Andrey Rogachev, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has received the University of Utah’s John R. Park Fellowship, awarded by the University Teaching Committee. Rogachev will use the fellowship to work on his project, “Quantum Computing for Science and Engineering Students.”
“I’m honored to receive this award, and I appreciate the support of the U in allowing me to pursue my interest in quantum computing,” said Rogachev. “My project is an introductory, interdisciplinary course that will attract students from physics, math, engineering, and computer science.”
The Park Fellowship supports faculty who choose to study for a semester outside Utah to enrich and enlarge their teaching role.
Quantum computing (QC) is a booming field of research and an emerging new technology, which promises to revolutionize computing. A quantum processor can solve some math tasks in a fraction of the time it would take a state-of-the-art classical supercomputer.
Rogachev leads a research group in the Physics & Astronomy Department that studies quantum transport in nano-meter scale structures made of superconducting, normal, and magnetic materials. The group uses tools such as e-beam and optical lithography to fabricate devices with characteristic sizes as small as 10 nm. These devices are processed using the facilities in the lab and at the University of Utah Nanofab. Physical properties of the devices are studied using low-temperature transport measurements, high frequency, and optical techniques. Rogachev’s research group also studies energy-relevant materials and devices, such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, and transistors.
He joined the department in 2006. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Rogachev obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from Nagoya University in Japan and his undergraduate degree from Novosibirsk State University, Russia.