Some of our cohorts have now graduated and have taken academic positions or pursuing careers in Industry. Find out more about them below:
Dr Alasdair Price
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.
Dr Euan Allen
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.
Dr Janna Hinchliff
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.
Dr Jeremy Adcock
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.
Dr Mack Johnson
Low Q-Factor Silicon Photonic Cavities for Optical Filtering and single-photo detection
Since graduating, Mack pursued a three month postdoc in QETLabs to refine and publish results from his PhD. Today, Mack works as a Researcher at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. Mack is working on a project which forms part of the disruptive technologies innovation fund (DTIF). One of these DTIF projects involves the integration of quantum dots with silicon photonics. In addition to this, Mack is working in the integrated photonics group led by Professor Frank Peters on III-V devices for classical photonics applications.
Dr Matthew Day
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.
Dr Sam Morley-Short
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.
Dr Sam Pallister
Verification and Validation of Quantum Systems
Sam is now working with PsiQ as a Quantum Architect
Dr Stasja Stanisic
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.
Dr Stefan Frick
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.
Dr Joe Smith
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.
Dr Jason Mueller
High-power, visible-wavelength twin-beam correlations from four-wave mixing
Following a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Bristol, Jason is now pursuing a career as an optical design engineer at mBryonics, building the next generation of communications satellites.
Dr Alex Moylett
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.
Dr Lucio Stefan
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.
Dr Lawrence Rosenfeld
Mid-Infrared Quantum Optics in Silicon
Lawrence is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol. He works on integrated quantum key distribution and mid-infrared quantum enhanced gas sensing as part of the Quantum Communications and QuantIC Imaging Hubs.
Dr Samuel Holder
Quantum in Molecular Aggregates
Sam is now working as a data scientist for NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, analysing the vast amount of information available around healthcare in Cheshire, with a particular emphasis on introducing machine learning techniques and predictive models.
Dr Geraint Gough
Development of a fabrication processes toward integrated photonics in III-V semiconductors - GaP and GaN
After completing his work for his thesis Geraint worked as a Process Engineer at Newport Wafer Fab. While he still works for them, he is now a Programme Engineer.
Dr Martin Nicolle
Realisation of an atom frequency comb quantum memory in diamond
Martin studied Physics at Imperial College London, graduating in 2015 with first class MSci degree. Having come from France to study in the UK originally out of an interest in Laser Science, he gradually saw his interests shift slowly to light-matter interaction in general, and in particular within the context of Quantum Technologies. Martin enjoyed his Master's project under Dr Florian Mintert, working on the optimal control of atomic three-level lambda systems. His interests are focused around the coherent control of quantum systems, and the interactions between photons and matter qubits. On the side, he enjoys playing table tennis and the piano, and a never-ending search for good food.
Dr Brian Flynn
Quantum Hamiltonian Learning as a bridge from ideal physical models to real experiments
As a member of cohort 3 of the QECDT, Brian worked on machine learning methods for the characterisation of quantum systems. He developed the algorithm and software of the Quantum Model Learning Agent. Brian now works as a Quantum Software Researcher for Phasecraft, developing software for novel applications on near term quantum devices.
Dr João Fernando Doriguello
Quantum Communication Complexity
João is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in the National University of Singapore, mainly on quantum communication complexity, Boolean analysis and quantum finance.
Dr Max Wilson
Design of Programming Strategies in Quantum Annealing for Machine Learning and Optimisation Problems
Max is now working as a Postdoctoral researcher for the Technical University of Denmark.
Dr George Atkinson
Sub-shot noise quantum metrology with squeezed light
George is working at Renishaw in Gloucestershire and is researching and designing optical metrology devices.
Dr Jorge Monroy Ruz
Integrated Nanodiamond Photonic Circuits
Jorge has a postdoctoral research associate position with the University of Bristol working on the development of scalable spin-photon interfaces based on spin defects in diamond and piezoelectric micro-resonators.
Dr Rachel Chadwick
Hybrid discrete/continuous variables boson sampling with the inclusion of quantum memories
Rachel will be moving to a new role as Quantum Computing Researcher at Xanadu Quantum Technologies in Toronto
Dr Konstantina Koteva
Quantum Lagrangian Learning
Konstantina is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Institut Néel, CNRS in Grenoble, France, where she will focus on quantum thermodynamics in effort to estimate energetic resource cost for realistic quantum computing platforms utilising spin qubits.
Dr Ross Wakefield
Simulating Models on the boundary of quantum physics
Ross now has a position with Duality as a Quantum Architect
Variational quantum eigensolvers for the Hubbard Model
Lana is now working as a Quantum Software Researcher for Phasecraft in Bristol, where she is developing algorithms and applications for near-term quantum computers.