The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $20 million towards a new Science and Technology Center, the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials. In the next five years, this new center will support science and education programs that explores unique electronic behavior of quantum materials. One of those new quantum materials is graphene.

Harvard university will lead the center, and they believe that quantum materials are an emerging technology with enormous promise for science and engineering. The new center will also collaborate with MIT, the Museum of Science in Boston and Howard University in Washington, D.C.