The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI) appointed Michael Hatridge as its new director. The associate professor of physics and director of Pitt’s physics and quantum computing major brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of quantum science and technology to the role.
The PQI is a collaborative initiative between the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University, and continues to be a leading collaborative interdisciplinary organization that advances research, education and training in quantum science and engineering.
“We are very excited that Michael has been named director of PQI,” said Adam Leibovich, dean of Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies. “Michael has proven himself to be a true innovator — in the classroom, in his lab and through the collaborations he’s built with colleagues across disciplines. He has the vision and experience to lead PQI in great new directions. The Dietrich School is looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with PQI.”
Hatridge will be responsible for providing strategic direction and overseeing the institute's research programs, fostering collaborations with industry and government partners and furthering the education and training of the next generation of quantum scientists.
“I am honored and excited to lead the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute into its next phase of growth and impact,” said Hatridge. “Quantum science and technology have the potential to revolutionize various fields, from computing and communication to sensing and materials science. I look forward to working with our exceptional faculty, researchers and students to push the boundaries of quantum research and innovation.”
“We are delighted to welcome Michael to this role,” said Rob Cunningham, vice chancellor for research infrastructure at Pitt. “His expertise and leadership will undoubtedly strengthen our position as a global leader in quantum research.”