New Translational Quantum Technology studentship programme announced

Student working in lab

PhD Student Tadas Pyragius aligns a laser frequency doubling cavity; the light from which will be used to investigate methods to produce more precise interferometers which work beyond the standard quantum limit.

The UK National Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology is pleased to announce the launch of ten fully-funded studentships in developing and deploying atom-based quantum sensors in their new studentship programme.

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 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 quantum technology industry.

Please complete the short form below to find out more information about the programme:

Further information is also available on the University of Birmingham website.

Note:  Please apply for the MRes Translational Quantum Technology and indicate that you are interested in the full PhD studentship in your application.