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RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Chiara's main research interests are in the field of quantum technologies and many-body systems.

More specifically, he is interested in genuine quantum correlations, for example entanglement and nonlocality, of many-body systems. Recently, he has also developed an interest in the area of quantum thermodynamics, with the aim of defining thermodynamic work for quantum systems and devise experiments to measure it. In this context, he is currently working on the design of thermal machines and refrigerators functioning under the laws of quantum theory.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Quantum technologies and quantum thermodynamics
  • Quantum correlations and nonlocality for many-body systems
  • Quantum thermal machines and refrigerators
 
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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Pyhsics 

Research students

PhD title:  Quantum phase transitions of frustrated systems


Name: Christine Cartwright
Years of Study: 2016 - 2019
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD title: Random spin-1 chains


Name: Kenneth McAlpine
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: Northern Ireland

 

PhD title: Cold Atoms & Heat Engines


Name: Brendan Reid
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: Northern Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Ben Rogers


PhD title: Control and Detection of Quantum Correlations in Mesoscopic Systems

Years of Study: 2012 - 2015
Country: UK
Current position: Industry

Dr Matthew Power


PhD title: Structural defects and critical phenomena

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: UK
Current position: Industry

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