Philip Shushkov

Philip Shushkov

62 Talbot Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest: Quantum Simulations. The quantum-mechanical motion of atoms and electrons is at the heart of the quantum information and energy conversion technologies. The operation of quantum computers, the measurement of tiny, nanoscale objects, catalysis at surfaces, and harnessing of novel energy sources all require an in-depth understanding of the quantum dynamics that govern the flow of energy and information. We develop and apply new theoretical methods to simulate and understand quantum systems and processes at the forefront of the quantum and energy technologies. Our research focuses on the theoretical description of emergent platforms for quantum sensing and computing, such as color centers in insulators and semiconductors, and single-molecule magnets and their assemblies. We also explore how molecules interact with the surfaces of superconductors and novel materials with exotic electronic structure like topological insulators to drive new chemical reactions.

Education

  • PhD Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, United States, 2013
  • MS/BA, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008