Institute for Quantum Matter (IQM)



Collin Broholm

Lead Institution

Johns Hopkins University




To realize, understand, and control revolutionary quantum materials and structures where quantum effects such as entanglement and coherence find collective macroscopic manifestations.

Research Topics

optics, thermal conductivity, defects, charge transport, superconductivity, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials)

Materials Studied

Materials: metal, oxide

Interfaces: None

Nanostructured Materials: 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, surface science, density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), machine learning, data science

Partner Institutions

  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University 

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan, Matthias Graf