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Archana Kamal Named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 List

Professor, Researcher Ranked Among ‘Visionaries’

Archana Kamal
Archana Kamal has been named to the 2018 Innovators Under 35 list.


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LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell Physics Prof. Archana Kamal has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 as a visionary.
For more than a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.
Kamal was chosen for the ranking's "visionaries" category because her research is solving a critical issue in quantum computing: how such systems will communicate with traditional computers. 

Kamal leads the QUEST (QUantum Engineering Science and Technology) group at UMass Lowell, which strives to answer theoretical questions ranging from the use of large-scale entanglement for quantum computing to meeting and beating quantum limits of measurement.

Kamal’s work focuses on enabling quantum information technologies with engineered quantum systems, which can exploit and control delicate quantum effects at macroscopic scales. In addition to the promise of enabling unprecedented breakthroughs in the fields of communication and computation, the precise control of quantum dynamics enabled by these platforms are leading to new insights into the fundamental behavior of nature at small scales.
“I feel very honored that my research is being recognized alongside the stellar achievements of this year’s and past innovators,” said Kamal, an assistant professor who teaches in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics of UMass Lowell's Kennedy College of Sciences.
Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, said, “MIT Technology Review inherently focuses on technology first – the breakthroughs and their potential to disrupt our lives. Our annual Innovators Under 35 list is a chance for us to honor the outstanding people behind those technologies. We hope these profiles offer a glimpse into what the face of technology looks like today as well as in the future.”
Learn more about this year’s honorees on the MIT Technology Review website and in the July/August print magazine, which will hit newsstands worldwide on July 3. The honorees are also invited to appear in person at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference, MIT Technology Review’s flagship event exploring future trends and technologies that will impact the global economy is Sept. 11 to Sept. 14 in Cambridge.
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