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PQI membership is available at the faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels. PQI faculties hold appointments at the physics, chemistry, and engineering departments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University. Postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students working with PQI faculties are effectively members of PQI. To learn more about PQI faculty and their research, check out the research page.

Join PQI by submitting the form below. For more information on membership, reach out to PQI administrator, Krista Zottola.

Join PQI!

Interested Faculty

We welcome any faculty in the greater Pittsburgh area who are working on, or are interested in learning more about, quantum science and engineering! There are numerous ways to participate in PQI events, including workshops, seminars, help in grant applications, and other resources.

If you are an active scientist or engineer working in quantum or even if you are just interested in learning more about quantum science and engineering, PQI is the place for you!

Interested Students

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

Pitt Undergraduate Programs:

Pitt Graduate Programs: 

CMU Undergraduate Programs:

CMU Graduate Programs:

Duquesne Undergraduate Programs:

Duquesne Graduate Program:


Interested Postdocs

PQI is a growing community of researchers collaborating to push the frontier of quantum science. We welcome inquiries from postdocs interested in joining the center. You can stay updated on new postdoctoral positions by joining our newsletter email list and checking our news postings.  Openings for postdoctoral researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are posted below. 

Open postdoctoral positions at Pitt are posted here.

Open postdoctoral positions at CMU are posted here.

Interested Industry Sponsors 

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI) Industrial Sponsor Level Membership Program!

By joining as an Industrial Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to connect with leading experts in the field of quantum technology, gain access to cutting-edge research, and help shape the future of this rapidly growing industry.

At PQI, our Industrial Sponsors play a crucial role in supporting our mission to advance the field of quantum science and technology, and to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming an Industrial Sponsor:

Access to cutting-edge research: Stay up to date with the latest advancements in quantum science and technology through access to PQI research reports, seminars, and workshops. Networking opportunities: Connect with researchers, students, and other industry leaders in the quantum community through sponsored events and networking opportunities. Collaborative research: Collaborate with PQI researchers on projects of mutual interest, gaining valuable insights and expertise to advance your business. Visibility and recognition: Increase your company's visibility and recognition within the quantum community through sponsorship recognition on the PQI website, at events, and in publications.

To become an Industrial Sponsor, please reach us at Our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your membership benefits and opportunities for collaboration.

Join a community of industry leaders shaping the future of quantum technology and become a PQI Industrial Sponsor Level Member today!

PQI 2022 Industry Panel
The annual PQI 2022 event included an Industry Collaboration Panel with guests from various organizations and companies. (From left to right) PQI Writer and Coordinator Jesse Adams, NASA Associate Scientist David Esteban Bernal Neira, Ph.D., President of OPeTechnologies Joshua Smith, Naval Nuclear Laboratory Senior Engineer Dr. Jonathan Wormald, IBM Quantum Platform Lead Blake Johnson, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the PQI Industry Outreach Committee Elizabeth C. Dickey, and CMU Tepper School of Business Professor of Operations Management, Sridhar Tayur.