Stefanie Tompkins



The Conveyor: 

What exactly is quantum engineering? We asked Meenakshi Singh, assistant professor in the department of physics at Colorado School of Mines to explain. 

Meenakshi Singh: 

Quantum engineering is kind of representing the concept that quantum is now advanced enough to require knowledge of both fundamental physics, needed to make transformational advances in quantum information science. And it also encompasses the broad engineering skill set that you need to enable whatever scientific discovery that you’ve made to be translated to practical applications. So quantum engineering is kind of a conjunction of fundamental science and engineering skillsets, which will enable bringing these transformational ideas from textbooks to devices. So someone who has a quantum engineering degree will be trained to use the tools and language from quantum mechanics, electrical engineering, computer science, material science, as well as whatever other physical sciences become necessary as we go along.  

The Conveyor: 

To learn more about quantum engineering at Mines visit 


This episode of The Conveyor was produced by Ashley Spurgeon and was hosted and edited by Dannon Cox. 


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