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“Quantum research is a strategic priority for the University of Waterloo and the research happening here has the potential for global impact,” says Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of Waterloo.
Roger Melko holds the Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics. An affiliate member of the Institute for Quantum Computing and associate faculty member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Melko’s research uses state-of-the-art tools and computer simulations to model novel quantum systems that will be the foundation for future materials, devices and information systems.
Kevin Resch holds the Canada Research Chair in Optical Quantum Technologies. A member of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, Resch’s work focuses on generating new quantum states of light with applications ranging from quantum computing to future medical imaging instruments.
“Kevin and Roger’s discoveries have the potential to turn today’s impossibilities into tomorrow’s reality,” says Terry McMahon, Dean of Science. “Their appointments are a great source of pride for this Faculty and reiterate our leadership in physics and quantum information research.”
The Canada Research Chairs program is at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada a global leader in research and development. Chairholders are recognized for research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.
“Through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are supporting cutting-edge research at Canadian universities and fostering innovation by helping researchers bring their ideas to the marketplace, to benefit Canadians and improve our quality of life,” says Minister of State Rickford.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.