Quantum Research and Education to Power the Future

Science at quantum scale controls chemistry and the behavior of materials, therefore the “second quantum revolution” develops new electronics and digital information technologies. Quantum materials host collective electronic phenomena that exhibit unconventional behaviors and can potentially serve as the basis for entirely new computing concepts. Advancements in technology are inevitably driven by the combination of new, nonclassical materials, sensors, and algorithms.  Success in such areas requires a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers who approach quantum with an open mind.

The Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC) at George Mason University supports the exploration of these high-risk high-reward ideas by fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-focused environment at Mason. This provides a unique environment for graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to make transformative contributions to quantum technology.  

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces


Undergraduate and high school students worked as Research Assistants in the project Photothermochemical Nanoassembly of 3D Porous Graphene and Palladium Nanoparticles for High-Performance Hydrogen Detection. This project has been made by Minsu Kim, Seung Min Lee, Jun Woo Jeon, Shirin Movaghgharnezhad, Heeyoung Jeong, Farbod Moghaddam, Daniel Mitchell, Pilgyu Kang, Byoung Gak Kim. The journal cover has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

QSEC Undergraduate Student to Present Quantum Circuit Research on the WoPhys 2021 Conference


QSEC undergraduate student Swan Klein will give an invited presentation on “Two-Qubit Quantum Circuit Synthesis” in the WoPhyS 2021 on Thursday, October 21., The presented research is a part of NSF funded project on quantum algorithms co-advised by QSEC members Dr. Mingzhen Tian and Dr. Michael Jarret. Dr. Maria Emelianenko, the Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Associate Director of the QSEC, will also give a keynote address at the conference on her research in materials and quantum circuits.