David P. Pappas, Quantum Computing

David P. Pappas, Quantum Computing

David P. Pappas, Quantum Computing

David Pappas received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder and
Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine working in the area of magnetism and
quantum effects at crystalline surfaces He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, a
Senior Member of the IEEE, Silver Medal awardee at NIST, and was awarded an NSF
Young Investigator award.. At UCI David worked as an IBM Graduate Research
Fellowship and went on to do post-doctoral work first at IBM Almaden Research Center
and then at the Naval Research Laboratory as an Office of Naval Technology Research
Fellow. David was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and then
returned to Boulder to work at NIST in the magnetic data storage project. He continued
basic research into the physics of magnetic phase transitions at surfaces and also
developed real-time imaging of magnetic tapes for forensic analysis in collaboration with
the FBI. He is currently working in the area of Quantum Computing to improve
coherence of macroscopic quantum systems using superconducting materials as well as
reducing anomalous heating of ions in ion traps. www.nist.gov/people/david-p-pappas

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