Jason Petta

petta_jasonProfessor Petta leads a research group in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, where his research focuses on the transport properties of nanoscale quantum materials. Semiconductor quantum dots are used to isolate single electron spins, which exhibit long quantum coherence times. These systems allow quantum mechanics to be harnessed in a solid state environment for the implementation of elementary quantum gates. His team uses nanofabrication to create artificially structured systems with experimentally tunable Hamiltonians that can be controlled on sub-nanosecond timescales. They also examine strong light-matter interactions in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture, with a goal of generating long-range many body entanglement. Jason is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the McMillan Award, the Newcomb Cleveland prize and the Lee-Osheroff-Richardson prize. Jason earned his PhD from Cornell University.