Quantum Sensors group researcher Archan Banerjee successfully passed his PhD viva this week – congratulations Archan!

Over the past 3 years Archan has optimised growth of several key superconducting thin film materials using our dedicated sputter system in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.



Just published in Superconductor Science and Technology: a new study of amorphous superconducting materials for single photon detection in collaboration with colleagues in Glasgow and Cambridge.

Archan Banerjee et al. Characterization of amorphous molybdenum silicide (MoSi) thin films and nanowires Superconductor Science and Technology 30 084010 (2017)

Open Access article

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Several Quantum Sensors group members attended the International Superconductive Electronics Conference (ISEC 2017) in Sorrento,  Italy. Robert Hadfield gave a Keynote talk on infrared single photon detection with superconducting nanowires, Alessandro Casaburi presented new results on superconducting stripline detectors for mass spectrometry and Kleanthis Erotokritou presented progress on MoSi nanowires for integrated quantum photonics.

ISEC 2017


Rob Kirkwood has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

He pioneered fabrication of superconducting detectors integrated with GaAs waveguide circuits here in Glasgow, as part of a major collaboration with the University of Sheffield.  He also completed a highly successful internship at NICT Japan.  He is starting a new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the UK National Physical laboratory, developing and benchmarking emerging technologies for quantum communications.  We wish him every success!

Quantum Sensors group member Kleanthis Erotokritou is spending three months as a research intern at NICT Kobe Japan.  He is working with Dr Shigehito Miki on advanced superconducting single photon detector fabrication.


NICT – National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Kleanthis Erotokritou photos on Instagram

P. Sibson et al. Chip-based quantum key distribution Nature Communications 8 13984 (2017)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Bristol (UK) and NICT (Japan)

Link to Open Access paper

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T. Yamashita et al. Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with non-periodic dielectric multilayers Scientific Reports 6 35240 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with NICT (Japan)

Link to Open Access paper


M. M. Kim et al. A Comparison of Singlet Oxygen Explicit Dosimetry (SOED) and Singlet Oxygen Luminescence Dosimetry (SOLD) for Photofrin-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy Cancers 8 (12) 109 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto (Canada) and Heriot-Watt University (UK)

Link to Open Access Paper


R. Al-Khuzheyri et al. Resonance fluorescence from a telecom wavelength quantum dot Applied Physics Letters 109 163104 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe (UK)

Link to Open Access paper


The following PhD projects are available in the Quantum Sensors group for October 2017

Interested candidates should send a CV to Professor Robert Hadfield (robert.hadfield@glasgow.ac.uk) or Dr Alessandro Casaburi (alessandro.casaburi@glasgow.ac.uk)

The deadline for full applications for PhD scholarships within the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is 15th February 2016.

More information on PhD application procedure