Stephanie Simmons

Stephanie Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and CEO/Founder of Qoherence Instruments. At SFU, she is a group leader of the Silicon Quantum Technology research group. Dr. Stephanie Simmons earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science at Oxford University in 2011 as a Clarendon Scholar and a B.Math (Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Physics) from the University of Waterloo. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of New South Wales in Australia and completed her Junior Research Fellowship from St. John’s College in Oxford University. She Joined Simon Fraser University as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics in the fall of 2015. Stephanie works on silicon-based spin quantum bits (‘qubits’) with the particular aim to develop CMOS-compatible scalable quantum technologies. Her work on silicon quantum technologies was awarded a Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of the Year of 2013 and again in 2015. Her work has been covered by the New York Times, CBC, BBC, Scientific American, the New Scientist, and others.