Published: Dec. 10, 2021

Won Park at a computer terminal in his labWon Park in his lab.

Starting in fall 2022, a new program will provide fellowships for seven students to pursue PhD degrees in quantum engineering in the Departments of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering.

Professor Won Park will serve as director of the fellowship initiative, sponsored by the Department of Education's Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN).

GAANN grants provide fellowships to assist graduate students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need.

The CU Engineering fellows will be trained in interdisciplinary science and engineering principles and practices to prepare them for teaching and research careers that address critical and rapidly growing national needs in quantum engineering. These include enabling ultra-precise sensing and measurement with quantum advantage, establishing engineering principles for quantum science and building national infrastructure for quantum science and engineering.

The program includes 22 faculty participants from the ECEE and ChBE departments who have active research programs in areas relevant to quantum engineering and are widely recognized for excellence in both teaching and research. 

Learn more about the GAANN fellowships