Dr. Marie McLain
Engineer Systems Architect at Northrop Grumman

Marie McLain received her BS in Engineering Physics in 2013 and her PhD in Applied Physics in 2018 from the Colorado School of Mines. Her research background includes a variety of experimental pursuits, while her PhD focused on theoretical many-body quantum tunneling in ultracold neutral atoms. She worked as a laboratory physicist for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems for a couple years before transitioning to engineering and system architectures where she currently works on translating superconducting electronics from technology into usable products. Marie also spends part of her time as a program manager for identifying and developing new programs related to quantum technology, including collaborations with universities.