Materials for the Quantum Age

QuMat – Materials for the Quantum Age – is a Dutch research program under the gravity initiative. QuMat is a collaboration between researchers in Utrecht, Delft, Groningen, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, and Twente. With a budget of 27 million EUR, QuMat will hire 30 PhD students and postdocs in the years 2022-2023 and another 30 PhD students and postdocs in the years 2027-2028.

Silicon forms the basis of the current information society, instrumental in increasing human welfare. However, there is a never-ending demand for more powerful computing. “Materials for the quantum age” aims to provide proto-type materials with stable coherent quantum states. These will enable classic computing to become much more powerful and at the same time more energy efficient. Moreover, robust quantum states remaining coherent under affordable conditions will allow to upscale powerful quantum computing.

The Materials for the Quantum Age program (QuMat) will design, fabricate and characterize low-dimensional materials with electronic, magnetic or even more complex coherent quantum states. QuMat will further demonstrate materials featuring coherent transport up to room temperature and scalable, affordable materials that host robust qubit states. These materials can open the window to more efficient classic computing and upscaling of quantum computing.

QuMat is currently in its recruitment phase! Over the coming months, 30 Ph.D. students and postdocs will be hired by the universities in Utrecht, Delft, Groningen, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, and Twente.

The QuMat office does not hire any Ph.D. student directly but refers to the Project leader for each position for specific questions and more information about the application procedure.

Please look at the projects page for the complete list of currently filled and unfilled positions.

ERC starter grants to QuMat scientists

 Two QuMat researchers were awarded ERC starter grants in 2022: Marcos Guimaraes from Rijksuniveristeit Groningen and Dmytro Afanasiev from Radboud University. Both researchers are tackling the increased need …

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The OCW inauguration of QuMat

The OCW presentation of QuMat On October 10, the festive presentation of the gravity programs of 2022 was held under the guidance of the Dutch …

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The QuMat Kick-Off

QuMat had its kick-off on October 26 at Hotel Mitland in Utrecht. It was an inspirational day where all the project staff, their Ph.D. students, …

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