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EPSRC Reference: EP/L015730/1
Title: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering
Principal Investigator: Barreto, Dr J
Other Investigators:
Linden, Professor N O'Brien, Professor JL Rarity, Professor J
McIntosh-Smith, Professor SN
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BAE Systems Boston University Cornell University
D Wave Systems Inc Defence Science & Tech Lab DSTL Ghent University
Google Harvard University Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Res
Hewlett Packard Inc IBM UK Ltd ID Quantique
Lumentum Massachusetts Institute of Technology Microsoft
NASA National Inst of Info & Comm Tech (NICT) National Institute of Informatics (NII)
National Physical Laboratory NPL Nokia Quintessence labs
Sandia National Laboratory Single quantum Stanford University
University of New South Wales University of Sydney
Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Bristol
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 April 2014 Ends: 23 September 2023 Value (£): 4,962,212
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optical Devices & Subsystems Quantum Optics & Information
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Communications
Electronics Information Technologies
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Oct 2013 EPSRC CDT 2013 Interviews Panel P Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
We aim to grow the world's leading centre for training in quantum engineering for the emerging quantum technology (QT) industry. We have designed this CDT in collaboration with a large number of academic and industry experts, and included as partners those who will add substantially to the training and cohort experience. Through this process a consistent picture of what industry wants in future quantum engineers emerged: people who can tackle the hardest intellectual challenges, recognising the end goal of their research, with an ability to move from fundamental physics towards the challenges of engineering and miniaturising practical systems, who understands the capabilities of other people (and why they are useful). Industry wants people with good decision-making, communication and management skills, with the ability to work across discipline boundaries (to a deadline and a budget!) and build interdisciplinary teams, with the ability to translate a problem from one domain to another. Relevant work experience, knowledge of entrepreneurship, industrial R&D operations and business practices are essential. By forming a hub of unrivalled international excellence in quantum information and photonics, surrounded by world-class expertise in all areas of underpinning science and technology and the scientific and technological application areas of QT, and a breadth of academic and industry partners, we will deliver a new type of training: quantum engineering. Bristol has exceptional international activity in the areas that surround the hub: from microelectronics and high performance computing to system engineering and quantum chemistry. The programme will be delivered in an innovative way-focussing particularly on cohort learning-and assessed by a variety of different means, some already in existence in Bristol. We believe that we are attempting something new and exciting that has the potential to attract and train the best students to ensure that the resulting capacity is world-class, thus providing real benefits to the UK economy.
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