Welcome to the Rice Quantum Institute, home to the Applied Physics program. (To learn more about or to apply to the Applied Physics graduate program please visit Research Opportunities.)
Research in RQI encompasses advanced materials, quantum magnetism, plasmonics and photonics, biophysics, ultracold atom physics, condensed matter and chemical physics, and all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In addition, numerous research efforts are focused on the development of innovations and emerging technologies, translating many of the scientific breakthroughs first seen here at Rice into useful applications that will benefit society. Currently 70 RQI faculty fellows across eight departments in science and engineering, as well as more than 300 students and postdocs and undergraduates, constitute our community.