Pushing the boundaries of our understanding
Glasgow is an international centre of excellence in quantum and nanoscience, translating our fundamental understanding of these phenomena into world-changing technologies.
On the smallest possible scale, we study and control particles of matter and light to understand the building blocks of the universe. We engineer complex combinations of materials over length scales, from nanometres to centimetres, with reproducibility that enables low-cost components with the highest levels of functionality and energy efficiency. On the largest scale, we use our expertise to open new windows to the universe through the detection of gravitational waves.
We lead the UK’s Quantum Technology Hub in imaging; host the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the UK’s leading facility; and are members of a world-leading international Max-Planck Partnership in Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit.
We are training the next generation of nano/quantum scientists and engineers through our Doctoral Training Programme in Sensor Systems, and our Innovation Centre, CENSIS, pioneers new sensor systems for industry.
We are leaders in the nano and quantum world.
- Microscopic Semi-Absolute Pendulum Gravimeter; Royal Academy of Engineering, £500k (2019-24)
- CENSIS phase 2 funding; Scottish Funding Council, £5.4M (2018-23)
- New Tools for Terrain Gravimetry; European Commission (EC), £716k (2018-22)
- Infrared time-domain quantum optics; EPSRC, £624k (2018-21)
- Nano-scale imaging with Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometry; EPSRC, £424k (2018-21)
- Two UofG scientists honoured by the Royal Society for their groundbreaking work
- Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
- Quantic wins £28m funding boost in 'next leap forward'
- Prestigious award for UofG photonics researcher
- Ground-breaking disease detection tech gets £6.5M EU funding boost
- HIGH-TECH INNOVATION CAMPUS TO BE ‘SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY OF 21ST CENTURY’
- UOFG RESEARCHER SHARES IN £20M FUNDING FOR "ENGINEERING GLOBAL VISIONARIES"
- Imaging Bell-type nonlocal behavior. Science Advances (2019).
- An integrated portable system for single chip simultaneous measurement of multiple disease associated metabolites. Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2018).
- Emergent dynamic chirality in a thermally driven artificial spin ratchet. Nature Materials (2017)
- One-Dimensional Silicon Nitride Grating Refractive Index Sensor Suitable for Integration With CMOS Detectors. IEEE Photonics Journal (2017)
- Measurement of the Earth tides with a MEMS gravimeter. Nature (2016)