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Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction

Our Mission & Vision

About Us

Quantum-to-quantum transduction is the coherent exchange of information between quantum systems, which is an essential element of quantum information science. In order to develop fundamental scientific understanding needed to carry out quantum-to-quantum transduction through a bottom up synthetic approach that imparts atomistic precision to quantum systems, the Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction (CMQT) explores the underlying interactions among relevant quantum spins, excitons, and vibrational excitations of molecules and molecular materials.

Who are we?

CMQT comprises an interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, and materials scientists with the individual expertise and collective breadth to create knowledge in this emerging area. Understanding and achieving quantum-to-quantum transduction, an essential element of quantum information science, has major implications for both the U.S. and global economies.

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CMQT Research Thrusts

Area 1: Localized Molecular Quantum-to-Quantum Transduction

Area 2: Distributed Molecular Quantum-to-Quantum Transduction

Area 3: Multiscale Molecular Quantum-to-Quantum Transduction

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Mark Hersam

Mark Hersam Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 6, 2024
from Northwestern Now

Research from Northwestern Engineering's Mark Hersam has led to more effective and sustainable nanomaterials used in electronics, energy storage, and mediciine


Eleven Chicago Quantum Exchange Scientists among World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

November 30, 2023
from Chicago Quantum Exchange

Congratulations to Northwestern faculty members named 'Highly Cited Researchers' in 2023 by Clarivate, including CMQT's Hersam and Wasielewski


Unlocking the Mysteries of Chirality-Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) in Isolated Molecules

November 6, 2022

New observation of the CISS effect has implications for quantum information, energy, and biology

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