Center for Quantum Science and Engineering

Shaping the Quantum World

What is quantum?

Discover how the phenomena predicted by the laws of quantum mechanics can be harnessed to bring radical changes in many areas of technology and society

Research at QSE

Explore our research pillars in the areas of quantum hardware and software

Education at QSE

Learn more about QSE’s commitment to education and the interdisciplinary Master’s in Quantum Science and Engineering, which will help train the future leaders in quantum science and technology.


Single photon emitter takes a step closer to quantum tech

To get closer to quantum technology we need to develop non-classical light sources that can emit a single photon at a time and do so on demand. Scientists at EPFL have now designed one of these “single photon emitters” that can work at room temperature and are based on quantum dots grown on cost-effective silicon substrates.

“Engineering is the most exciting part of research”

Assistant Professor of Microengineering QSE Deputy Director, Cristina Benea-Chelmus has a passion for building new things. As Deputy Director of EPFL’s new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), she will be exploring new hybrid photonic technologies that may benefit quantum applications.

Philippe Caroff joins QSE Center as Executive Director

Philippe Caroff began his tenure as Executive Director of the EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) in March 2022. With a background in industry, most recently as Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Quantum, Caroff looks forward to bridging the gap between academia and industry, and sharing the ‘fantastic’ world of quantum with the wider public.