QuEST Training Program





QuEST: Quantum Electronic Science and Technology


The Quantum Electronic Science and Technology (QuEST) Initiative is a graduate education initiative provided by the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. It is designed to provide an enriched experience for top-tier graduate students in Quantum Materials and Devices research.



From Quantum Materials to Devices


Quantum materials are substances that exhibit a wide range of unusual properties rooted in quantum mechanical effects. These occur in extreme situations such as low temperature or high magnetic fields, and in structures with reduced dimensions such as thin films, interfaces, nanostructures, and assemblies of single molecules. Interactions in these materials lead to novel states of matter including superconductivity, spin and charge order, and new phenomena at the edge of our understanding of electrons in solids. The demand for quantum materials is growing in today's world with the miniaturization of electronic devices, and new applications such as solar energy conversion and quantum computing on the horizon. The Quantum Matter Institute's mission is to be at the forefront of research on these materials; training the next generation of scientists and innovators is a key element of that mission.


For more details about the opportunities offered by QuEST see QuEST Program. To apply for competitive QuEST graduate student positions please review the information about our program and see How to apply for details on the application process.







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