By harnessing fundamental features of quantum mechanics—such as superposition and entanglement—quantum sensors offer new frontiers for detecting quantities ranging from magnetic and electric fields to strain and temperature. These systems offer wide-ranging applications ranging from magnetic resonance imaging at the nanoscale, to quantum-enhanced biosensing.
This project seeks to demonstrate a new quantum sensing platform based on electronic spins in luminescent molecules, enabling robust quantum states to be harnessed in a versatile and widely deployable molecular architecture. Through this multidisciplinary effort you will carry out range of activities including cryogenic optical spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, quantum-mechanical simulations, and you will have access to the state-of-the-art James Watt Nanofabrication Centre. This project will enable you to acquire a broad set of skills spanning quantum control, quantum optics, high-frequency electronics, and nanofabrication, and ultimately contribute to the development of a novel class of quantum probes.
Application details & further information
We are committed to fostering and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and promoting a supportive and flexible working environment in all our activities. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from under-represented groups.
Applicants should ideally possess a degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Electronic Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline.
Further details on the application procedure and funding (available through EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards) are available at:
and the application portal is:
Please also see https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ for a list of additional scholarship opportunities, including the James McCune Smith PhD Scholarships for Black UK domiciled students.
For more information, please see our Quantum Optospintronics Group website, and contact Dr Sam Bayliss for informal enquiries