$10 million awarded to Waterloo researchers to support Canada’s National Quantum Strategy

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded over $10 million to University of Waterloo researchers as part of a national investment to support quantum research, foster national and international collaborations, and strengthen quantum talent in Canada.

The Government of Canada funding for Waterloo researchers announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry is part of a $51 million investment through NSERC’s Alliance grants and Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grants.

The funding announced for Principal Investigators of five Waterloo projects is:

Alliance Quantum Grants

Na Young Kim

Na Young Kim

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Alliance Consortia Quantum Grants

Thomas Jennewein

Thomas Jennewein

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Qeyssat User INvestigation Team (QUINT)

$5 million

Douglas Stebilia

Douglas Stebila

Associate Professor, Combinatorics and Optimization

Accelerating the transition to quantum-resistant cryptography


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Alliance International Quantum Grants (Catalyst)

Jonathon Baugh

Jonathan Baugh

Professor, Chemistry

Improved scalability of silicon quantum computing with ambipolar devices


Adrian Lapascu

Adrian Lupascu

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Quantum Information processing with multilevel systems