Jeremy O’Brien Bristol University

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Jeremy O’Brien Bristol University

Professor Jeremy O'Brien

Professor Jeremy O’Brien

Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, Director CQP

Area of research

Photonic Quantum Technologies

HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL

Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB

+44 (0) 117 3940024

Jeremy O’Brien is the director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) at the University of Bristol. CQP’s efforts are focused on the fundamental and applied quantum mechanics at the heart of quantum information science and technology, ranging from prototypes for scalable quantum computing to generalised quantum measurements, quantum control, and quantum metrology. He received his PhD in physics from the University of New South Wales in 2002 for experimental work on correlated and confined electrons in organic conductors, superconductors and semiconductor nanostructures, as well as progress towards the fabrication of a phosphorus in silicon quantum computer. As a research fellow at the University of Queensland (2001-2006) he worked on quantum optics and quantum information science with single photons. He is currently Professor in Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bristol.


  • nanostructures
  • physics
  • information science and quantum technology