Opportunity Series: Meet Roshan: Episode 1

Opportunity Knocks! How it Shaped His Future Learning Pathway!

ind the Scenes with Roshan Achal

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Roshan shares his personal insights with FutureCite –  on how seeing his parent’s different career paths in business and science influenced his past post education choices:

” I was born and raised in Calgary, where up until around grade three, no one would have accused me of being a good student. Thankfully, I have a very supportive family who helped motivate me to start taking school more seriously. I was actually more interested in business when I was younger, so I think it was slightly surprising to them when I decided to undertake a degree in physics.

“During my undergraduate I was very fortunate to have exposure to a range of research, from chemistry to neuroscience, in addition to physics. The exposure helped broaden my overall perspectives, along with giving me new vocabulary to better facilitate discussions between different groups.”

In this Episode 1, Roshan tells us about the opportunity during post secondary that changed his future aspirations – how an email realigned his learning pathway towards future occupations!

About Roshan Achal

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Roshan is a Nanoelectronics Development Scientist at Quantum Silicon Inc where he works with colleagues, consultants, academic researchers, and customers to conceive, develop, track and improve atom-scale electronic circuits and devices. He brings his post secondary lab and project experience in neuroscience and chemistry experience and his interest in developing real world technologies.”

Roshan is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta (U of A) focusing on building and characterizing silicon atom-scale, ultra low power electronics for beyond Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) electronics and quantum applications. He also holds a MSc Physics, University of Alberta and a BSc Honours, First Class – Physics, University of Calgary.


About Quantum Silicon

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The Quantum Silicon is a privately held company based in Alberta. The company’s approach harnesses electrons in collections of silicon atoms to represent, transmit, and create information. Their process does not use electric current.  The result is a new generation of computing circuits that are tiny, fast, and cool.  Using this approach, QSi creates classical computing devices, quantum computing devices, and hybrid classical/quantum devices tailored to solve previously intractable problems.


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