Steve Lyon, Professor at Princeton University, Joins EeroQ Quantum Hardware as Technical Director
LANSING, Michigan – (BUSINESS WIRE) – EeroQ, the leader in quantum computing using electrons on helium, announces the appointment of Princeton University professor Steve Lyon as chief technology officer. Professor Lyon will retain his post at Princeton University. With the appointment of Professor Lyon as Technical Director, EeroQ continues to build the world-class team needed to bring its new chip design to the forefront of quantum computing.
âToday, the best-known platforms for building quantum computers are superconducting circuits, trapped ions, silicon spins and photonics,â said Nick Farina, CEO of EeroQ. âHowever, since 2016 EeroQ has focused on exploring a fifth pathway that could offer an optimal value proposition: electrons on helium. Professor Lyon will allow us to fully explore the potential of this technology.
âEngineers and scientists are working on a range of technologies to build a large-scale quantum computer, but one of the most compelling approaches is to use electrons bound to the surface of superfluid helium,â noted the professor. Lyon. âThis technology holds promise for fast submicron quantum gates, comparable to silicon-based qubits, but with long-coherent moving qubits, like trapped ions, and with device structures that have been fabricated using an unmodified CMOS foundry process. I started research in this area almost 20 years ago, and we have developed device models for quantum gates and demonstrated the ability to select electrons and move them quickly around a chip without loss. . I am excited to expand and accelerate progress in this area with EeroQ. ”
EeroQ co-founder Faye Wattleton adds, âEeroQ has assembled a multidisciplinary team to address the societal and technical challenges of building a large quantum computer. The addition of Professor Lyon to our team will continue our rapid progress in engineering.
About EeroQ: EeroQ was founded in 2016 with a mission to build a commercial quantum computer using electrons trapped on the surface of superfluid helium (eHe). Although earlier in development than some qubit platforms, eHe promises the long consistency and high connectivity of ion traps combined with the fast gates of superconducting circuits or silicon spin qubits. In addition, the small size of the electrons allows many qubits on a single chip made by CMOS without the need for modular designs. Find out more here.