Kimchi-Schwartz, PhD, is a technical staff scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Previously, Mollie was awarded the Hertz Foundation Fellowship and pursued her graduate work in the Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory at UC Berkeley,
where she used superconducting circuits to explore the fundamental physics of
quantum-limited measurement. Mollie is generally interested in
exploiting the many uses of light-matter interactions, or cavity quantum
electrodynamics, for engineering system Hamiltonians and generating and
stabilizing quantum resources.
In 2009, Mollie, as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, and the NSF Graduate Fellowship
graduated, summa cum laude, from Columbia University with a BA in chemical physics. She was the salutatorian of her class. Her research accomplishments included collaborating in
the first infrared spectroscopy of graphene, and uncovering fundamentally new
dynamics that govern the propagation of a chemical reaction in two-dimensional
vortex-dominated flows. Following her undergraduate studies, she spent two
years at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, a federally-funded
research and development center in Washington, D.C. that is tasked with
providing technically-grounded, nonpartisan policy analysis to the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy.