UW Graduate School

Quantum Information Science and Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Quantum Information Science and Engineering is designed to meet a critical educational need to train the next generation of scientists and engineers with emphasis on the interdisciplinarity of Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) field. The graduate certificate allows students in various domain disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) to apply the fundamental training from their degree program to quantum information science and technologies. The QISE graduate certificate places a heavy emphasis on the project-based teamwork of students across multiple fields and assists in creating a common language between these fields to further collaboration and accelerate the realization of quantum-enabled technologies. 

Program Website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered 

  • Graduate Certificate in Quantum Information Science and Engineering 

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair 

  • Kai-Mei Fu, Associate Professor, Departments of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Primary Staff Contact 

  • Madeline Miller, Operations Manager, QuantumX 

Interdisciplinary faculty group membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group.  For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website. 

  • Boris Blinov, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
  • Brandi Cossairt, Professor, Department of Chemistry 
  • Kai-Mei Fu, Associate Professor, Departments of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering 
  • James Lee, Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering 
  • Xiaosong Li, Professor, Department of Chemistry 
  • Rachel Lin, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering 
  • Arka Majumdar, Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics 
  • Peter Pauzauskie, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering