SQMS Center

Our partners

Collaboration drives innovation

The SQMS Center comprises 34 partners, including national and international laboratories, academic institutions and members of industry, in a mission-driven multidisciplinary collaboration. This page features the key expertise and facilities that each partner brings to the Center to achieve its ambitious goals.

Host institution

Core partners

Contributing partners

Illinois Institute of Technology logo
Lockheed Martin logo
Rutgers University logo
Temple University logo
Unitary Fund logo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign logo
University of Minnesota logo


Rigetti Computing

  • Fleet of quantum material and devices testbeds
  • QPU testbeds
  • Foundry: 2-D superconducting qubits fab facilities
  • QIS industry and workforce training


  • Quantum algorithms and simulations

Stanford University

  • Quantum controls development
  • Dark sector searches theory and modeling
  • High-energy physics applications

Unitary Fund

  • Open source software development

Form Factor

  • Advanced sub-K cryogenic testbeds development



  • Underground quantum devices and materials testbed
  • Dark sector particle searches testbeds

University of Pisa

  • Quantum computing devices testbed
  • Quantum devices for dark matter and gravitational waves searches
  • Algorithms and simulation development


University of Arizona

  • Quantum sensing theory
  • Error correction development


Louisiana State University

  • Theoretical superconductivity
  • Quantum sensing


AMES National Laboratory

  • Superconducting quantum and materials characterization facilities
  • Condensed matter applications of quantum computing


Johns Hopkins University

  • Dark sector searches theory and modeling
  • High-energy physics applications

Lockheed Martin

  • Algorithms and simulations development


University of Minnesota

  • Quantum sensing for new physics



  • Foundry: custom 2-D superconducting quantum devices fab facilities
  • Cryogenic quantum testbed

University of Colorado Boulder

  • Cryogenic quantum testbed

Colorado School of Mines

  • Algorithms and simulations development
  • QIS theory

New York

NYU Langone

  • Algorithms for quantitative MRI

Goldman Sachs

  • Algorithms and simulations development for finance

New Jersey

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

  • Multimode control schemes for cavity-qubits control


Temple University

  • Superconducting characterization


Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

  • Development and fabrication of advanced materials for qubits, optimization of 2-D and 3-D design concepts 



  • Center headquarters
  • Quantum materials testbed
  • 3-D and 2-D quantum devices and prototypes testbed
  • Fundamental physics and sensing testbed
  • Foundry: 3-D SRF fab facilities
  • Material characterization facilities
  • Particle physics theory

Northwestern University

  • Workforce development lead
  • Quantum materials and devices testbed
  • Fundamental physics and sensing testbed
  • Quantum material structural characterization facilities
  • Condensed matter and superconductivity QIS theory

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Dark sector searches theory and modeling
  • HEP applications

Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Superconducting characterization


University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing

  • Facilities for fabrication and characterization of superconducting devices