Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies


Dr Jacob DunninghamProfessor Jacob Dunningham

Deputy Director of the Centre

Jacob Dunningham is interested in quantum technologies with a particular emphasis on quantum metrology, sensing, and imaging.  His research looks into innovative ways of creating and using entanglement in practical schemes as well as developing theoretical tools for studying these systems.

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Dr Claudia EberleinProfessor Claudia Eberlein

Claudia Eberlein works on Quantum Electrodynamics near surfaces: in particular she works on atoms, electrons and cold matter interacting with material and dielectric surfaces.

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Professor Barry GarrawayProfessor Barry Garraway

Barry Garraway is working on the physics of trapping and manipulating cold atoms in rings and loops, for rotation sensing, and in lattices, for quantum information processing. He is also using quantum optics for the study of photonic quantum logic.

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Dr Winfried HensingerProfessor Winfried Hensinger

Director of the Centre

Winfried Hensinger heads the Ion Quantum Technology group. His group develops quantum computers, quantum simulators and portable quantum sensors using trapped ions. The group works on the construction of a prototype quantum computer at the University of Sussex and they develop integrated ion trap microchips for quantum computers, simulators and sensors.

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Ion Quantum Technology Group

Dr Matthias KellerDoctor Matthias Keller

Matthias Keller is studying single ions and photons, with the aim to develop new quantum technologies such as interfaces for the quantum internet and quantum computers.  He also investigates quantum mechanical effects on chemical reaction dynamics.

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Ion Trap Cavity-QED & Molecular Physics (ITCM) Group

Dr Matthias KellerProfessor Peter Krueger

Peter Krueger is a Research Professor of Experimental Physics and leads the Quantum Sensing and Ultracold Gases Group.

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Quantum Sensing and Ultracold Gases Group

Doctor Fedja OrucevicDoctor Fedja Orucevic

Doctor Fedja Orucevic is working in the field of Ultracold Atoms. The focus of his research is to bridge fundamental and applied aspects of quantum gases and develop a new generation of sensors that exploit the properties of quantum physics to achieve better sensitivities, accuracies and resolutions.

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Quantum Sensing and Ultracold Gases Group

Dr Alessia PasquaziDoctor Alessia Pasquazi

Alessia Pasquazi is working on ultrafast photonics in nonlinear engineered devices, including nonlinear lattices,  microcavities and a new generation of mode-locked  lasers. Her research aims to develop compact optical clocks that can be used for a new generation of quantum sensors.

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Dr Marco PecciantiDoctor Marco Peccianti

Marco Peccianti is working in nonlinear optics, with interests in: solitons and nonlinear wave dynamics in soft matter and integrated devices, manipulation of THz waves, and sub-wavelength micro and nano-imaging systems also based on approaches common to quantum optics. He also works on the miniaturization of optical frequency combs for the development of compact quantum atomic clocks. 

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Dr Diego PorrasDoctor Diego Porras

Diego Porras works on applications of atomic and quantum optical systems in the quantum simulation of Condensed Matter physics.  Also, on the generation of quantum many-body states of light and matter with applications in quantum information and quantum metrology.

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Doctor Jose Verdu Galliana

Jose Verdu is developing new devices for mass measurement and novel surface trap technology for trapping electrons. The electrons can be cooled down to the ground state and they can be coherently coupled to microwave quantum circuits and used for implementing quantum gates and quantum memories.

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