PhD student Soomin Moon selected for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Graduate Fellowship Program
Soomin Moon, PhD student in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Graduate Fellowship Program – Quantum Technologies Initiative. This award will support her work on modeling superconducting circuit quantum devices.
“I am very grateful to receive this award,” says Moon. “It is a great honor to be selected as one of the award recipients, and I'm very excited to continue working in this field.”
Moon was chosen for her project entitled “Development of an Analytical Quantum Full-Wave Solution of a Transmon Qubit in a 3D Microwave Cavity.” This research focuses on the engineering of superconducting circuits, which is one of the most promising ways to build revolutionary quantum technologies, like quantum computers. As the complexity of these devices rapidly increases, the use of highly-accurate numerical modeling methods is becoming invaluable in their design. However, these numerical modeling methods are in their infancy, and are difficult to improve on because there are no widely-available and reliable validation methods to verify their accuracy. This research will address this gap by developing an accurate analytical solution of a realistic superconducting circuit device that can be compared to in order to validate the performance of future modeling methods. This will provide a vital missing piece to this emerging field, and will also guide the development of new accurate and efficient modeling methods.
Moon is a student of Thomas Roth, assistant professor of ECE.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Soomin, and is a great recognition of her work as being at the forefront of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society's efforts in the engineering of emerging quantum technologies,” says Roth. “I look forward to working with her on this research, and seeing her share her results with this community in the future.”
The goal of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Graduate Fellowship Program – Quantum Technologies Initiative is to recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering electromagnetics with a focus on quantum techniques.