Advancements in technology are inevitably driven by the development of novel materials. Quantum materials host collective electronic phenomena that exhibit unconventional behaviors and can potentially serve as the basis for entirely new computing concepts. Success in this area requires a new-generation of researchers who view quantum materials from an open-minded and interdisciplinary viewpoint.
The Quantum Materials Center (QMC) at George Mason University will address the challenge of material design, discovery, and demonstration by combining the expertise of GMU physicists, engineers, and data scientists. QMC members use artificial intelligence and machine learning to design new quantum materials and compute their expected properties. These materials are then grown and explored using a range of experimental techniques. Finally, new types of electronics technologies are demonstrated by using quantum materials as the primary component.