Whereas in the 20th century, chemists & physicists directed their attention toward the observation and simulation of quantum phenomena in atoms & molecules, in the 21st century, engineers are developing the tools necessary to actively manipulate these processes and properties by controlling the motion of electrons. This new field, called quantum control, involves the manipulation of delicate wave interferences to optimally direct atomic & molecular dynamical phenomena toward desired objectives with efficiencies that cannot be achieved through incoherent classical dynamics. We are developing the fundamental theory of quantum control & estimation while concurrently exploring their applications.

Ability to control phenomena at the quantum level has great implications for various areas including new advances in energy sciences and nano-technology. Realizing the potentials of this emerging field, the National Research Council (NRC) has put Controlling the Quantum World in the forefront of its 10- year agenda in atomic and molecular physics and the US Department of Energy (DOE) has linked four of its Five Grand Challenges in energy science on quantum control. Realization of these dreams, however, will require focused commercial interest in the subject. PMC-AT's Division of Fundamental Research is pioneering the application of quantum control techniques to problems of immediate national interest.

  1. Books

  2. R. Chakrabarti and H. Rabitz, Quantum Control for Scientists and Engineers , Under preparation for Taylor & Francis Press.
  3. Invited Talks (selected)

  4. Banff International Research Station.

    Carnegie Mellon University Process Systems Engineering.

    American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, 2012.
  5. Working Papers (selected)

  6. Lie Algebraic Quantum Control Mechanism Analysis.

    Search Complexity of Quantum Observable Control Landscapes.

    Necessary Conditions for Local Controllability.

    Singular Trajectories in Quantum Observable Control Landscapes.

    Quantum Gate Control Mechanism analysis.

    Robust Control of Quantum Dynamics.

    Quantum Control Robustness Analysis and Robust Control Algorithms.
  7. Research Plan.

  8. PMC-AT Quantum Engineering Research Plan
  9. Lecture Notes / University Courses Taught.

  10. Introduction to Quantum Control Engineering (Lecture Notes for Graduate Course CHE 597, Purdue University, 2009-2010).

: Working Papers on this page should be cited as 'Chakrabarti, R. Unpublished Work. http://www.pmc-at.com/research.html'

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