VINSE Colloquium Series “Toward Topological Quantum Computing and Research at the DOE Quantum Science Center” Dr. David Dean, ORNL 04/14/2021
April 14, 2021
Dr. David Dean
Director, Quantum Science Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
“Toward topological quantum computing and research at the DOE Quantum Science Center”
4PM via Zoom Webinar
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David J. Dean is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Quantum Science Center(QSC), a Department of Energy (DOE) National Quantum Information Science Research Center. The QSC incorporates research across an integrated QIS innovation chain that includes fundamental science R&D, device development, prototyping of new quantum devices and sensors, and a wide range of quantum computing and sensing applications in materials science and the fundamental science of dark matter detection.
Prior to his appointment as QSC Director, Dean was the Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences at ORNL (2018-2020), where he provided strategic direction aimed at generating premier scientific results and providing staff leadership for a Directorate with a broad research portfolio in materials, chemistry, fundamental physics and isotope research and production. He was the ORNL Physics Division director from 2011-2018, and concurrently led the ORNL Isotope Program during a period of tremendous growth. Prior to leading the Physics Division, Dean spent two years (2009-2011) in Washington, D.C. as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science, and two years as the Director of Institutional Planning at ORNL (2007-2009).
Dean came to the ORNL in 1995 as a Wigner Fellow after a post-doctoral fellowship at Caltech. His Ph.D. is from Vanderbilt University and his B.Sc. is from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dean is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (London), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.