Reader of Quantum Information, Lancaster University

My primary focus throughout my research has been on the nascent field of Quantum Information Processing. Currently quantum cryptography, the exploitation of the laws of quantum mechanics to guarantee secure communication, is the only commercial QIP application to exploit individual quanta. In this regard QIP is little more developed than digital communication was following the invention of Morse code. I think that QIP will change the role of information in our lives, in much the same way that digital information has.

Please visit www.QOpto.com for more information and a full list of my publications.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Royal Society Research Fellow, Lancaster University
  • 2016–present
    Reader of Quantum Information, Lancaster University
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct professor, UESTC (Chengdu, China)

Education

  • 2006 
    Cambridge University, PhD
  • 2002 
    Oxford University, MPhys

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Pixel detectors for ionising radiation
    Role:
    Co-I
    Funding Source:
    Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • 2016
    Atomically unique physically unclonable functions
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • 2012
    GaSb quantum dots for a room-temperature light-matter interface
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    The Royal Society

Honours

Royal Society Research Fellow