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May 21, 2018

Quantum Design Donates VersaLab™ to Columbia University Physics Department

Quantum Design Donates VersaLab™ to Columbia University Physics Department

Quantum Design's gift will foster transformative education and discoveries by enabling Columbia faculty and students to use a modern tool to better understand, explore, and improve the characteristics and qualities of materials used in information processing and sensing. "We are extremely grateful for Quantum Design's generosity and their contribution to science education," Peter de Menocal, Dean of Science of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said. "Gifts such as this play an important role in preparing Columbia graduates to become leaders in their field and make discoveries that benefit society." The gift helps magnify Columbia’s strength in physics education and foster new learning opportunities for students. All physics majors will gain valuable hands-on experience with the new instrument, from senior students to those new to the discipline.

Learn more about Quantum Design's partnership with Columbia University.

January 9, 2018
OptiCool™ – 7 Tesla Optical Cryostat
Quantum Design Announces New OptiCool™ Platform

Quantum Design is proud to announce the introduction of our new 7 tesla magneto-optical platform. OptiCool is a new, revolutionary optical cryostat specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of materials characterization experiments that harness light and other forms of radiant energy as a probe of matter. Learn more about OptiCool and read our press release about OptiCool’s introduction.
December 6, 2017
Tom Hogan and Randy Dumas, QD Application Scientists (back row, center) host Applications Seminar in Taiwan.
Quantum Design Applications Team Hosts Seminars

The Quantum Design Applications Team has been traveling across the world in 2017 to host seminars educating users on our latest measurement options. This past May, a workshop was held at Cambridge University in cooperation with QD UK & Ireland, and in October another was hosted by QD Taiwan at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. In these small group settings, Applications Scientists have the opportunity to work directly with users, discussing potential experiments and how measurement platforms like the MPMS 3 and DynaCool can best serve a researcher's particular needs. Underlying measurement theory, best practices of sample preparation, and advice on data interpretation are also covered.

If you are interested in hosting a future Applications Seminar, please contact your local QD representative.
November 4, 2017
Stefano Spagna (Chief Technical Officer) and Greg DeGeller (President) of Quantum Design.
Quantum Design Recognized on Donor Wall at San Diego State University

Quantum Design has been recognized on the Campus Donor Wall for financial contributions totaling $273,000 to San Diego State University (SDSU). The funds support students, faculty and the continued excellence of scholarships, research and creative endeavors at SDSU. "It is a privilege for Quantum Design International to be part of this fundraising campaign, which demonstrates our commitment to student research and the future of SDSU," stated Dr. Stefano Spagna, Chief Technical Officer. The Donor Wall was unveiled on November 4, 2017, to honor contributions of $100,000 or more to "The Campaign for SDSU" program. For more information about the campaign and unveiling ceremony, click here and here.
September 2016
John Przybysz (Awards Chair), Michael Simmonds, Antonio della Corte (IEEE CSC President)
Quantum Design Co-Founder Dr. Michael Simmonds Receives the 2016 IEEE Award

Dr. Michael Simmonds, co-founder of Quantum Design, received the IEEE Award for Continuing Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (Small Scale Applications) at this year's Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in Denver, Colorado. This award recognizes individuals for contributions in the field of applied superconductivity over a period of time (nominally more than twenty years) based on novel and innovative concepts proposed by the individual. Dr. Simmonds is recognized in part:

  • For his pioneering work in developing the revolutionary MPMS3 SQUID-VSM (SQUID based-Vibrating Sample Magnetometer).
  • For his design of a double-balanced SQUID which uses a symmetrical geometry to decouple the modulation and input coils.
  • For devising multiple methods of applying an AC bias to DC SQUIDs to greatly reduce low frequency noise, enabling their use in a wide variety of applications.
Dr. Simmonds, a long time resident of Bozeman Montana, donated the cash award to the Children's Museum of Bozeman. For more information about the IEEE Award, click here.
June 23, 2016
Quantum Design Hosts Tour for International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 19)
Quantum Design Hosts Tour for International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 19)

Quantum Design, a member of the Cryogenic Society of America (CSA), offered a private tour of its headquarters on June 23rd, to International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 19) attendees.  Dr. Martin Kugler, Chief Operating Officer of Quantum Design, led the tour of the manufacturing facilities for more than 30 participants from the conference.  During the tour attendees had the opportunity to learn of the latest developments in Quantum Design’s popular DynaCool, MPMS3 and VersaLab cryogen free platform offerings which now include "energy smart" Gifford-McMahon cryo-refrigerators and variable speed compressors.
June 2016
Quantum Design International Moves into New Headquarters
Quantum Design International Moves into New Headquarters

In June of this year, Quantum Design International moved its global headquarters to be closer to its manufacturing facilities thereby creating a new Quantum Design International campus. The new building (adding roughly 50,000 square feet of office, research and production space for a campus total of more than 100,000 square feet) allows QDI’s 200+ employees to be in the same location for the first time in more than 6 years. The move allows greater efficiency in development and manufacturing processes, as well as improving communication and team-building between departments. You can find our new corporate address on the Locations page.
January 19, 2016
Attendees of the January 2016 MMM-Intermag Conference
Quantum Design Hosts Tours for MMM-Intermag Conference

Quantum Design hosted tours for attendees of the MMM-Intermag Conference that was held in San Diego, California on January 11-15. The tours occurred on Thursday 1/14 and Friday 1/15. Visitors were shown the production and final test floors of Quantum Design’s manufacturing facility in San Diego and were then treated to an informal reception in the Quantum Design Applications Lab. Current research projects were presented and attendees had a chance to interact with Quantum Design engineers. Quantum Design would like to thank everyone who took this opportunity to visit us.
December 16, 2015
Attendees of the Big Ideas in Quantum Materials Workshop
Quantum Design Hosts Tour for Big Ideas Workshop

Quantum Design hosted a tour for attendees of the Big ideas in Quantum Materials Workshop that was held in La Jolla, California on December 14-17. The tour occurred on Wednesday, December 16th, and visitors were shown through the production and final test floors of Quantum Design’s manufacturing facility in San Diego. They were then treated to an informal reception where they were shown current research projects being developed and had a chance to interact with Quantum Design engineers. Quantum Design would like to thank everyone who took this opportunity to visit us.
June 1, 2015
Quantum Design Education Website
Quantum Design Announces New Website to Promote Science Education

Quantum Design believes in the importance of innovations for educating tomorrow's scientists and engineers, especially in the fields of condensed matter physics, chemistry and materials science. Our primary goal is to teach students how to preserve and foster their magical curiosity and to learn how to express it creatively. This new website is part of an initiative between QD and leading universities to develop a teaching curriculum that exploits simple and "uncluttered" leading edge technology to inspire students to learn in new and more meaningful ways. Its purpose is to encourage the development and sharing of measurement curricula using our wide range of measurement options along with our PPMS® VersaLab™ cryogenic platform. The teaching materials and sample experiments on this site are meant to provide instructors in physics and materials sciences readymade solutions to use in their undergraduate and beginning graduate classrooms and laboratories. Learn more about this initiative, or visit the Quantum Design Education website.
April 6, 2015
Greg DeGeller, President of Quantum Design; Jerry Sanders, President and CEO of the San Diego RegionalChamber of Commerce; Dave Schultz, CFO of Quantum Design; and Martin Kugler, COO of Quantum Design
Jerry Sanders visits Quantum Design on behalf of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Pictured, left to right:
Greg DeGeller, President of Quantum Design
Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dave Schultz, CFO of Quantum Design
Martin Kugler, COO of Quantum Design
November 5, 2014
Quantum Design  Supports UC San Diego Physics Students with $279,000 Gift.
Quantum Design Supports UC San Diego Physics Students with $279,000 Gift.

Physics majors at the University of California, San Diego will have the opportunity to gain experience and training on the same high-tech tools that industry researchers use, thanks to contributions from Quantum Design. The San Diego-based technology company—which has strong alumni ties to the campus—is providing in-kind and cash gifts to update and modernize measurement instruments, lab courses and instructional materials in the department of physics.

To read more about this exciting collaboration, click here.
To view images from the event along with the event program, click here.
May 19, 2014
Jerry Daviess, President and CEO of Quantum Design International
Jerry Daviess, CEO of
Quantum Design International
A short article on Quantum Design was featured in the Business Section of the San Diego Union Tribune. This profile contained a short history of Quantum Design and Quantum Design International, along with an interview with Jerry Daviess (CEO) and Greg DeGeller (President).
March 19, 2014
Gasworld Magazine Cover January 2014
A short article from Quantum Design titled "An Introduction to Helium Liquefiers" appears in the January 2014 issue of Gasworld Magazine. This article briefly summarizes "traditional" and "new generation" liquefier technology as well as new helium recovery systems now available for large and small laboratories.

To read a related article that appeared in the same issue about the possible softening in global demand for helium in the near future, click here.

June 25, 2010

Quantum Design Installs First PPMS® DynaCool™


Pictured: Dr. Marc Janoschek, a postdoctoral fellow in Professor M. Brian Maple’s research group, is the first member of the group to be trained on the DynaCool™.

May 13, 2010

Quantum Design Receives President's "E" Award for Excellence in Exporting


Pictured L to R: Francisco J. Sánchez, Under Secretary for International Trade, Dave Schultz, Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Design, Jerry Daviess, President of Quantum Design, and Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce.