Accelerating Quantum-Enabled Technologies

In this second quantum revolution, dubbed Quantum 2.0, society will leverage the quantum-mechanical properties of light and matter to enable new technologies in computation, communication, and sensing.

Accelerating Quantum-Enabled Technologies (AQET) is a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program (NRT) at the University of Washington that seeks to train the next generation of scientists and engineers to enable this revolution.

AQET expands on UW faculty research in quantum information science and engineering (QISE) by establishing a unique curriculum that bridges the gap from physics to chemistry, computer science & engineering, electrical & computer engineering, and materials science & engineering. Quantum 2.0 will require teams of expertise from across disciplines, and AQET is one of the first programs to bring hardware and software scientists and engineers together at the trainee level.

Major areas of research include materials to enable quantum technologies, harnessing quantum in device engineering, and algorithms inspired by or exploiting quantum phenomena.

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Program Details

AQET students follow the QISE certificate curriculum as a cohort, taking the QISE seminar the winter of the first year and the core curriculum in their second year of graduate school. As a fellow or scholar in AQET, students also participate in professional development workshops and networking events.

Application for NRT Fellowship Support

Students newly admitted to a UW PhD program, typically chemistry, computer science & engineering, electrical & computer engineering, materials science & engineering, or physics, are eligible to apply for an AQET Fellowship.  The fellowship provides 12 months of full support during the second year in AQET. After you have received admission to one of the AQET departments (usually January-February), you can apply for the AQET Fellowship here.

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