Michael R. Wasielewski, Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy, will receive $1.5 million over three years from the Department of Energy (DOE) for research toward the development of new Quantum Information Science (QIS). His award is a part of a total of $37 million in DOE funding granted to some 20 projects selected through competitive peer review for targeted research in materials and chemistry.

“The scientific community is on the verge of a revolution in which Quantum Information Science will change the way we live, work, and understand our world. Indeed, QIS may have the opportunity to transform industries, create jobs, and yield great benefits for the world’s population,” said Wasielewski, who serves on the Executive Committee for Northwestern’s Initiative for Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE). Through INQUIRE, Northwestern is a member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

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