A systematic approach is given for engineering dissipative environments that steer quantum wave packets along desired trajectories. The methodology is demonstrated with several illustrative examples: environment-assisted tunneling, trapping, effective mass assignment, and pseudorelativistic behavior. Nonconservative stochastic forces do not inevitably lead to decoherence - we show that purity can be well preserved. These findings highlight the flexibility offered by nonequilibrium open quantum dynamics.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)