UK National Quantum Technologies Programme

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The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology

The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology’s objective is to produce quantum sensors that outperform existing classical devices. Our sensors will measure rotation, gravity, magnetic fields, light and time.

They will be translated into new applications in areas such as medical imaging and brain diagnostics, locating pipes and detecting leaks, archaeological surveying, navigation, assessing rail tracks, network timing, detecting sinkholes and groundwater and space missions. Key to the success of these technologies is working jointly with industry to support the development of smaller, lighter and cheaper components to make quantum devices a commercially viable reality. The resulting sensors will have improved sensitivity at a fraction of the cost, weight, size and power consumption of existing devices.

The UK is well placed to be a leader in the new quantum technology industry and to control a significant share of the future market. This requires a new generation of quantum engineers, specialists who are familiar with multi-disciplinary and systems-based approaches. Such individuals will also need to possess the right business skills, and be able to adapt to new jobs and roles in this emerging industry.
 
The UK National Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology currently has 20 fully-funded studentships in developing and deploying atom-based quantum sensors in their studentship programme.
 
The PhD programme offers a unique opportunity for students to undertake research in a multi-disciplinary environment between science, engineering and industry. Students will have the advantage of participating in both the technology translation and applied research activities carried out within the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology. They will also gain from the educational programmes offered by the University of Birmingham’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
 
The PhD programme consists of a one-year MRes carried out at the University of Birmingham and a three-year PhD project in one of the Hub’s partner universities – Birmingham, Durham, Glasgow, Nottingham, Southampton, Southampton, Strathclyde, and Sussex.
 
This programme will enable students to acquire translational skills, including specific skills of relevance to the emerging quantum technology industry.  It aims to

  • develop research and technological skills, and knowledge of research methods applicable to quantum technology-related research;
  • increase awareness of state-of-the-art developments in quantum technology;
  • develop the understanding necessary to identify new and emerging research needs in the emerging quantum technology industry; and develop the knowledge and skills required to independently undertake a significant research project of relevance to the

 

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    The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology

    Projects | 16 May 2017

    The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology’s objective is to produce quantum sensors that outperform existing classical devices. Our sensors will measure rotation, gravity, magnetic fields, light and time.

  • Quantic

    QuantIC

    Projects | 16 May 2017

    QuantiC is the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging and brings together more than 120 full time researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Warwick, Oxford and Strathclyde and over 30 industry partners in a collaborative venture to revolutionise imaging across industrial, scientific and consumer markets.

  • NQTI

    Networked Quantum Information Technologies

    Projects | 16 May 2017

    The NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies) Hub, is part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme.

  • Quantum Communications Hub

    Quantum Communications Hub

    Projects | 16 May 2017

    The Quantum Communications Hub, part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, is delivering new quantum technologies for secure data applications in commercial, consumer, defence and government markets.

  • Studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs

    Webinars | 9 May 2017

    Webinar presented by Professor Kai Bongs, Director, UK Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology, Professor Miles Padgett, Principal Investigator, QuantIC, Professor Ian Walmsley, Director, NQIT, Professor Tim Spiller, Director, Quantum Communications Hub