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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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CQE NSF award

NSF Awards $1M to CQE-led Coalition to Strengthen Quantum Technologies in the Midwest

April 18, 2024
from Chicago Quantum Exchange

Northwestern University is part of the NSF Engines project that will develop plans for commercializing quantum technologies and scaling the quantum workforce

Northwestern quantum faculty

Advancing Quantum Leadership and Community

April 4, 2024
from McCormick Engineering News

Northwestern University hosted a plenary meeting for the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) to facilitate the advancement of quantum research and technology development

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

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Learn about the recognition and awards received by CMQT scientists and researchers across member institutions.


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