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PQI memberships

PQI membership exists at the faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate level. PQI faculty hold appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University in the many departments of philosophy of science, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students working with PQI faculty are de facto members of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute.

Reach out to administrator Krista Zottola for more information on membership. 

To learn more about PQI faculty and their research, check out the members page.

To learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs at all three member institutions, or to check out open positions, click on the links!


Graduate programs

View the admission requirements and explore the various graduate programs offered at Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne.

University of Pittsburgh

Duquesne University

Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate programs

Learn the details of the various undergraduate degree programs offered at Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne.

University of Pittsburgh

Duquesne University

Carnegie Mellon University

PQI Poster Presentation: participate to win a $1000 travel award!

Every year, PQI holds two poster session for its students. Prizes, such as travel awards and tech gadgets, are awarded to the best poster presentations. PQI takes care of the entire process: we will print your poster and set them up for you; all we ask is that you participate! All PQI students, undergrads, grads, and postdocs, from all three universities are encouraged to present a poster. The poster sessions are a great opportunity for students to present their work and to mingle with their PQI peers, especially from different departments and universities.

View Posters

USTC Day 2017 at PQI

PQI Graduate Student Research Awards

Every year, the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI) distrbutes six Graduate Student Research (GSR) awards to Pitt students. Each award consists of one term, i.e., four months, of graduate funding. PQI graduate students from Pitt departments are eligible for the fellowship if they are neither in their first nor last year of graduate studies, are not concurrent recipients of any other fellowship, and are presenting a poster at the most recent annual PQI event. The award recipients are profiled in a series of short videos where they describe their work and life in Pittsburgh.

Video Profiles