Computational Quantum Electromagnetics (CQEM)

Computational Quantum Electromagnetics
CQEM: This team will support the development of large-scale quantum information preserving computational electromagnetics modeling methods to improve the design/optimization process of a wide range of quantum technologies.



The engineering design process of many revolutionary quantum technologies like quantum computers and quantum sensors are still in their infancy. General-purpose numerical modeling tools that can accurately characterize the physics of a device are a staple of successful engineering design, but are not currently available for these emerging systems. This project will support the development of robust, accurate, and efficient numerical methods for characterizing the quantum electromagnetic effects most often harnessed for technological applications. Students working in this project will become familiar with a wide range of numerical modeling techniques (finite difference, finite element, integral equations), pre- and post-processing tools needed to effectively run simulations, and key aspects of the physics used in the quantum technologies of interest. The students will support general code development, implement various numerical algorithms, and parallelization efforts, as well as work with existing software to enable adaptive meshing and visualization of results. 

Relevant Technologies:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Computational modeling
  • Electromagnetic technologies

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong programming skills in Python, Matlab, and/or C/C++

  • Other: linear algebra, basic electromagnetic theory, or an interest in these topics for students earlier in their degrees. An interest in quantum technology will also be beneficial, although no formal knowledge is needed.