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

phonons, thermal conductivity, extreme environments, charge transport, superconductivity, topological states, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems)

Systems Studied

Systems: metal, oxide

Interfaces: inorganic/inorganic

Nanostructured: 2D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, density functional theory (DFT)

Partner Institutions

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

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan, Matthias Graf, Athena Sefat