Jonathan Baugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. His research group investigates the potential of semiconductor nanoelectronics for scalable quantum information applications. Dr. Baugh obtained a PhD in Physics in 2001 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did seminal work on nuclear magnetism in quantum dots during postdoctoral studies at the University of Tokyo. He has published more than 60 research papers across many subfields, including magnetic resonance, quantum control, quantum transport, quantum dots, nanowires, proximity superconductivity, nanomechanics and materials science. Recently, he has engaged the engineering community by giving invited tutorials on emerging quantum technologies at several international semiconductor/microelectronics conferences.

Dr. Jifeng Liu is currently an Associate Professor at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. He received his B.S. and M. S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His major research field is nanophotonic materials and devices, including integrated photonics for ultralow energy photonic datalinks as well as nanomaterials and nanostructures for novel photodetectors, solar photovoltaics and solar thermal energy harvesting. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal papers, more than 70 conferences papers, and 6 book chapters, which have been cited ~10,000 times according to Google Scholar. Dr. Liu has also been granted 14 U.S. patents related to nanophotonic materials and devices. He received National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2013, and was elected a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2015.

Michael Hilke is currently a faculty member in the department of Physics at McGill University. After completing his doctorate at the University of Geneva on disordered systems, he joined the group of Daniel Tsui (Physics Nobel laureate in 1998) in Princeton in 1996 to work with on two dimensional electron systems, where he discovered the quantized Hall insulator. After joining McGill in 2001 he built-up the Quantum Nano Electronics Laboratory (QNEL), a low temperature laboratory and a facility for the fabrication, processing and simulations of quantum, nano and low dimensional materials as well as applications in the biomedical field. He was the director of INTRIQ (Center for Quantum Information in Quebec) for 3 years, director of CPM (Center for the physics of Materials) at McGill for 6 years, and director of RQMP (Advanced Materials Center in Quebec) for 2 years. He is also active in several research projects on physics education research using new smart online learning tools.

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