Quantum physics has had a revolutionary impact on industry and society in the past century, giving birth to the semiconductor industry and the resulting first generation of quantum devices (computers, TVs, smartphones etc.).
In QUDOT-TECH we build from the semiconductor QD - the most mature QI technology - and propose a solution to the scalability obstacle in the form of a quantum network based on QDs coupled efficiently to each other using optical waveguides. We will construct the world’s first platform for fully integrated on-chip QI processing, a cornerstone potentially equivalent to the silicon transistor in the first generation of quantum devices. As this is frontier research, current doctoral research programmes do not provide the required interdisciplinary skillset and the entrepreneurial-like mind-set required to secure application-oriented breakthroughs within the QI field. Hereto, we have gathered the best European academic and industrial partners to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to an outstanding level, where they can act as Europe’s future leaders within QI technology. The QUDOT-TECH ESRs will fill in a much needed link between academia and industry and will make the new technology widely available through one or more spin-out companies - ultimately propelling Europe to leadership at the global scale.
A total of 15 PhD students (ESRs) will be employed with 11 academic and industrial partners within five European countries and will work in close collaboration on optical quantum information technologies.
Candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a PhD degree. Due to the mobility requirement of the European Commission for ITN projects, only PhD candidates that have not been working/living in the country of the host for more than a total of 12 months within the 3 years prior to employment start are accepted.
Please see the individual ESR descriptions for information about the ESR projects and the hiring procedure for the individual ESR project.
ESR4: To be announced.
ESR11: To be announced.
ESR13: To be announced.