Physical chemistry Ph.D. students receive inaugural CQSE Graduate Fellowships

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Graduate students Claire Dickerson (Alexandrova lab) and Ashley Shin (Caram lab) receive Center for Quantum Science & Engineering graduate fellowships.

They are among four UCLA students to receive the new fellowships, which help support graduate appointments for the academic year 2020-2021. 

The interdisciplinary Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE) at UCLA was established in 2018 by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Division of Physical Sciences to coordinate the various research and teaching activities in the emerging field of quantum information science and technology (QIST) currently spread across numerous individual departments and establish UCLA as a world leader in this new field. 

Dickerson%2C%20Claire Small 0Claire Dickerson is a graduate student in Professor Anastassia Alexandrova’s group. She graduated from the University of Rochester, and had internships in Schrodinger Inc., and the University of Sydney, before joining UCLA’s chemistry graduate program in 2019. In the Alexandrova lab, Claire is studying molecular qubits beyond a few atoms in size.

AshleyShin 0Ashley Shin is a graduate student in Professor Justin Caram’s group. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and computer science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. She joined UCLA’s chemistry graduate program in 2018. Ashley’s research in the Caram lab involves looking at the photophysical properties of quantum confined and quantum computing materials.

Physical chemists Professors Anastassia Alexandrova, Louis Bouchard, and Justin Caram are CQSE center members.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,