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Post-Doc Position in Experimental Quantum Metamaterials
University of Maryland, College Park

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2018
Title Post-Doc Position in Experimental Quantum Metamaterials
University University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD, United States
Department Physics Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature

Post-Doc Position in Experimental Quantum Metamaterials
Prof. Steven Anlage (,
Physics Department, University of Maryland, USA

We have a post-doc position available in the Anlage lab beginning immediately. The project is on the physical properties of Quantum Metamaterials and is funded by DOE/BES. The goal is to explore the collective behavior of coupled superconducting qubits in quantum transmission line structures as a model of quantum condensed matter. The project builds on our earlier work on rf SQUID metamaterials and their collective properties ( A brief description of the project is given below. We are looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, who is (ideally) trained in condensed matter, low-temperature and/or device physics techniques, and interested in leading this new project. This project could offer an entry into the field of superconducting quantum information science for those that are so motivated. Please have interested candidates contact me directly with a CV and list of references.

Project Summary

We are on the cusp of creating artificial quantum matter through engineered structures that mimic natural atoms and create new electronic and electromagnetic behavior not observed in nature. Our objective is to explore new quantum states of matter through the creation of engineered quantum meta-atoms and their arrangement into structures that create qualitatively new types of quantum coherent behavior, especially in terms of their interaction with electromagnetic fields. The technical approach involves assembly of superconducting quantum devices that are nominally identical and strongly interacting with each other, and with a bath of microwave photons, and measuring their emergent behavior through electromagnetic response. The results will give fundamental insights into the nature of condensed matter and specific outcomes include investigation of proposed but un-realized states of matter, emergent quantum phenomena, and controlled super-radiant behavior.

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Steven Anlage
    Physics Department
    University of Maryland, College Park
    1363 John S. Toll Physics Building
    College Park, MD 20742
  • 301-405-7321


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