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OPEN CALL for 19 PhD Scholarships in the field of Quantum Science and Technology

What is Quantum Portugal Initiative?

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with  Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)  has opened the 2nd call for 19 PhD Scholarships in the field of Quantum Science and Technology.

We are now seeking students with interest in pursuing PhD studies in the field of Quantum Science and Technology to carry out research at any Portuguese University under supervision of an eligible PI connected to that university. Further, INL offers free access and utilization of INL resources including joint supervision by an INL researcher. 

We will provide the resources for successful PhD quantum projects, in collaboration with Portuguese University professors. Join us and to pave the way towards the Second Quantum Revolution. This is the new future!

 

Background

We are looking for PhD students in the field of Quantum Science and Technology to carry out research at any Portuguese University under supervision of an eligible PI connected to that university.Further, INL offers free access and utilization of INL resources including joint supervision by an INL researcher.

The objective: a Quantum School in Portugal

There is an urgent need for institutions and countries to face this new wave of scientific and technological innovations. In this context, there is a need in Europe to gather critical mass in order for Europe to be competitive in this new fast progressing area worldwide. To that end, by opening a special call-in this area there is a possibility for Portuguese research to be competitive in a European context by training a new generation of PhD students in the area of quantum science and technology.

The PhD student will have a supervisor at INL and another at a Portuguese University. Both the INL and the University supervisors can play the main supervising role. The research of the PhD student will be carried out primarily at INL facilities. INL will provide workspace and material to the PhD student. The research project submitted in the application will describe the necessary coordination activities that are required to ensure the success of the project.

How can we help you?

This call for PhD students in Quantum is open nationwide (Portugal) to carry out research in collaboration between Portuguese Universities and INL.

INL will offer its capacity in this field and with the universities in Portugal seek collaboration in order to advance the field of Quantum Science and Technology in Portugal. INL will also initiate and coordinate a Quantum School that will host the specific PhD students under this call but also be open to all other PhD students in Portugal within the broad scope of Quantum Science and Technology.

Research Areas
The PhD studies in this specific FCT-INL call will include projects in the following areas:

1. Quantum Communication

2. Quantum Computing

3. Q. Information Sciences

4. Q. Materials for Q. Science & Technology

5. Sensors and imaging for Q. Metrology

6. Quantum Simulation

INL is open to conduct collaborative research work within the filed of Quantum Science and Technology in one of the following research groups at INL and with the following possible co-supervisors for your PhD: 

INL Researchers involved

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Luis Barbosa

Quantum Computing

I’m interested in developing the following project title:
“Quantum Numerical Integration: Monte Carlo, Metropolis and variance reduction”
Quantum Computational Geometry and Graphics”
“How far can you quantum compute without measurements?”
“Is the ‘just good enough hardware’ metaphor applicable to quantum computing?”
“Algebraic quantum programming: languages and calculi”
“A coordination language for quantum programs”
“Combining paraconsistent and dynamic logics for verification of quantum programs”

If you are interested in any of these topics, or you want to suggest other similar topics for your PhD, please contact me.

Rui Soares Barbosa

Rui Soares Barbosa

Q. Information Sciences & Q. Computing

I’m interested in projects on topics related to quantum foundations, quantum computer science, and the mathematics of quantum theory, with a focus on structural and compositional approaches. The following is a list of possible topics, some of which may involve co-supervision with Ernesto Galvão::
“Resource theory of contextuality for MBQC with limited adaptivity”
“The logic of contextuality: partial Boolean algebras and composite systems”
“Coherence and contextuality as related non-classicality criteria”
“Simulability of restricted models of quantum computation”
“Continuous-variable contextuality and quantum computation”
“Quantum random processes and learning, compositionally”

If you are interested in these or related topics, or you want to suggest other projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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Pieter De Beule

Quantum Sensing

I’m interested in developing the following project title:
“Quantum Imaging for the Life Sciences”

If you are interested in this project, or you want to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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J. Fernández-Rossier

Quantum Materials & Q. Simulation

I’m interested in developing the following project titles:
“Microscopic Modelling of Bioinspired quantum sensors”
“Gate based adiabatic quantum computing”
“Theory of simple quantum algorithms with surface spins”

If you are interested in any of these topics, or you want to suggest other similar topics for your PhD, please contact me.

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Paulo Ferreira

Quantum Materials

I’m interested in developing the following project title:
“Twistronics in 2D Structures at the Atomic Scale”

If you are interested in this project, or you want to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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Leonard Francis

Quantum Materials

I’m interested in developing any of the following project titles:
“2D van der Waals Heterostructure-Based Quantum Device for Tunnelling Random Access Memory”
“Exploration of Kitaev material candidates: from bulk to 1D structures”

If you are interested in these projects, or you want to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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Ernesto Galvão

Q. Information Sciences & Q. Computing

I’m interested in developing any of the following project titles:
“Hybrid photonic quantum computation”
“Architectures for large-scale photonic quantum computation”.

If you are interested in these projects or would like to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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Jana Nieder

Quantum Sensing & Q. Information Sciences

I’m interested in developing the following projects related to quantum sensing and information using Nitrogen Vacancy centers in diamond:
“Diamond photonics-based magnetic field sensing around neurons”
Development of integrated diamond photonics platforms for quantum information and sensing applications

If you are interested in any of them, or you want to suggest other quantum photonics projects for your PhD, please contact me.

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Luis Paulo Santos

Quantum Computing

Quantum Software Engineering Group

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Sascha Sadewasser

Quantum Materials

I’m interested in developing the following project titles:
Topological insulators and related devices by molecular beam epitaxy”
“Fabrication and characterization of single photon emitters in 2D materials by scanning probe microscopy”

If you are interested in any of these projects, or you want to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.

University of Bristol- Doctoral College

Raffaele Santagati

Q. Information Sciences & Q. Computing

I’m interested in developing the following project titles:
“Quantum model learning agents for studying the properties of open quantum systems”
“Exploring adaptive variational methods for studying the electronic structure of atoms and molecules with quantum computers”
“Exploring Silicon quantum photonics architectures for multidimensional quantum computation”
“Optimal estimation of magnetic fields at the nanoscale with machine learning and quantum sensors”
“Applying AI to quantum error correction in photonic quantum computing. “

If you are interested in any of these projects, or you want to suggest other similar projects for your PhD, please contact me.