Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction (CMQT)

Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction (CMQT)


Michael Wasielewski

Lead Institution

Northwestern University




To develop the fundamental scientific understanding needed to carry out quantum-to-quantum transduction through a bottom-up synthetic approach, which imparts atomistic precision to quantum systems.

Research Topics

optics, phonons, topological states, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, sensors, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, Interface (solid/solid), mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel systems)

Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor, molecules, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, organic/organic, inorganic/inorganic

Nanostructured: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan; Matthias Graf; Athena Sefat