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2829 May 2014
Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Lancaster University's Quantum Technology Centre
Contact address
Dr Mark Rushforth
Gordon Manley Building,
Lancaster University
United Kingdom
+44 (0)7964 921 891


Lancaster University Quantum Technology Centre launch

Businesses and researchers with an interest in quantum technologies are invited to the launch of the first phase of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre.

The centre will build on Lancaster University's status as home to the UK's top-ranked physics department for research quality, will exploit the behaviour of matter at atomic/sub-atomic levels to create new products for computing, communications, measurement, medical diagnostic, and a range of technologically-disruptive applications.

Launch of the first phase
This phase will be officially launched on Wednesday 28th May from 4pm with key note speakers focusing on the importance of quantum technologies followed by a wine reception at an exhibition of Lancaster’s research expertise and companies working in this area.

An evening dinner with our Vice Chancellor and all speakers will provide an excellent networking opportunity for businesses working in quantum technology sector.

On Thursday May 29th a full day conference will feature a series of short talks from academia, the public sector, and industry (including Tyndall, e2v, NEC, Cryogenic, Aalto University, Aivon Oy, Nokia Research Centre, the Knowledge Transfer Network, and the NPL), and again provide excellent networking opportunities for delegates.

Posters outlining cutting-edge research being undertaken at Lancaster University will be mixed with a free opportunity for businesses to promote their organisation in an exhibition space used for all breakout sessions.

Network and meet:
Delegates on both days of the event will include representatives from local small and medium enterprises, large organisations, the public sector and academia. Delegates are invited to attend either one part or both the launch and the conference.

Agenda: Official Launch - Wednesday 28th May

16:00 - Arrivals and refreshments in exhibition

16:30 - Key note speakers

  • Welcome
  • Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice Chancellor
  • The Importance of Quantum Technologies
  • Professor David Delpy, Chair of the Quantum Tech Programme Strategic Advisory Board
  • Funding Innovation
  • Dr Lesley Thompson, Director, Sciences and Engineering at the EPSRC
  • Quantum Technology: And Industrial Perspective
  • Hermann Hauser CBE, Amedeus Capital Partners
  • The Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre
  • Professors Tony Krier and Yuri Pashkin, Directors of the Quantum Technology Centre

17:30 - Official opening and wine reception in exhibition

Conference - Thursday 29th May



09:15 Arrival and refreshments in exhibition

09:30 Welcome by Professor Tony Krier

9:40 Theme 1: Semiconductor Nanostructures and Quantum Devices

Prof. Colin Lambert, Lancaster University, Prof. Eoin O'Reilly, Tyndall Centre, Dr Manus Hayne, Lancaster University
Marc Saunders, e2v

10:35 Theme 2: Superconducting Quantum Circuits

Dr Tsai, Riken
Prof. Yuri Pashkin, Lancaster University
Dr Jeremy Good, Cryogenic Limited

11:15 Refreshments in exhibition

11:50 Theme 3: Quantum Technologies at ultra-low temperatures

Prof. Jukka Pekola, Aalto University
Prof. George Pickett, Lancaster University
Dr Leif Roschier, Aivon Oy

12:30 Networking lunch in exhibition

13:30 Take a guided tour of the Physics Department, including

New £4m class 100 clean room equipped with electron beam lithography, UV photolithography, inductively coupled plasma processing, thin-film deposition and plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition
New cryogen-free dilution refrigerator system
Ultra-low temperature facilities
Molecular beam epitaxial reactors for growth of nanostructures
Scanning probe and nanoscale microscopy characterisation facilities

14:00 Theme 4: Quantum Information

Dr Hongwei Li, Nokia Research Centre
Dr Robert Young, Lancaster University
Professor John Rarity, University of Bristol
Jonathan Abra, Knowledge Transfer Network

14:50 Refreshments in exhibition

15:30 Theme 5: Quantum Nanomechanics and 2D materials

Dr JT Janssen, NPL
Dr Leonid Ponomarenko, Lancaster University
Dr Oleg Kolosov, Lancaster University
Sebastian Hemmel NANORA

16:20 Closing thoughts by Professor Tony Krier