(UofSheffield) The University of Sheffield has launched a new research centre, the Sheffield Quantum Centre, to revolutionise computing, communication, sensing and imaging technologies. The Sheffield Quantum Centre will develop materials, devices and information technology protocols with unprecedented capabilities and performance
The new research centre will include £2.1 million Quantum Technology Capital equipment capable of growing state-of-the-art semiconductor materials. Research into quantum technologies is a high priority area for the UK, with northern universities playing a significant role in their development. The UK government has invested heavily in quantum research as part of a national programme and has committed £1 billion in funding over 10 years.
Led by the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science, the Sheffield Quantum Centre will join a group of northern universities that are playing a significant role in the development of quantum technologies. The University of Sheffield has a strong presence in quantum research with world leading capabilities in crystal growth, nanometre scale device fabrication and device physics research. A spin-out company has already been formed to help commercialise research, with another in preparation.