Jeannette M. Garcia

Senior Manager for Quantum Applications, Algorithms and Theory, IBM Research

Dr. Jeannette M. Garcia is the Senior Manager for Quantum Applications, Algorithms and Theory team at IBM Research. Her team's research focuses on computational science applications and theory for quantum computing. Previously, Garcia's research interests have focused on the rational design of new polymers and materials, targeting recyclable materials with unique mechanical and thermal properties. She has initiated programs in high-performance materials, energy storage, and polymer recycling. The team discovered a new class of recyclable industrial polymers; developed methods to use discarded drink bottles or electronic waste to create high-performance polymers; and designed a low cost, portable detection system for the detection and removal of toxic heavy metals in drinking water. Garcia received her BS from Seattle University, and PhD in Chemistry at Boston College under the guidance of Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda, where she focused on catalyst design and development. When she first joined IBM Research in 2012 as a postdoctoral researcher, she worked with Dr. Jim Hedrick on high performance and recyclable materials. She became a Research Staff Member in 2013 and from 2017-2018, served as the Technical Advisor to Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, COO of IBM Research, at IBM Research headquarters located in Yorktown Heights, NY. From 2018-2019 she was a manager and Global Lead for Quantum Applications in Quantum Chemistry and Science.

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