New partnership with Quantum Science

Published: 17 March 2021

Quantum Science partners with the University of Glasgow to advance research into novel quantum dot image sensors

Quantum Science partners with the University of Glasgow to advance research into novel quantum dot image sensors


Quantum Science Ltd, a leading nanomaterials company in the fields of semiconductors, biotechnology and water treatment, announces today that it has partnered with the University of Glasgow to fully fund a PhD student with Professor Peter Skabara at the School of Chemistry.

Professor Skabara holds The Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and he is a world leading researcher in organic semiconductor materials and devices. His work has been recognised with the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and he is the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Peter Day Award.


Hao Pang, CEO of Quantum Science Ltd, commented:

“We are very excited to join forces with the University of Glasgow, who are a leading institution in the research of organic and hybrid semiconductor devices. QS’ INFIQ® quantum dot technology is leading the next-generation of machine vision applications, such as 3D Time of Flight (ToF) and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR). Our INFIQ® technology offers unparalleled advantages in performance and cost, and it has been widely appraised by leading industry partners. Working with the University of Glasgow will provide a valuable extension of the INFIQ® technology and will help lay the groundwork for future products in the image sensor industry. It will fill the gap between conventional silicon and extremely costly indium gallium arsenide technologies. This partnership will maintain leadership of INFIQ® technology in image sensor applications and ahead of future technology requirements. This PhD programme will act as a great foundation for the development of future innovators in this field.”  


Peter Skabara, Ramsay Chair of Chemistry at University of Glasgow, commented:

“I am delighted to partner with Quantum Science Ltd, a leading nanomaterials and device innovator and developer. Our work on organic semiconductors is driven by applications and creating impact is a high priority for my research group. This collaborative project opens up a new direction for my team: integrating organic materials developed in Glasgow with high performance quantum dots available from Quantum Science Ltd., to establish a new and exciting generation of image sensors.”




For further information, please contact:

Norikazu Hiramatsu, Quantum Science Marketing Manager +44 (0) 1925 864866 


About Quantum Science Ltd:

Quantum Science is an award-winning company with expert knowledge in advanced materials. With a strong intellectual property portfolio, the company is developing innovations to dramatically transform image sensors, how we detect diseases and how we clean water. Quantum Science commits to develop technologies to preserve and advance human civilization, aims to solve some of the most important issues in the world today and to make lives better for millions of people through the power of material innovation.


About the University of Glasgow:

The University of Glasgow is ranked 77th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and is the Times Higher Education University of the Year for 2020. Founded in 1451, it is the fourth-oldest University in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the Russell Group of Universities and has an annual research income of more than £179 million.

First published: 17 March 2021

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