Dr. Ben Lawrie is a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his PhD in Interdisciplinary Materials Science in 2011 from Vanderbilt University and joined the Quantum Information Science group in 2013 after two years working with the group as an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He now holds a primary appointment as a research scientist in the Quantum Heterostructures Group and an Affiliate Scientist position at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. He also holds an appointment as a joint assistant professor in the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee. His research centers on the development of quantum optical sensors and quantum nanophotonic systems and in the characterization of quantum devices at cryogenic temperatures.