Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Flindt, Christian
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Quantum Engineering of Charge, Heat, and Entropy Production in Nano-Devices
Decision No. 308515
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 484 493
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Project description
Quantum engineering is a novel area of research, exploiting quantum mechanical phenomena such as coherence, superposition, and entanglement in technological applications. Quantum technologies are expected to be of major industrial and societal importance and the research field is now rapidly growing. This research proposal constitutes a vigorous push into the domain of quantum engineered nano-devices. The goal is to understand and control the transfer of charge, heat, and entropy production in dynamically driven nano-scale devices at the most fundamental quantum level. Our investigations are important for the development of future quantum electronic circuits and quantum information processors. The research is theoretical, but will be conducted in close collaboration with in-house experimentalists at Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University. Finland is a strong player in the field of quantum engineering and this research proposal aims at solidifying this position.