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Alessandro Fedrizzi

Professor of Physics, Heriot-Watt University

My research focuses on the development of photonic quantum technology and its application to experimental quantum information processing—from foundational research to quantum communication, computation and metrology. Quantum technology is now on the brink of delivering devices that can surpass the capabilities of their classical counterparts. Photonics plays a key role in this quantum revolution, providing a scalable quantum processing platform in its own right, but also due to its unique ability to coherently connect other physical architectures. My goal is to drive all facets of this development, from improving primary photonic capabilities to creating scalable hybrid quantum systems.


  • 2015–present
    Professor of Physics, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2013–2015
    DECRA Fellow , University of Queensland
  • 2008–2012
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Queensland