Britton Plourde received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 studying vortex dynamics in superconducting films. From 2000 to 2004, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley where he worked on experiments with superconducting qubits. In 2005, he joined the Department of Physics at Syracuse University where he is currently an associate professor. His current research interests include quantum information processing in superconducting circuits and vortex dynamics in nanofabricated structures. Prof. Plourde received a CAREER award from the NSF in 2006 and an IBM Faculty Award in 2011. Since January 2013 he has been the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity.