2019 West Michigan Nanoscience and Quantum Technology Conference

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Seidman Center - Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University

WMNQT 2018

Last year's conference assembled 35 students and faculty from 7 institutions in West Michigan.


Click here to register for the 2019 conference.

Registration Fee:
Academic (with or without poster): $30
Industry (no poster or booth): $30
Industry (with poster or booth): $90

Call for Abstracts

We invite students and faculty alike to submit poster abstracts and (if desired) request a 15-minute talk. Click here to submit an abstract.

15-minute talk: July 1 deadline

Poster: July 8 deadline

Dr. Gangqiang Liu

Dr. Gangqiang Liu

Keynote: Gangqiang Liu, Yale University

Superconducting Circuits: A Promising Platform for Quantum Computing

After twenty years of steady progress, superconducting circuits have become one of the most promising platforms for implementing quantum computation. In this talk, I will first discuss the fundamental aspects of superconducting circuits which make them suitable for quantum information processing purposes. Then I will discuss recent progress and challenges in building a quantum computer with superconducting circuits.

Invited Speakers

Scott Thorgaard, Grand Valley State University

Interrogating Nanoparticles and Bacteria One at a Time Using Ultramicroelectrodes

David Wilson, Kalamazoo College

Hiding In Plain Sight - How group theory helped reveal new physical features of viruses.

Pnina Ari-Gur, Western Michigan University

Ferroic Materials – Smart and Clean Too

Scenes from the 2018 conference


Scene from 2018

Conference Organizers

  • Josh Veazey, Physics Department, Grand Valley State University
  • Ryan Balili, Physics Department, Calvin College