Our mission

Our objective is to produce quantum sensors that outperform existing classical devices. Our sensors will measure rotation, gravity, magnetic fields, light and time and be translated into new applications in areas such as medical imaging and brain diagnostics, locating pipes and detecting leaks, archaeological surveying, navigation, assessing rail tracks, network timing, detecting sinkholes and groundwater and space missions.

QT Hub

Key to the success of these technologies is working jointly with industry to support the development of smaller, lighter and cheaper components to make quantum devices a commercially viable reality. The resulting sensors will have improved sensitivity at a fraction of the cost, weight, size and power consumption of existing devices.


To gain an insight into the work of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, watch this animation.

For further information please visit our contacts page, or email qthub@contacts.bham.ac.uk