This workshop will convene leaders engaged in advancing quantum systems for computing, communications, and sensing applications. While rapid progress has been made in the last decade, key challenges exist in the areas of electronic materials, devices, and system integration and design.

A wide of array of materials and devices has been shown to be promising for quantum systems. Despite this diversity, in all cases, information is encoded in device quantum states and stringent requirements are placed on device manufacturing; in particular, precision, reproducibility, and scalability. In addition, quantum states must be protected from unintended environment stimuli, such as temperature and radiation, which can cause system errors due to uncontrolled state change.

The diverse set of quantum system platforms range from those just entering the commercial market, such as superconducting circuits and ion traps and Si-based single-electron sensors, to exciting research prospects, such as point-defect based sensors and two-dimensional topological materials.

The national infrastructure supporting quantum system development is evident and provides a strong foundation for vital research and development activities. However, the translation of research activities to the realization of high-performance, commercial quantum systems requires additional crucial activities.

The Quantum Devices and Systems Manufacturing Workshop will promote discussion around identifying key challenges and research activities that will advance quantum systems. The focus areas include: 1) Materials and Devices Challenges in the key technologies: Si-based, superconducting devices, point defects in semiconductors, and topological materials, 2) device and materials integration challenges and interfaces, and 3) scaling, packaging, and refrigeration.

The Workshop sessions will address important manufacturing challenges across technologies, as these can serve to generate innovation and collaborations leading to rapid advances in science and engineering. The virtual workshop format will enable wide participation and stimulation of ideas across the diverse community involved in quantum information research. The findings will be summarized in a final report aimed at providing NSF with needed focus areas for research.



The sessions will be held on Zoom from Noon – 5:15 pm (Eastern time) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Wednesday, 26, 2021


The keynote addresses and panelist talks will be pre-recorded and available to registered participants one week in advance of each session. Keynote addresses will be played during the half-day sessions, as will short summaries of the panelist talks.


Email the workshop administrator at matthew.novik@duke.edu