Purdue Establishes Quantum Science & Engineering Institute
(Purdue.edu) A new Quantum Science and Engineering Institute has been formed at Purdue University to coordinate and incentivize university-wide activities and establish a new resource for faculty and students working on and interested in the pivotal field, which may lead to an array of advanced technologies and products. The new institute will help grow and support quantum information science and engineering research across campus, with numerous faculty members in various disciplines, primarily in the colleges of Science and Engineering. The inaugural institute director is Yong P. Chen, a professor of physics and of electrical and computer engineering, and associate director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park.
Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, vice president for Discovery Park at Purdue commented, “Quantum information science is a defining technology for the future, and a strong, early and coordinated multi-sector focus on these technologies is essential for the U.S. to sustain its economic and national security leadership.”