Quantum Science and Technology

Scientific breakthroughs and technological developments in the quantum realm underpin our understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy and enable a wide range of practical applications. From material synthesis to data security, and from medical imaging to environmental sensors, quantum innovations are already shaping our lives – and offer the prospect of even more transformative advances in the coming decades. The Cornell Quantum Initiative builds on the university’s considerable strengths spanning foundational science, engineering and computing to drive the next phase of discovery, innovation and impact in quantum science and technology.

The Charge

The interdisciplinary initiative brings together leading experts in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. Guided and supported by the deans of the three colleges, the faculty task force will foster collaborations, address emerging opportunities, recommend strategic investments and facilitate future recruitments.

Coordinating Deans

Name College
Ray Jayawardhana, Lead Dean Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences
Lynden Archer Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Kavita Bala Dean of the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

Faculty Task Force

Name Field
Eun-Ah Kim, Co-chair Physics
Gregory Fuchs, Co-chair Applied and Engineering Physics
Debdeep Jena Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Robert Kleinberg Computer Science
Kin Fai Mak Physics
Erich Mueller Physics
Jie Shan Applied and Engineering Physics
Kyle Shen Physics

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