Quantum Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware

Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) is a discipline focused on understanding and exploiting the unusual behavior of particles and excitations governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. The QSE program at UD has two major components. First, we facilitate interactions and collaboration among the UD faculty working on all aspects of QSE. Second, we train a new generation of scientists and engineers with the skills and knowledge required for the “Quantum Workforce” that will carry this field into the future. We invite you to explore both our research and educational programs here!

UD QSE receives $4 million NSF grant to help advance quantum technologies, workforce development

Research

Designing, building and operating scalable and robust quantum devices is extremely challenging. What materials and conditions preserve quantum information the longest? How do we engineer machines that can reliably control qubits when our traditional engineering tools for classical computers cannot be used? What programming or machine language allows us to turn our desired outcomes into a sequence of qubit operations? Researchers at UD are working to answer these questions. Equally important, our QSE program seeks to build a shared base of knowledge and vocabulary among experts from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds so that they can collaborate more effectively when tackling these challenges.

UD Welcomes it's first class of QSE PhD Students

Education

UD will offer both master’s and Ph.D. degrees in quantum science and engineering. The master’s degree program is designed to allow completion in as little as 18 months; the Ph.D. program typically takes five to six years. Our curriculum is designed to rapidly introduce all students to the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum information processing, establish a shared vocabulary and knowledge base that accelerates collaboration across disciplines, and train students with the professional skills they need when they join the workforce. With a curriculum developed to maximize hands-on, project-based learning, students will be trained to use state-of-the art equipment ranging from semiconductor nanofabrication tools to high performance computers.

News

Preparing for a Tech Revolution

Preparing for a Tech Revolution

UD to help advance quantum technologies, workforce development The science of the small — quantum science and the skillful manipulation of particles as tiny as a single atom or a single photon of light — is driving a big technology revolution. Nazifa Tasnim Arony, a...

New Atomic Data Portal

New Atomic Data Portal

UD’s Safronova, Eigenmann and collaborators share the power of precision atomic physics Even if you’re one of the most precise physicists on the planet — as University of Delaware Professor Marianna Safronova is — you still will need collaborators whose skills...

Dark Matter Detection

Dark Matter Detection

UD’s Singh and collaborators propose repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter Scientists are certain that dark matter exists. Yet, after more than 50 years of searching, they still have no direct evidence for the mysterious substance. University of...

Young Investigator Award

Young Investigator Award

Engineering professor honored for excellence in molecular beam research Periods of history are often defined by the materials used to make critical tools — from the stone age to the bronze age to today — a period some experts regard as the silicon age. Silicon is used...

UD Joins Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance

UD Joins Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance

Collaboration to help advance quantum revolution The University of Delaware has joined the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance — a hub for quantum technology research, development, innovation and education that seeks to advance U.S. and regional leadership in the coming...

$18 Million for UD center to advance materials research

$18 Million for UD center to advance materials research

Federally-funded center to advance materials research A new center at the University of Delaware will advance research to transform the way materials are made. The UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM) will drive fundamental materials...