Nima Leclerc is a PhD student and Dean's Fellow in electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the development of scalable silicon-based quantum processors with applications in efficient drug and protein design. Leclerc graduated with a BS in materials science and engineering from Cornell University in 2020. Prior to Penn, he worked at Caltech, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and startup companies PsiQuantum and Kepler, developing next-generation quantum technologies. He is also the founder and president of the Penn Quantum Engineering Graduate Association.