Research Team with Kioupakis and Hovden receives $1 million grant

Manos Kioupakis and Robert Hovden are part of a team of U-M researchers working to revolutionize quantum technologies.
Research Team with Kioupakis and Hovden receives $1 million grant

Associate Professor Manos Kioupakis (left) and Assistant Professor Robert Hovden

MSE is pleased to announce that a team of U-M researchers that includes Associate Professor Emmanouil (Manos) Kioupakis and Assistant Professor Robert Hovden recently received a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant for its cutting-edge quantum materials and nanotechnology work.

In addition to Koupakis and Hovden, team members include Zetian Mi, Mackillo Kira, and Theodore Norris, all professors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The researchers will use the funding to introduce atomically thin gallium nitride as quantum-ready semiconductors for a scalable quantum optoelectronics technology that functions at room temperature and operates on entanglement. Quantum materials and nanotechnology will advance transistors, detectors and lasers to become quantum-ready, so they operate on exquisite multi electron-light quantum states. This project could revolutionize quantum technologies by amplifying and extending quantum-coherent effects on a quantum-ready semiconductor platform, and at temperatures that enable widespread use.