The goal of the Eddleman Quantum Institute at UCI is to stimulate the discovery of new quantum science phenomena by developing collaborations between investigators in a broad range of scientific endeavors and to motivate future generations to study quantum science through educational and outreach activities.
– James Bullock, Dean of Physical Sciences, UCI
Roy T. Eddleman
The Eddleman Quantum Institute was initiated by a gift from Roy T. Eddleman, who is dedicated to advancing science and technology through quantum science.
The Eddleman Quantum Institute is comprised of 23 quantum scientists in the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.
Synthesis of Rare-Earth Metal Compounds, Single-Molecule Magnets, Molecular Qubits
Simulations of Atomic & Molecular Clusters; Numerical Methods, Structures, Spectra, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Quantum Effects
Along with the cohort of interdisciplinary faculty, graduate students in the EQI groups have formed a Graduate Council to promote interaction at the graduate student level.
The Eddleman Quantum Institute at UCI has a concentrated effort on the rare-earth metals, due to the special properties of these elements. The special properties of the rare-earth metals also make them valuable in exploring the frontiers of quantum science. UCI has a focus of effort on these extraordinary metals with seven research groups working with these elements.
The Eddleman Quantum Institute at UCI has a concentrated effort on theoretical studies in the area of quantum simulations particularly with correlated systems and materials containing rare-earth metals.
The Eddleman Quantum Institute at UCI works in partnership with outreach efforts through the Southern California Section of the Cal-Bridge Program and the Bridge Program of the American Physical Society as well as UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
Undergraduate students conduct research in quantum science at UCI in the laboratories of the EQI faculty as well as graduate students and postdocs.
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 – The University of California, Irvine has established a new graduate fellowship to benefit students pursuing advanced degrees in quantum science.
Summer research fellowships are
available for UCI undergraduate students under QUROP. The program is aimed at students with some prior research experience who plan to continue an intensive, faculty mentored research experience in quantum science over the summer.
These fellowships exist thanks to the generous support from philanthropist Roy Eddleman. The EQI stimulates the discovery of new quantum science phenomena through interdisciplinary collaborations in a broad range of scientific endeavors and motivates future generations to study quantum science through education and outreach activities.
Have you ever wondered what underlies the chemistry of your smart phones or speakers? What about the chemistry of renewable energy technologies, such as those found in electric cars or wind-turbines? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, this is the opportunity for you!
EQI supported a seminar at UCI by the world famous quantum scientist, Dr. Roberta Sessoli, of the University of Florence, who discovered the first
molecular single-molecule magnet as a graduate student.
To apply to be a postdoctoral scholar in quantum science at UCI, contact the EQI faculty member directly.
Graduate Student Fellowships:
Students interested in graduate study in quantum science at UCI should apply through the Graduate Division.
Undergraduate Student Fellowships:
Undergraduate students interested in research experience in quantum science should contact the EQI faculty member directly.
Professor William J. Evans, Director
Please email Ms. Jenise Shourds
164 Rowland Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-4675