Dr. Stephanie Simmons is an Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, and CIFAR Fellow, based out of the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and is the Founder and Chief Quantum Officer of Photonic Inc. Her work on silicon quantum technologies was awarded a Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of the Year of 2013 and again in 2015, and she is one of only 5 individuals (and the only Canadian!) to have ever won this award twice. She was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2020, and her work has been covered by the New York Times, CBC, BBC, Scientific American, the New Scientist, and many others.
- YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Science and Technology, 2021
- Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, 2020
- Canada Research Chair Tier 2, 2015 and 2020
- Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of the Year, 2013 and 2015
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