner with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Clemson University, Northwestern University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Minnesota. Read the article here.