The core staff within Bristol’s QECDT have been hand-picked for their research excellence as well as their ability to communicate that knowledge to others in a practical setting.
The management team
Dr Jorge Barreto
With a background in physics, Dr. Barreto has a broad experience in silicon fabrication technologies, and more recently systems integration. His work aims to establish the feasibility limits of quantum platforms using currently available technologies.
Dr Dara McCutcheon
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering
Dr Dara McCutcheon is a theoretical physicist specialising in open quantum systems and the quantum optics of solid-state and molecular emitters in photonic structures. His research aims to design and develop sources of non-classical light for uses in photonic quantum information applications.
Dr Jon Pugh
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering
Dr Pugh has a background in both Physics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He brings considerable experience in photonic simulation and nanophotonic device design. His research interests include the design and fabrication of photonic devices in III-Nitride semiconductors, and microfluidic based devices that utilise fluorescence for disease detection and diagnostics.
Dr Andrew Collins
Industry Engagement Manager
Dr Collins is experienced at working between industry and academia has a scientific background in nanoscience. He is involved in the development and training of quantum engineering start-ups through the QTEC programme and the Quantum Technology Innovation Centre. He is also a visiting professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan and a Catapult Connected Places Business Fellow.
Sorrel comes to the CDT from the Student Funding office where she has managed postgraduate funding for the University for 15 years. After obtaining her degree, she spent 5 years living in London before returning to her home city of Bristol.
Lin provides administrative support for the Centre's students and staff as well as being first port of call for enquiries. Lin is also Executive Assistant to Professor Mark Thompson.
The core academic team
Supported by numerous supervisors from the University of Bristol as well as a wider group of industrial external partners, the core team within the QECDT covers the key disciplines of engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science:
John Rarity, Professor of Optical Communication Systems
Ruth Oulton, Professor of Quantum Photonics
Ashley Montanaro, Professor of Quantum Computation
Krishna Coimbatore Balram, Associate Professor in Photonic Quantum Engineering
David May, Professor of Computer Science
Previous PhD supervisors
Alastair Sinclair, Principle Research Scientist, NPL
Anthony Laing, Associate Professor in Physics, University of Bristol
Chris Erven, Lecturer in Quantum Engineering, University of Bristol
Colin Campbell, Reader in Mathematics for Information Technology, University of Bristol
Daryl Beggs, Lecturer at the University of Cardiff, University of Cardiff
Dylan Mahler, Experimental Physicist, Xanadu
Edmund Harbord, Lecturer in Optical Communications & Networks, University of Bristol
Eleanor Rieffel, Senior Research Scientist and QuAIL Lead, NASA Ames Research Center
Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba, Senior Research Scientist, Hitatchi Cambridge Laboratory
Jonas Rademacker, Professor of Physics, University of Bristol
Jonathan Matthews, Associate Professor in Quantum Technology, University of Bristol
Josh Nunn, Reader, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, University of Bath
Josh Silverstone, Senor Research Associate, University of Bristol
Kenneth McEwan, DSTL
Mark Thompson, CTO, PsiQuantum
Mete Atature, Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Paul Skrzypczyk, Royal Society Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Bristol
Rafaele Santagati, Quantum Computing Scientist, Boringer Ingelheim
Roger Colbeck, Professor, University of York
Tony Short, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
Will McCutcheon, Research Associate, Heriot Watt
Winfried Hensinger, Professor, University of Sussex