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 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 Giacomo Ferranti
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering
Dr Giacomo Ferranti is an experimental physicist with significant experience in continuous-variables quantum photonics and shot-noise-limited photodetection. His work is aimed at developing monolithic photonic devices for continuous-variables quantum optics.
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:
Professor of Optical Communication Systems
Professor of Theoretical Physics in the School of Mathematics
Noah has made major contributions to quantum information theory and quantum computation, including work on the foundations of quantum computation, quantum computational architectures, non-locality and entanglement. For example, he rigorously established the role of multi-partite entanglement as a resource for quantum computational speed-up; provided widely used tools for the study of quantum non-locality; and provided significant new insights into quantum mechanical features of thermodynamics. He is currently Director of the Bristol Quantum Information Institute: the Institute is the umbrella organisation for all quantum information and technology activities in the University of Bristol, across the entire spectrum from theory, experiment and training to commercialisation.
Professor of Quantum Photonics
Professor of Quantum Computation
Ashley has worked in the field of quantum computing for almost 20 years, specialising in the design of quantum algorithms and other aspects of the theory of quantum computation. He is co-founder of the quantum software startup Phasecraft, whose goal is to get the most out of near-term quantum computers.
Krishna Coimbatore Balram
Associate Professor in Photonic Quantum Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Previous PhD supervisors
Alastair Sinclair, Principle Research Scientist, NPL
Anthony Laing, Associate Professor in Physics, University of Bristol
Chris Erven, Honorary Lecturer, 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 Quantum Communication Technologies, 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