Geographical and scientific scope of PIRE:HYBRID
PIRE: HYBRID will bring together an international multidisciplinary team in order to search for the best materials for quantum computers, greatly enhancing progress in this field by joining the intellectual and technological assets of United States and France. Two-dimensional materials will be primarily pursued in the U.S., while one-dimensional materials will be the focus in France. The majority of foreign collaborators are situated in Grenoble, which is world-recognized for its fundamental research institutes in physics, nanoscience, computer science and mathematics. The city hosts 60000 students and 25000 researchers from academia and industry.
The primary research goal of PIRE:HYBRID is the discovery of new hybrid materials and the search for emergent phenomena that can only be realized at hybrid interfaces. Hybrid materials are those which combine layers of dissimilar material classes, such as superconductors and semiconductors . PIRE:HYBRID will focus on a diverse universe of hybrid materials including nanowires , van der Waals heterostructures  and two-dimensional epitaxial interfaces .The approach will extend from in-situ observation of crystal growth to low temperature measurements of quantum devices based on these materials, guided by first-principles and mesoscopic theory studies.
PIRE: HYBRID Participants
The University of Pittsburgh and US Partners, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) has formed an international partnership with Institut Neel CNRS (Neel); Grenoble Innovation for New Advanced Technologies Alliance (GIANT); Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA Grenoble), Laboratoire d’analyse et d’architecture des systèmes CNRS Toulouse (LAAS) to search for the best materials for quantum computers and greatly enhancing progress in this field by joining the intellectual and technological assets of both United States and France. Our industrial partner with Microsoft Research Station Q, will provide PIRE students and postdocs the opportunity to participate in the Microsoft Internship program, gain experience working outside academia and through this enhance their careers.