We propose a Quantum Science and Engineering Program (QSEP) at the University of Georgia (UGA) to establish this institution’s role in the ongoing quantum revolution focusing on quantum materials and quantum sensing. The Program will address key fundamental science, engineering and technologically driven problems surrounding quantum materials and quantum enabled technologies, currently one the most exciting, and active research areas in science. The Program will facilitate tight collaborations among multiple principal investigators at UGA by leveraging the unique strengths of physicists, chemists, and engineers who are actively engaged in quantum science research.
The QSEP’s unique combination of capabilities includes novel experimental and simulational techniques in nano and quantum materials, optics and plasmonics, new types of scanning probe microscopies, innovative expertise in materials synthesis and crystal growth, state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopy characterization methods, and contemporary theoretical and computational methods. Combined with novel high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy capabilities, the Center for Simulational Physics (CSP) at UGA opens a unique opportunity to exploit the power of state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and other simulational tools for application in QSEP. In addition, various expertise/visitors/research skills as well as rich collection of computational tools of the CSP will bring an invaluable addition to the proposed program.