Conference Committee

Prof. Richard Curry
University of Manchester ICANS30 Chair

Richard Curry is Vice-Dean Research and Innovation within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is also a National Research Area Lead for the UK Henry Royce Institute research area of ‘Atoms to Devices’, and the co-leader of the UK Materials for Quantum Network. His research focuses on the study and development of new photonic materials and devices and doped solid-state materials for quantum technologies.

Prof. Jenny Nelson
Imperial College London Symposium A Chair

Jenny Nelson is a Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, where she has researched novel varieties of material for use in solar cells since 1989. Her current research is focussed on understanding the properties of molecular semiconductor materials and their application to organic solar cells. This work combines fundamental electrical, spectroscopic and structural studies of molecular electronic materials with numerical modelling and device studies, with the aim of optimising the performance of solar cells based on molecular and hybrid materials.

Prof. Manish Chhowalla
University of Cambridge Symposium B Chair

Manish Chhowalla is the Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In particular, the study of the electronic and electrochemical properties of 2D TMDs. This involves synthesis by chemical exfoliation or chemical vapor deposition, characterization using advanced analytical techniques and fabrication of nanoscale devices. We also study phase transformations in monolayered materials and utilization of phases with disparate properties for catalysis and energy storage.

Prof. Edmund Linfield
University of Leeds Symposium B Chair

Edmund Linfield’s research explores the science and technology of the THz frequency region of the electromagnetic spectrum. A specific focus has been the development of THz frequency quantum cascade lasers based on a semiconductor superlattice structures. He has investigated extensively the molecular beam epitaxial growth, fabrication and measurement of these structures. He has also developed THz frequency imaging and spectroscopy systems, exploiting both quantum cascade lasers as well as a number of broad bandwidth THz sources, and including both free-space and guided-wave geometries.

Prof. David Binks
University of Manchester Publishing Chair

David Binks is a Professor of Physics at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the interaction of light and charge carriers in quantum-confined semiconductors, including doped colloidal quantum dots and InGaN/GaN quantum wells, publishing more than 100 journal papers. He has chaired the Institute of Physics’ Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group and the ‘Photon conference in 2020 and 2022.

Prof. Peter Haynes
Imperial College London M4QN Lead

Peter Haynes is Professor of Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London, a post held jointly between the departments of Materials and Physics and associated with the Thomas Young Centre. His research interests focus on the development of new methods for performing first-principles quantum-mechanical simulations and their application to materials science, nanotechnology and biological systems. He is co-leader of the UK Materials for Quantum Network.

Dr Steven Clowes
University of Surrey RAISIN Lead

Steven Clowes is Director of the EPSRC international network RAISIN, for the development of a roadmap for single ion implantation for quantum technologies. He is a member of the Quantum Foundations and Technology Research Group and Director of Physics at the University of Surrey.

Dr Elizabeth McKenzie
University of Manchester Conference Manager

Elizabeth McKenzie is the Faculty of science and Engineering Research Development Manager for Quantum at the University of Manchester. She is manager of the EPSRC Programme Grant Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (NAME) and co-manager of the EPSRC Materials for Quantum Network.

International Advisory Committee

(Chair) John Robertson
University of Cambridge, UK
Pere Roca i Cabarrocas
Ecole Polytechnique, France
Sergei Baranovski
University of Marburg, Germany
Hiroyuki Fujiwara
Gifu University, Japan
Hideo Hosono
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jin Jang
Kyung Hee University, Korea
Safa Kasap
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Jan Kocka
Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic
Rodrigo Martins
UNINOVA, Portugal
Ruud Schropp
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Linwei Yu
Nanjing University, China
Sigurd Wagner
Princeton University, USA
Richard Curry
University of Manchester, UK
Yuzheng Guo
Wuhan University, China
Klaus Lips
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Our Partners

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