The Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI) is the home for quantum science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. UW–Madison has been active in quantum science since about the year 2000. Activities began in the Department of Physics and now encompass multiple departments including Physics, Computer Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Materials Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, and Statistics.

Activities of the WQI are governed by a steering committee consisting of:

Mark Saffman

WQI Director

Research Website: Saffman Lab

Support and Partners

Researchers in WQI have active collaborations with academic and industry partners, including:


Chicago Quantum Exchange
Northrup Grumman
Q-NEXT (DOE Center)
Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks (HQAN; an NSF QLCI)