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Quantum Materials and Devices

The last century has been spent trying to understand the principles of quantum mechanics. The next century will be all about harnessing, controlling and using those principles for practical applications.

The fundamental study of quantum mechanical effects in basic materials, photonics, and electronic devices will underpin future paradigms such as quantum information processing, quantum cryptography, and future electronics.

Applying the principles of quantum mechanics and subjecting them to rigorous testing will continue to enhance our understanding of quantum materials and enable us to explore their potential uses, the limits of which are not yet known.

Our research explores the future potential of quantum materials and how their properties can be used. We aim for our work to be at the forefront of this exciting field and hope that it will have profound implications for the scientific community and our understanding of the universe.

Based within the excellent research facilities at the School of Physics and Astronomy, our staff are currently engaged in a number of ongoing research projects, as well as supporting the highly active postgraduate research activity in the School.

Academic staff

Professor Peter A R Ade

Professor Peter A R Ade

Astronomy Instrumentation Group

Email:
peter.ade@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4643
Professor Wolfgang Langbein

Professor Wolfgang Langbein

Head of Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
langbeinww@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0172
Dr Richard Lewis

Dr Richard Lewis

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies
National Teaching Fellow
Physics Education Research Group

Email:
lewisr54@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5433
Dr Stephen A Lynch

Dr Stephen A Lynch

Associate Dean of Research
College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
lynchsa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5315
Dr Egor Muljarov

Dr Egor Muljarov

Reader
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
mulyarove@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0175
Professor Peter M Smowton

Professor Peter M Smowton

Head of School, Physics and Astronomy
Managing Director, Institute for Compound Semiconductors
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
smowtonpm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5997
Professor Carole Tucker

Professor Carole Tucker

Astronomy Instrumentation Group

Email:
carole.tucker@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4144
Professor Oliver A Williams

Professor Oliver A Williams

Director of Research
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
williamso@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4978

Associated staff

Professor Peter Blood

Professor Peter Blood

Honorary Distinguished Professor

Email:
bloodp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4668
Dr David Hayes

Dr David Hayes

Research Associate
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
hayesd3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2082 0197
Dr Samuel Shutts

Dr Samuel Shutts

Research Associate
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
shuttss@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 22510267
Dr Rashmikant Sudiwala

Dr Rashmikant Sudiwala

Senior Research Associate
Astronomy Instrumentation Group

Email:
r.sudiwala@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5469