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We are pleased to host two distinguished visitors from Japan this week!

Left: Professor Akira Fujimaki  from the University of Nagoya gave a fascinating overview of superconducting digital electronics in his seminar on Monday.

Right: Dr Mastaka Ohkubo of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) at Tsukuba visited us today and shared his expert knowledge of superconducting detectors for mass spectrometry.   He was impressed to see our miniature 4 K cooler demonstrator!


Pleased to announce we will be hosting the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity in Glasgow in September 2019.   We look forward to welcoming colleagues in the field from all over the world to Scotland!


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

Interested candidates should send a CV to Professor Robert Hadfield ( or Dr Alessandro Casaburi (

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

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Quantum Sensors Group:

Konstantinos Tsmivrakidis has joined us to carry out PhD research on singlet oxygen luminescence detection with superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.  Working with partners in Canada and the US, and supported by the European Research Council, we hope to provide accurate dosimetry for laser cancer treatment.


Jonathan Collins will carry out his PhD research on new readout schemes for superconducting nanowire single-photon detector arrays.  He will work under the supervision of Dr Alessandro Casaburi in Glasgow and Dr Jane Ireland at the UK National Physical Laboratory, through the QUANTIC industrial PhD studentship scheme.


We are very happy to welcome two visitors to Glasgow this month:

Dr Roberto Cristiano (left) and Saptarshi Chaudhuri (right).




Roberto is a senior member of the CNR-SPIN Institute in Naples, Italy.

Saptarshi is a PhD research student with Professor Kent Irwin at Stanford University, USA.

Saptarshi’s visit is enabled by the SU2P Science Bridges Programme.

The Quantum Sensors group welcomes two new members:

Dr Jain Li has joined the group from Aalto University in Finland.  Jian brings cutting-edge expertise in nanofabrication, low temperature measurements and quantum information science.


Dr Chandra Mouli Natarajan returns to Scotland after two highly successful years at Stanford University, USA as a SU2P Science Bridges Entrepreneurial Fellow.  Chandra brings skills in quantum optics and advanced photon counting technologies.


We have taken delivery of a state-of-the-art sputter deposition tool for superconducting thin films.  This tool allows superconducting thin film deposition across 6″ (150 mm) wafers and will underpin our efforts to create next generation superconducting single photon detectors.

James Watt Nanofabrication Centre



Pictured: Archan and Alessandro inspecting the new system