About Us

The Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC) was established in February 2018 and is one of four Transdisciplinary Centers for Advanced Study supported by the Provost Office of Research at George Mason University. Previously known as the Quantum Materials Center (QMC), QSEC seeks to accelerate the second quantum revolution by combining the efforts of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers. QSEC pursues these goals in collaboration with industrial partners, government organizations, and national consortia. 

QSEC has grown beyond its roots as a materials science organization to a community of Mason scientists and engineers interested in advancing quantum technology. Our members focus on creating quantum algorithms for quantum computing, constructing ultra-sensitive quantum sensors, designing and discovering quantum materials for new computing technologies, and building training programs to prepare Mason students for a technological workforce that will increasingly require a knowledge of quantum science and engineering. 

QSEC supports the exploration of these high-risk high-reward ideas by fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-focused environment at Mason where some of the most challenging problems in quantum can be freely explored in new ways through convergent research. This provides a unique environment and access for graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to make transformative contributions to quantum technology. Please explore our website to learn more about our efforts in research and education, and feel free to reach out if you are interested in collaborating with QSEC or learning more about quantum at Mason! 

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