A moment of inspiration that evolved into multi-million dollar quantum computing concept. Jeremy is Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D., also in Physics, from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His work focuses on exploring novel phenomena in solid state systems to provide the foundation for future technologies in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, semiconductor spintronics, quantum computing, and oxide nanoelectronics. In 2000, he became Director of the Center for Oxide-Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation which is funded by the Department of Defense and is dedicated to creating a viable approach to quantum computation using electron spin as a quantum bit. He is recipient of the Chancellor's Distinguished Research and Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award, and was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.