University College London Quantum Information

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University College London Quantum Information

University College London Quantum Information





About UCLQ

Progress in quantum technologies is at an exciting stage. Applications that harness the non-classical features of quantum mechanics to perform tasks hard or impossible with conventional technologies are now reaching beyond the laboratory into industrial development. Some of these, such as quantum cryptography and communication have already arrived in the marketplace, while others – such as quantum computation – remain a significant technological challenge, but all have the potential to bring revolutionary advances compared to their classical counterparts.

The UCL Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ), inaugurated in May 2014, serves to coordinate and support research across the university across a range of departments and disciplines, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research. The institute promotes engagement with quantum science and technology, both for the public and for end users, including a range of public events, a network of government and industry stakeholders, and research into the responsible innovation policies. Quantum science and technology harnesses the special properties of matter on tiny scales, going beyond the limits of classical physics and conventional technologies. It has potentially revolutionary applications in electronics, computer science, communications and many other important fields.


Industry Projects

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Project Title: Adiabatic Quantum Computation.

Technical Leads: Prof Gabriel Aeppli (ETHZ), Prof  Green (UCL), Prof Paul Warburton (UCL), Dr Darren Brock (Lockheed)

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Project Title: “CPP” devices for oxide spintronics applications.

Technical Leads: Prof Paul Warburton (UCL) & Dr Dean Edwards (CZ)

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Project Title: Integrated superconducting nanobridge fast readouts electronics for single photon detector arrays.

Technical Leads: Dr Ed Romans (UCL), Prof Robert Hadfield (Glasgow),
Dr Jane Ireland (NPL) (UCL), Darren Brock (LMCO)


Project Title: Atomic precision placement of arrays of dopant atoms in Si for future QIP applications.

Technical Leads: Dr Neil Curson & Dr Steven Schofield (UCL),
Dr John Randall & Dr James Owen (Zyvex Labs)


Project Title: MOS-compatible quantum bits in silicon.

Technical Leads: Prof John Morton (UCL), Dr Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba (Hitachi), Dr David Williams (Hitachi)

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Project Title: The origin of the quantum.

Technical Leads: Dr Alberto Ottolenghi (DNCA/UCL) & Dr Simone Severini (UCL)


Project Title: Anomaly detection.

Technical Leads: Dr Charles Poli (CQCL) & Dr Simone Severini (UCL)


Project Title: Optimization and basket analysis.

Technical Leads: Dr Marco Grimaldi (HarperColins) & Dr Simone Severini (UCL)

For more information please contact Dr. Tabasum Farzaneh (






UCLQ is located on UCL’s main Bloomsbury campus in the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a purpose-built facility on Gordon Street.

London Centre for Nanotechnology
17-19 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH
tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0604
fax: +44 (0)20 7679 0595