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Shi-Hai Dong, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, UPALM, Mexico

Shihai DongDr. Dong was born in 1969 at Dalian, China. He received his Ph.D. at Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, in 1999. After that, Dr. Dong joined the Physical Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of University of Oxford as a Visiting Professor, Kansas State University as Postdoc Fellow, the National Autonomous University of Mexico as a Visiting Professor, the Mexican Institute of Petroleum as Postdoc Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, and the Superior School of Physics and Mathematics, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) as full-time Professor through the program of excellent position, and he has a permanent position as Professor at IPN since 2007. He is the Regular Member of Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2012 and Visiting Professor at Louisiana State University in 2013. Dr. Dong was awarded the certificate by Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain at 41th International Nathiagali Summer College in 2016. He received the maximum top prize “Presea Lazaro Cardenas” and was awarded by Mexico President Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto in President Palace in 2017.
Dr. Dong is SNI III (Mexico National Investigator maximum top level in Mexico) since 2019 and the (Academic, Chief) Editors and Editorial Board Members of over 10 International Journals. He has authored and co-authored more than 290 papers (JCR), one book Chapter, 5 edited books, two books published by Springer. The citations are more than 11000 and H-index 65 by Google Scholar.

What is the focus of your research at the moment?
Quantum Physics, particularly in quantum information and quantum optics.

What do you consider to be the biggest advancement in quantum science to date?
One notable breakthrough is the development and successful demonstration of quantum computing in quantum science to date. Several milestones mark the progress in quantum computing, including the demonstration of basic quantum algorithms, the development of error correction techniques to mitigate decoherence, and the creation of increasingly larger and more stable quantum processors. Additionally, advancements in quantum communication and cryptography have been significant.

In your opinion, what could be the next big breakthrough for the field of quantum science and technology?
Some potential areas where significant advancements could occur include:

1)Fault-tolerant quantum computing; 2) Quantum supremacy; 3) Quantum communication networks; 4)Quantum simulation; 5)Topological quantum computing; 6) Quantum machine learning and 7) Quantum sensors and metrology, etc.

What role does the journal Physica Scripta play in supporting research in the field?
Physica Scripta supports quantum research by publishing new findings, ensuring their quality through peer review, fostering collaboration among researchers, archiving important discoveries, and boosting visibility for quantum scientists. Through these efforts, the journal contributes to advancing knowledge and innovation in the quantum field.

If you would like to mention any other insights we might have missed, please feel free to add that in.
1) Quantum science serves as a catalyst for innovation and commercialization in the quantum technology industry.
2) Furthermore, Quantum science plays a crucial role in addressing the societal and ethical implications of quantum technologies. Moreover, quantum science contributes to the training and development of the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers.
3) Overall, quantum science and technology plays a multifaceted role in advancing research, fostering collaboration, driving innovation, addressing societal implications, and nurturing talent, making it a cornerstone of the quantum science and technology landscape.