Advancements in technology are inevitably driven by the creation of new 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 interdisciplinary researchers who approach quantum materials with an open mind.
The Quantum Materials Center (QMC) at George Mason University addresses the challenge of material design, exploration, and creation by combining the expertise of GMU physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. These QMC members use artificial intelligence and machine learning to design new quantum materials and compute their expected properties. These materials are grown and explored using a range of experimental techniques. Finally, new types of electronics technologies are created by using quantum materials as the primary component.