Project. The access to safe drinking water is a pre-requisite to human health and sustainable social and economic development. According to the World Health Organization, 800 million people across the world lack safe drinking water and 600 million of them are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Modern day society needs require energy savings and decarbonisation of the built environment. Alternative and renewable energy sources are becoming more attractive and new ways for energy harvesting are explored.
One of the most fascinating states of matter is the charge density wave (CDW) condensate. It has been observed in a diverse range of materials, including 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), cuprate superconductors, and metal-oxides .
If we could induce a strong interaction between photons (mediated by atoms), this would allow the implementation of quantum logic operations at room temperature, opening the way to scalable (cryogenics-free) quantum computing.
Lead supervisor. Dr Tamas Szekely, Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, email. [email protected] Co-supervisors. (1) Dr Ben Ashby, Dept of Mathematics, (2) Dr Richard James, Dept of Physics.