Manchester professor to co-lead new Network in materials for quantum technologies

The Network aims to ensure that the world-leading UK materials research base, the existing National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), and the developing quantum industry base are brought together in a UK-wide coordinated effort.

This community-driven proposal was supported by 100 researchers from over 25 universities along with the four NQTP Hubs, the National Physical Laboratory, the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and industry representatives. It will enable effective engagement between these key stakeholders, ensure that underpinning materials challenges are understood, and define pathways to identified solutions, thereby giving strategic direction to research investments that will deliver a future quantum economy within the UK.

The Network will be led by Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the Department of Materials at Imperial College London, and Professor Richard Curry, Vice-Dean for Research & Innovation in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at The University of Manchester. A strategic advisory board will be chaired by Professor Rachel Oliver from the University of Cambridge.

Professor Curry said This Network will bridge the gap between the major investments in the NQTP and the Henry Royce Institute and help to secure the UK’s future competitiveness in quantum technologies.” Read more