The following projects, having been approved by the CQD CDT research committee and the advisory board are now available for the eighth cohort of the CQD students. The students are expected to select their best three choices and present them to the Directors. In most cases the students are allocated their first choices or, second or third, where it may not be practically possible to allocate the first choice. Great care is taken to make sure that the allocation is made in the best interest of the students.

For some guidance, the name of the lead supervisor and the institution where the student will be based has been highlighted.  In cases where either or both of them is not indicated, an update will be provided later. 

Available Projects for Cohort 8

Project Title

Supervisors

Supervisor's Institution

Quantum control, multi-dimensional laser-induced mass spectrometry biomolecules

Marina Edelson-Averbukh, Jon Marangos, Vitali Averbukh, Leszek Frasinski, Serguei Patchkovskii

Imperial College & MBI, Berlin

Towards edge states in Optical Quasicrystals

Ryan Barnett, Ulrich Schneider

Imperial College & Cambridge

Nano-cavity coupling of cold dye molecules

Alex Clark, Ed Hinds

Imperial College

Microcavity molecular photon sources

Alex Clark, Kyle Major, Ed Hinds

Imperial College

Stopped-light quantum electrodynamics (QED)

Ortwin Hess, Myungshik Kim, Tommaso Tufarelli

Imperial College &  Nottingham

Atomic Quantum Engines in Optical Tweezers

Ed Hinds, Giovanni Barontini

Imperial College & Birmingham

A quantum thermal machine

Myungshik Kim, Gerard Milburn

Imperial College

Levitating nanodiamonds containing spins to test the limits of the quantum superposition principle

Myungshik Kim, Gavin Morley

Imperial College & Warwick

Detecting photons with Rydberg atoms

Myungshik Kim, Josh Nunn

Imperial College & Bath

Topological quantum matter and computation with parafermions

Myungshik Kim, Zlatko Papic

Imperial College & Leeds)

Measurement Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution

Myungshik Kim, Andrew Shields

Imperial College & Toshiba Research Europe Ltd) 

Semiconductor Devices for Entangled Light Generation

Myungshik Kim, Andrew Shields

Imperial College & Toshiba Research Europe Ltd) 

Semiconductor Quantum Information Processing

Myungshik Kim, Andrew Shields

Imperial College & Toshiba Research Europe Ltd) 

Cavity Optomechanics – From Quantum Foundations to Quantum Technologies

Myungshik Kim, Michael Vanner, Ian Walmsley

Imperial College & Oxford

Quantum information processing with single-photon guns

Myungshik Kim, Vlatko Vedral, Robert Taylor

Imperial College & Oxford

Quantum Enhanced Sensing

Myungshik Kim, Ian Walmsley

Imperial College & Oxford

Quantum Memories at Room-Temperature

Myungshik Kim, Ian Walmsley, Dylan Saunders

Imperial College & Oxford

Frontiers of time-resolved spectroscopy and application to quantum dynamics of excitons

Jon Marangos, John Tisch, Misha Ivanov, Vitali Averbukh, Artem Bakulin

Imperial College

Quantum dynamics in molecules controlled at a conical intersection

Jon Marangos, John Tisch, Mike Bearpark, Misha Ivanov

Imperial College

Optimal control in atom interferometry

Florian Mintert, Kai Bongs

Imperial College & Birmingham

Getting topologically protected qubits to work

Florian Mintert, Daniel Burgarth

Imperial College & Aberystwyth

Modeling quantum effects in photosynthetic charge separation

Florian Mintert, Arend Dijkstra

Imperial College & Leeds

Quantum simulations with trapped ions

Florian Mintert, Winfried Hensinger

Imperial College &  Sussex

Trapped-ion quantum logic with global radiation fields

Florian Mintert, Winfried Hensinger

Imperial College &  Sussex

Measurement based entanglement of atomic ions

Florian Mintert, Matthias Keller

Imperial College &  Sussex

Hamiltonian Quantum Computing

Florian Mintert, Viv Kendon

Imperial College &  Durham

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems in the strong-coupling regime

Florian Mintert, Ahsan Nazir

Imperial College &  Manchester

Optimal control of trapped ions theory

Richard Thompson, Florian Mintert

Imperial College

Collision of Light in Ultra-High-Q Microresonators

Mark Oxborrow, Pascal Del’Haye, Patrick Gill

Imperial College &  NPL

Quantum engineering in optical lattice clocks

Ben Sauer, Ian Hill, Patrick Gill

Imperial College &  NPL

Cooling complex molecules for quantum interferometry and measurements of parity violation in chiral molecules

Mike Tarbutt , Joe Cotter

Imperial College

An ultracold gas of CsYb molecules in an optical lattice: A toolbox for quantum simulation

Mike Tarbutt, Simon Cornish

Imperial College &  Durham

Assembling a quantum simulator molecule by molecule

Mike Tarbutt , Ben Sauer

Imperial College

Molecule chips

Mike Tarbutt , Ben Sauer

Imperial College

Ultracold YbF molecules for measuring the electron electric dipole moment

MikeTarbutt, Ben Sauer

Imperial College

Momentum-State Quantum Computer

Richard Thompson, Tim Freegarde

Imperial College & Southampton

Linear ion traps for optical atomic clocks

Richard Thompson, Rachel Godun

Imperial College & NPL

Search for changes of fundamental constants

Richard Thompson, Mathias Keller

Imperial College & Sussex

Ion Trap Quantum Technology for Quantum Computing & Networking

Richard Thompson, David Lucas

Imperial College & Oxford

Optimal control of trapped ions experiment

Richard Thompson, Florian Mintert

Imperial College

Quantum Physics with trapped electrons

Richard Thompson, Jose Verdu

Imperial College & Sussex

Quantum control of matter using ultrafast synthesised light fields

John Tisch, Jon Marangos

Imperial College

Quantum dynamics at surfaces on attosecond timescales

John Tisch, Jon Marangos

Imperial College

Mid-infrared quantum imaging with undetected visible photons

Chris Phillips, Rupert Oulton

Imperial College