Quantum at the University of Chicago

Quantum Science and Engineering

The University of Chicago has assembled a world-class group of scientists and engineers who are leading the quantum revolution. In addition to our cutting-edge faculty in physics, engineering, and chemistry, we offer one of the nation's first doctoral programs in quantum science and engineering.

  • 20+ lab groups at PME and UChicago engaged in quantum research
  • Chicago region named an official U.S. Regional and Innovation Technology Hub for quantum technologies
  • Close partnerships with National QIS Research Centers at Argonne and Fermilab

Learn about our many exciting programs and centers

Logos of seven partners

Hong Qiao

Noah Glachman

Bernien Lab


“Quantum computing has the potential to solve some of the world's biggest problems. I'm proud to be a part of a team here making that happen.”

Anchita Addhya

High Lab


“PME brings these diverse fields together and has this very collaborative environment that I really appreciate.”

José A. Méndez

Awschalom Lab (co-advised by Hannes Bernien)


“Study something that you find interesting and I guarantee we can use you here.”

We are training students to become the next generation of leaders in science, engineering, and beyond. ”

Dean Nadya Mason

Why Engineering at the University of Chicago?

  • 100% of PhD students start research in their first year
  • PME’s leading faculty experts unite eight scientific and engineering disciplines through an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Students work with 40+ internationally recognized faculty members and 20+ researchers from Argonne National Laboratory
  • More than 200 PME graduates have entered roles as data scientists, engineers, and research consultants, or continued their research at academic institutions.