Industry celebrates collaboration with the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology

8th November 2018

The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology is pleased to announce the launch of a series of short film clips intended to highlight our collaboration with key industry partners.

Professor George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geosciences and Engineering at RSK features in the first video. Civil Engineers, such as Dr Nicole Metje, from the Quantum Technology Hub work with RSK to build quantum sensors to better understand the conditions of the underground. This is incredibly vital work, as the consequences can be devastating, as we have learned from past stories.

The second video features Professor Trevor Cross, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Quantum Technologies at Teledyne e2v. In the video, Professor Cross talks about the collaborative CASPA project, which aims to push forward the operation of quantum sensors in applications such as gravity mapping and time generation in space. This means it will be possible to predict floods and droughts, and even measure sea currents and ocean levels.

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Managing Director for West Midlands Trains, features in the third video. Jan speaks about how quantum knowledge can be applied in the rail industry, particularly in dealing with earthworks issues and in preventing flooding. Using sensors to understand the various assets (such as drainage pipes) lying beneath railways is a subject area which has already been covered in the Quantum Technology – Potential for Railway Infrastructure (QT-PRI) project undertaken by colleagues in the School of Engineering.

These videos will premiere at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase, which will take place in London on 9th November 2018.