PME announces Quantum Science and Engineering PhD
(PME.UChicago) The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago has announced the launch of a PhD in quantum science and engineering. The program aims to ready the next generation of scientists and engineers who will lead advancements in this rapidly growing field.
Pritzker Molecular Engineering has made this training a cornerstone of its educational offerings since the introduction of its PhD program in 2013. The quantum science and engineering degree builds on that foundation, providing students with the skills needed to create, manipulate, and apply quantum phenomena toward developing radical new technologies.
“When the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering established its PhD program, we understood the impact that quantum would have in the future and included a specialization in quantum science and engineering in our offerings,” said Matthew Tirrell, dean of PME. “Since then, interest in the field has grown dramatically. Launching a PhD in quantum science and engineering recognizes this growth and gives our students the ability to more formally showcase their expertise in the field.”
“There are few schools in the country that are positioned to provide the world-class training that PME offers in these emerging fields, let alone as part of an integrated, holistic academic program,” said David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering and director of Q-NEXT, a Department of Energy quantum information science research center. “While the field of quantum science is young, the pace of research is accelerating. Establishing this doctoral program is a vital step in producing a workforce to meet what promises to be a high, global demand for quantum scientists and engineers.”