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2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)




Dr. Teufel is recognized for building the bridges that will shuttle information among the components of a quantum computer much in the way that data today is moved between an electronic motherboard and magnetic storage devices. Among his critical breakthroughs in the nascent field of quantum optomechanics is his ability to manipulate, measure and move quantum states among macroscopic objects, bringing quantum mechanics out of the regime of individual atoms and single photons of light. His innovations are helping to exploit the promise of quantum technologies to create unbreakably secure communications and entirely new paradigms for computing with unprecedented processing speed.


John Teufel

Physical Measurement Laboratory