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 Peter Turner
Dr Turner brings his training in mathematics and physics to bear on a wide range of research interests in quantum information theory, as well as bringing years of experience teaching and supervising excellent students from diverse international backgrounds in Canada and Japan.
Dr Jorge Barreto
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering
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 Dondu Sahin
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering (on Maternity leave)
Dr Sahin is an experimental Physicist and her expertise is on waveguide-integrated superconducting single photon detectors on silicon. Her research aims to develop large-scale integrated superconducting detectors as well as high-extinction on-chip filters operating at cryogenic temperatures. She has extensive experience in processing nano/micro devices in cleanroom.
Dr Jon Pugh
Lecturer in Quantum Engineering (Maternity cover)
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. He is covering Dr Sahin’s maternity leave into 2020.
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.
CDT Manager (on Maternity leave)
Becky is responsible for the administrative running of the CDT, providing input into and delivering all aspects of the Centre's strategy and development. She has a background in events management and years of experience working with CDTs in Physical Sciences.
CDT Manager (Maternity cover)
Sorrel comes to the CDT on secondment from the Student Funding office where she has managed postgraduate funding for the University for 15 years. She is covering Becky's maternity leave until summer 2020. 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
Noah Linden, Professor of Theoretical Physics
Ashley Montanaro, Reader in Quantum Computation
Krishna Coimbatore Balram, Associate Professor in Photonic Quantum Engineering
David May, Professor of Computer Science
Previous PhD supervisors
Alasdair Sinclair, 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, Condensed Matter and Photonics Group, University of Cardiff
Dylan Mahler, 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, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, University of Bath
Josh Silverstone, Senor Research Associate, University of Bristol
Kenneth McEwan, DSTL
Mark Thompson, Professor in Quantum Photonics
Mete Atature, Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Paul Skrzypczyk, Royal Society Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Bristol
Rafaele Santagati, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol
Roger Colbeck, University of York
Tony Short, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
Will McCutcheon, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol