The Hub for Imaging and Quantum Technologies cluster will establish Johns Hopkins University as a worldwide leader in the area of quantum science and its revolutionary application to technology and fundamental physics. This cluster will recruit scholars who will lead efforts to push beyond current limits of imaging and quantum technologies by developing cutting-edge tools for a wide range of research areas.
Measurement science is experiencing a revolution driven by breakthroughs in imaging technologies and quantum enabled technologies that are expected to far exceed what is possible with traditional tools. The cluster, supported by state of the art infrastructure, will put Hopkins at the forefront of this transformation. The cluster will be a center for tool development, bringing together diverse expertise in metrology and sensing and opening new frontiers in fields as far ranging as particle physics, cosmology, quantum material science, chemical reactivity, biological processes, medical diagnostics, classical and quantum computing, geophysics, navigation, and national security.
This cluster will be recruiting 4 Bloomberg Distinguished Professors and 4 junior faculty members to collaborate together along with existing Johns Hopkins faculty in these areas of research.
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The cluster will hire a diverse, interdisciplinary team of scholars to address the challenge of defining and developing the next state-of-the-art in imaging and quantum technologies and provide visionary leadership for the application of these technologies to all aspects of society. Cluster scholars with different research pursuits will be united through the common goal of innovative imaging and quantum technologies.
The cluster also will work to:
Cluster scholar backgrounds may include:
The cluster will build on specific expertise and institutional advantages that position Johns Hopkins to become a center for innovation in imaging and quantum technology. Existing faculty, institutes, and centers at JHU have laid a firm foundation for leadership in these areas, and a cluster of scholars dedicated to realizing the next-generation of imaging and quantum technologies will position JHU at the frontier of the imaging and quantum transformation of science, technology, and society.
Scientists and technical staff at Applied Physics Laboratory are pushing the boundaries of materials-based sciences, with demonstrated leadership in developing new quantum materials and quantum sensing technologies that pave the way for smaller, lighter, tougher, safer, more efficient and durable technological systems. Impactful research in quantum atomic, molecular, and optical systems and in quantum material science requires core scientific expertise as well as on-going connections and collaboration with the application of such research. Recruiting scholars with collaboration opportunities across schools will bring significant and inherent value to Hopkins and to the enterprise as a whole.
Existing faculty strengths in nearfield and atomic force microscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy, single-molecule imaging, cryo-EM, mass spectroscopy and surface patterning, and confocal methods with electrostatic feedback control provide a leading ecosystem that would have multiple synergies with the cluster.
JHU has significant resources and infrastructure in place to support the scientific goals of this cluster, including the personnel and laboratory resources of the Institute for Quantum Matter and the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials Bulk Crystal Growth Facility, APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD)’s new facility, and the Physics & Astronomy Department’s Instrument Development Group with a world-class fabrication facility. JHU is also currently home to several centers of excellence in the area of biological and materials metrology: The Beckman Center for Cryo-EM, the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials, and the Materials Characterization and Processing facility.