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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Enabling Room Temperature Quantum Technologies Through Phonon Engineering


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Nanoelectronic Materials

opportunity location
13.25.02.C0820 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


name email phone
CHANDRIKER K DASS 937.255.9130


This topic aims to explore phonon engineering of solid-state materials for

applications in quantum technologies. Solid-state materials like silicon,

silicon carbide, diamond, and a number of 2D materials have attracted

considerable interest within the quantum technology community, but quantum

technologies reliant on these materials often require cryogenic cooling to

maintain quantum coherence. For Air Force needs, cryogenic cooling severely

limits practical applications since the size, weight, and power requirements

are not amenable to air platforms. The objective of our lab is to understand

the phonon-induced dephasing dynamics in quantum systems and explore

strategies to engineer the phonon environment and mitigate dephasing of the

quantum system. Using both theory and modeling, as well as nanofabrication

of devices and characterization/testing, we hope to enable robust,

solid-state quantum technologies capable of being deployed in real-world


key words
phononics; quantum; metamaterials; phononic crystals; optomechanics; 2D materials; condensed matter; solid state; silicon carbide; thermal


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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