David D. Awschalom

David Awschalom is one of the world’s leading scientists in spintronics and quantum information engineering. His research involves understanding and controlling the spins of electrons, ions, and nuclei for fundamental studies of quantum systems, as well as potential applications in computing, imaging, and sensing. 

His group explores electrical, optical, and magnetic interactions in semiconductor quantum structures, spin dynamics and coherence in condensed matter systems, quantum behavior of molecules, and implementations of quantum information processing. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Sciences.

Awschalom Stories

Why Quantum Tech Will Change Our Future: The Day Tomorrow Began (Ep. 104)

Explore how foundational discoveries at UChicago have shaped quantum research