2024 Quantum Industry Showcase

Quantum Foundry and Photonics Society hold the 2024 Quantum Industry Showcase at UCSB

April 25, 2024
Group Photo, photo credit: Tony Mastres

The Quantum Industry Showcase aims to connect our industry partners to the graduate students and postdocs working in quantum materials and technologies, fostering networking, discussion, mentoring, and recruitment in service of the NSF Quantum Foundry's mission to develop a next-generation Quantum Workforce. The QIS event is a collaboration between the Quantum Foundry and the Photonics Society at UCSB, a student-led chapter of Optica, SPIE, and IEEE.

This year we welcomed 120 registered participants. Students enjoyed industry tours in our area and the event benefitted from industry sponsorships.


Alon H Avidor Photo credit: Tony Mastres
Time Description

8:30am - 9:00am

Check-in, Breakfast, and Welcome

9:00am - 9:40am

Keynote - Chris Wood, Infleqtion, "Infleqtion, Atomtronics, and the marriage of Atomics and Photonics"

9:40am - 10:40am

Kevin Miao, Google Quantum AI, "Overcoming sources of correlated errors in quantum error correction"
Mirella Koleva, Quantopticon, "Software suite for dynamical modeling of solid-state quantum nanophotonic devices"

10:40am - 10:50am


10:50am - 11:50am

Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, "Quantum sensing with photonics: position, navigation, timing, and beyond"
Torsten Karzig, Microsoft Quantum, "Single-Shot Readout in a topological qubit"

11:50am - 1:00pm

Group Photo, Lunch Break, and Networking

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Kang Tan, IonQ, "Photonic Integrated Circuits for Quantum Computing: Challenges and Opportunities"
Robert Zhang, Nexus Photonics, "Photonic Integration for Quantum”
Joshua Milem, Bluefors, "Enabling quantum computing through cryogenic infrastructure"

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Career Panel: Kang Tan, IonQ, Chris Wood, Infleqtion, Christina Knapp, Microsoft Quantum, Iman Elsayed, IBM Quantum

3:35pm - 4:45pm

Student Posters Session and Company Tabling

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Conclusion and Presentation of Poster Awards

 Industry Representative Photo credit: Tony Mastres

Tours: Friday, April 26

Time Description

11:00am - 12:30pm

Microsoft Quantum Program Overview
(Elings 1601)

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions Tour
(RSVP Required, Space Limited)

Galan Moody photo credit: Tony Mastres


The 2024 QIS welcomes speakers, researchers, and representatives from these organizations:

  • Bluefors
  • Cisco
  • Freedom Photonics
  • General Atomics
  • Google Quantum AI
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM Quantum
  • IonQ
  • Infleqtion
  • Microsoft Quantum
  • Nexus Photonics
  • Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Oxford Instruments
  • Quantopticon
  • Quantum Machines
  • Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions


The 2024 QIS is supported in part by generous donations from:

  • Oxford Instruments
  • Nexus Photonics
  • Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions