Nima Leclerc is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering, Dean’s Fellow, and 2021 Perry World House policy graduate associate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is advised by Dr. Anthony Sigillito, a world-leading expert in quantum computing. His research focuses on the development of scalable silicon-based quantum processors with applications in efficient drug and protein design. Leclerc graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 2020.
Prior to starting his PhD, he has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, PsiQuantum, Kepler Computing, and Caltech. His work has been showcased at the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society and has published in several venues. Leclerc is also a founder of Penn’s Quantum Engineering Graduate Association and #savethefrontline, a PPE distribution platform used during the COVID-19 pandemic.