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Monday, September 16 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Georgia Tech Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive Northwest Room 301 Atlanta, GA 30313
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Planning Meeting: Georgia Tech's Response to the DOE Quantum EFRC Call

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Please join us for a planning meeting on the anticipated fall release of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) call. These grants are up to $5 million a year for 5-year centers, and one of the anticipated call areas is quantum energy. Georgia Tech currently has one EFRC led by Krista Walton in ChBE.

The purpose of this meeting is to describe an EFRC and how it differs from other centers, and identify potential proposal focus areas. Rich Simmons of the Strategic Energy Institute and EPICenter, Alexa Harter of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and Julia Kubanek of the School of Biological Sciences, will discuss the anticipated call and current federal and quantum center landscapes, followed by a brainstorming session. We'll provide refreshments.

Agenda (subject to revision)

1:00 p .m. - Welcome and introductions

1:10 p.m. - What are Energy Frontier Research Centers?

Rich Simmons, SEI Senior Research Engineer and EPICenter Director

1:20 p.m. - Current federal landscape surrounding EFRCs and quantum

Rich Simmons, SEI Senior Research Engineer and EPICenter Director

1:30 p.m. - Current landscape regarding quantum centers

Alexa Harter, Director, Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Julia Kubanek, Professor & Associate Dean CoS, School of Biological Sciences

Rich Simmons, SEI Senior Research Engineer and EPICenter Director

1:40 p.m. - Brainstorm possible Georgia Tech responses the EFRC call

2:20 p.m.- Next steps

Hosted by: The Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Tech Research Institute, College of Sciences, and the Institute for Materials