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QIS profile: Daniel Claudino

ORNL's Daniel Claudino.

Daniel Claudino studies the software development of libraries that enable large-scale quantum-classical heterogeneous computations. In this role, Daniel targets quantum simulations of interest in quantum chemistry.

Substantial institutional investments in equipment and facilities, as well as  recent increases in federal funding from the Department of Energy and other agencies, have positioned Daniel and his colleagues for rapid growth and success.

Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2011 and his doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Florida in 2018. His research interests and focus areas cover the intersection between quantum chemistry and quantum computing, along with quantum software, condensed matter physics and quantum simulations of novel materials.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys listening to heavy metal music, reading, and working on DYI projects.

“We are pushing to turn quantum computing into one of the major scientific and technological revolutions of our time,” he said. “There are many challenges ahead, and taking them on makes it all the more exciting to be working in this field.”

Read more about Daniel's career and research here.

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