Some of our cohorts have now graduated and have taken academic positions or pursuing careers in Industry. Find out more about them below:
Pragmatic Quantum Cryptography in Next-Generation Photonic Networks
Alasdair’s work on integrated photonics continued as a Photonic Design Engineer for KETS Quantum Security. He returned to QETLabs for a short postdoc, before receiving a QTEC Enterprise Fellowship, enabling him to explore commercialisation opportunities for ultra-sensitive optical detectors.
Sub-shot noise measurements via Kerr non-linearities
Euan is now a postdoc at University of Bristol. He has recently been awarded a 2 year EPRSC Doctoral Prize Fellowship supported by Dr Jonathan Matthews and covers experiments in silicon photonics as a specialised hardware platform for optical neural networks.
Nuclear spin control and manipulation in self-assembled quantum dots
Since graduating, Janna has been enjoying a new position as an optics engineer at Renishaw, a well-established engineering firm in Gloucestershire. She is working in the encoder products division, researching and building novel optical metrology devices.
Generating Optical Graph States
Jeremy will be starting work at the nanophonics and high-speed optical communications group at DTU in Copenhagen in February, working on hybrid integrated quantum photonics.
Superconducting Nanowire Single-photon Detectors: Integration onto linear optics chips and use in novel quantum information experiments
Mack has continued at QETLabs as a research associate to work on nanofabrication in the University clean room. This has enabled him to finish some work he started in his PhD, which will be submitted for publication soon. He is interested in continuing his work with silicon photonic devices, including devices to push towards dense integration on-chip for classical (such as optical switches) and quantum photonic applications. He is also interested in continuing to work on single-photon detectors.
Photonic Integration of Ion Microtrap Arrays
Matthew now holds a postdoctoral position in the Crystal Senko group at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo on a project to use the multiple energy levels in trapped ions to store higher-dimensional quantum information, attempting to realise quantum computing protocols with qudits instead of qubits. He is also helping to build a trapped ion quantum computer for the research community. To achieve such a platform will require a fully automated trapped ion experiment with remote access to low level controls, while restricting access to controls which could break the machine. Matthew’s work in the Senko group is building his skills in designing and running complex ultracold atom experiments, aiding his future research ambitions to develop novel and useful technologies with trapped ions.
The development of theoretical techniques to solve practical problems facing Linear Optical Quantum Computation
Since graduating Sam is pursuing a career as a Computational Architect with PSIQUANTUM LTD.
Verification and Characterisation of Quantum Devices
Sam is now working with PsiQ as a Quantum Architect
On the Quantum Information of Photons: Entanglement and Distinguishability in Linear Optics
Stasja is now working as a Quantum Software Researcher at Phasecraft in Bristol.
Quantum Illumination and the Invisible Rangefinder
Stefan's work during his PhD focused on broadband down-conversion sources for quantum rangefinding. Since his graduation he proceeded to become a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck, where he further pursues his interest in down-conversion. In Innsbruck Stefan is now working on photon pair sources in Gallium Arsenide waveguides.
Efficient Spin-Photon Interfaces for distributing entanglement
Joe is now a research associate in QETLabs on a British Council Institutional Links project. In the lab he is building a scalable solid state spin-photon quantum technology platform by encapsulating NV centres in silicon nitride.
Quantum metrology applications in optical imaging, with a concentration in bioimaging
Jason is now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Bristol until the summer of 2020, continuing work on high-power optical quantum metrology. Following this, he plans to work in the space sector developing optoelectronics systems for satellite communications.
Towards a Quantum Speedup via Applications and Architectures
Alex is now a Research Software Developer at Riverlane, a Cambridge-based startup working on algorithms for near-term quantum computers.
Advances in chip-based quantum key distribution
Henry has continued his interest in quantum photonic integration as a research engineer at imec. As part of a collaboration with the National University of Singapore, he is working towards developing the silicon photonics platform to enable quantum-secured networks.
Scanning magnetometry with single-spin sensors
Lucio is now a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, carrying on his work on nanoscale magnetometry with NV centres.