Prof Archana Kamal
Quantum Engineering Science and Technology (QUEST), Group Lead & Asst Professor, Dept. of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Archana Kamal leads the QUEST group (QUantum Engineering Science and Technology) at UMass Lowell, which focuses on proposing and investigating macroscopic quantum systems that are engineerable like classical machines, while intrinsically behaving quantum-mechanically like atoms. Her work has enabled noise-resilient superconducting artificial atoms (or “qubits”), several schemes for quantum-limited measurement and amplification, and new protocols for nonreciprocal information transfer between quantum and classical systems. Her research in nonreciprocal quantum signal processing was recognized by MIT Technology Review with TR 35 under 35 Global Innovator award in the `Visionaries’ category. She was also recently awarded the AFOSR Young Investigator and NSF-CAREER awards for her research in high-fidelity information processing with open quantum systems. Some of the current themes of her research include developing scalable protocols for generation and control of entangled states, nonlinear quantum systems for high-fidelity readout and amplification, and applications of quantum information concepts to tackle questions in early Universe cosmology and thermodynamics.