QSA leverages the expertise of 40 world-class scientific investigators from 15 institutions:
LBNL, SNL, U. Colorado Boulder/JILA, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT-LL), Caltech, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Tufts, UC Berkeley, U. Maryland, U. New Mexico, U. Southern California, UT Austin, and Université de Sherbrooke.
(SNL CINT, SNL MESA, MIT-LL Microelectronics Laboratory, UCB Nanolab & QNL); advanced materials characterization and modeling facilities (LBNL ALS, UNM CARC, LBNL Molecular Foundry, and LBNL NERSC); quantum testbeds (LBNL AQT and SNL QSCOUT); and specialized optical/electrical engineering facilities.
The QSA will partner with industries across the spectrum: from large multinational companies to start-ups, and from basic R&D through to interactions with end users. Through our partnerships, External Advisory Board (EAB), and industry listening sessions to guide QSA’s activities, we will solicit industry input on what is needed to accelerate technology development. Finally, we will work with our industry partners to educate the next generation of QIS researchers. These industrial collaborations will form, build, and sustain the US Commercial Quantum Enterprise.
The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) will support activities that provide engagement with students and QED-C member companies.
To cultivate the future workforce of quantum scientists, engineers, and technicians, the center will partner with California and other states, community colleges, workforce boards, and industry to establish curricula for educators and create apprenticeship opportunities for people interested in quantum science, including women and under-represented minorities. The center will develop a QSA portal, a “one-stop quantum shop” that assembles resources for students and professionals eager to contribute to the future of quantum research.