Quantum Information Science and Engineering

Quantum information science and engineering (QISE) is having a transformative impact on various fields by utilizing the principles of quantum mechanics to develop advanced technologies with unparalleled capabilities. QISE has the potential to revolutionize computing power, communication systems, sensing and imaging technologies, cryptography, and simulation capabilities, opening up new avenues for solving complex problems and driving innovation across industries, leading to profound societal and scientific advancements.

There have been exciting advances in numerous fields, such as quantum hardware, quantum software, simulation, communication, sensing, and imaging, with the aim of developing quantum systems that surpass their classical counterparts in performance and capabilities.

Associated Labs/Centers

  • The Farfurnik Spin-Photon Lab (Farfurnik)
  • IBM Quantum Hub (IBM Q)
  • Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering Research Laboratory (NQERG)

IBM Quantum Hub at NC State

The mission of the IBM Quantum Hub at NC State is to partner with our members to develop their quantum teams and explore promising use cases, to promote the growth of quantum computing across NC State, and to advance real-world applications of quantum computing globally.

The IBM Quantum Hub at NC State is structured as a hub and spoke model of engagement, and members can represent industry, academia or government. Each entity, including NC State, has their own dedicated access slot with equal priority cloud-based remote access with the goal of exploring practical applications important to business and science.

Presently each member has access to a variety of IBM’s quantum processors ranging from 1 to 65 qubits. Access through the IBM Quantum Hub also allows pulse-level control of qubit operations through the OpenPulse API. Pulse-level control is critical to enhancing the performance of the present generation of noisy, intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers, and this capability is only available through an IBM Quantum Hub. 

Optimizing InGaN templates for LEDs

Optimizing InGaN templates for LEDs

North Carolina State University has been investigating the potential of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) for enhancing the performance of III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

Quantum Videos

NC State Named First University-Based IBM Q Hub in North America

NC State Named First University-Based IBM Q Hub in North America

NC State will be the first university in North America to establish an IBM Quantum Computing Hub as part of the global IBM Q Network, a collaboration of top Fortune 500 companies, universities and research labs working with tech powerhouse IBM to advance quantum computing.

Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar Series

The quantum research groups at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State host a weekly Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar Series throughout the school year, inviting experts from around the globe.