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Add to Calendar 4/11/2014 11:00 am 4/11/2014 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "Academic Research on an Industrial Scale: Working in an R&D Lab at a Defense Contractor" DESCRIPTION:

Abstract:  Working for a government contractor can be a great way to work on exciting large-scale projects that are still definitely cutting-edge research.  I will talk about my research in the superconducting electronics group at Northrop Grumman, how I got there, what it’s like to work at a large defense corporation, and whatever advice I can give to current students.

Bio: Dr. Strand earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in 2010, and was the recipient of the Bardeen award that year.  He performed his thesis work on determining the order parameters of unconventional superconductors in Dale Van Harlingen’s lab.  He then took a postdoctoral position in Britton Plourde’s lab at Syracuse University studying superconducting qubits as part of a collaboration with IBM.  After two years, he accepted a position at Northrop Grumman in the superconducting electronics group, which is part of the advanced concepts and technologies division.  His research focuses on using digital superconducting logic to control superconducting qubits to develop a scalable platform for quantum computing.

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Dr. Joel Strand, Northrop Grumman Corporation

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "Academic Research on an Industrial Scale: Working in an R&D Lab at a Defense Contractor"

Speaker Dr. Joel Strand, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Date: 4/11/2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Abstract:  Working for a government contractor can be a great way to work on exciting large-scale projects that are still definitely cutting-edge research.  I will talk about my research in the superconducting electronics group at Northrop Grumman, how I got there, what it’s like to work at a large defense corporation, and whatever advice I can give to current students.

Bio: Dr. Strand earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in 2010, and was the recipient of the Bardeen award that year.  He performed his thesis work on determining the order parameters of unconventional superconductors in Dale Van Harlingen’s lab.  He then took a postdoctoral position in Britton Plourde’s lab at Syracuse University studying superconducting qubits as part of a collaboration with IBM.  After two years, he accepted a position at Northrop Grumman in the superconducting electronics group, which is part of the advanced concepts and technologies division.  His research focuses on using digital superconducting logic to control superconducting qubits to develop a scalable platform for quantum computing.

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