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Person driving car with streaks of light on both sides
October 17, 2023

Predicting portable power

Reeja Jayan and others have designed a model that accurately predicts a battery’s charge curve, which could impact the safety and reliability of electric vehicles.
Mona Abdelgaid
October 10, 2023

Driven by Solutions

Mona Abdelgaid received four different awards for her work with heterogeneous catalysts
Benjamin Hunt and Michael Hatridge
October 10, 2023

The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute appointed Benjamin Hunt as its new co-director

To continue solidifying Pittsburgh’s status as a leader in quantum science and engineering, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Duquesne University jointly announced the appointment of Benjamin Hunt, associate professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon, to the newly created role of co-director, joining Michael Hatridge.
Sridhar Tayur and Kaushik Seshadreesan
September 26, 2023

Optimal Entanglement Distillation Policies for Quantum Switches

In a new study, researchers from Tepper and the University of Pittsburgh considered a discrete time model for a quantum switch that attempted to generate fresh elementary entanglement with clients in each time step.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics cover
September 25, 2023

Saxena Lab Reports New Method for Efficient Analysis of Protein Structure and Dynamics

A research article published from the lab of Prof. Sunil Saxena has been featured on the cover of a recent issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Hrvoje Petek
September 19, 2023

Hrvoje Petek Edits and Publishes in Progress in Surface Science's Latest Issue

Hrvoje Petek edited and published research in Progress in Surface Science, Volume 98, Issue 3.
W. Vincent Liu
September 17, 2023

W. Vincent Liu received $1.5 million from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

W. Vincent Liu has been awarded $1.5 million from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop models in orbital physics.
Peyman Givi
September 12, 2023

AIAA recognizes Pitt’s Peyman Givi with prestigious Dryden Lecture in Research award

For his contributions to the aerospace community, Peyman Givi was selected to present the prestigious 2024 Dryden Lecture in Research.
Quantum Op-ed
September 7, 2023

Congress must seize the opportunity to double down on quantum technology

Rob Cunningham and David Hickton wrote an op-ed for The Hill urging Congress to prioritize the renewal of the NQIA.
September 5, 2023

Spring 2024 PQI Fellowships

PQI soliciting proposal submissions for Spring 2024 Fellows.
Nuclear power plants
August 30, 2023

Advancing Nuclear Energy Research

Though it may not be the first clean energy source to come to mind, nuclear energy— responsible for 8 percent of all U.S. energy consumption—is a zero-emission clean energy source that can produce more electricity on less land than other sources and produces minimal waste. The U.S.

Peng Liu and Binh Khanh Mai
August 8, 2023

A new chemical process makes it easier to craft amino acids that don’t exist in nature

A study published in Science by Peng Liu and team describes a powerful new way to create “unnatural” amino acids, which could find use in protein-based therapies and open up novel branches of organic chemistry.
JCTC cover image with atoms
August 8, 2023

Advancing Chemical Recycling of Waste Plastics

New research from the lab of Giannis Mpoumpakis was featured on the cover of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation.
Michael Hatridge
July 19, 2023

The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute appointed Michael Hatridge as its new director

Michael Hatridge has been named PQI's new director.
Two photons
July 11, 2023

Finding the Flux of Quantum Technology

Hong Koo Kim publishes a paper in Nanophotonics investigating the inside of a quantum-dot-based light emitter