Dr. Alessandro Rossi

Principal Investigator

Dr Alessandro Rossi is a Senior Lecturer and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Physics. He is jointly appointed at the UK National Physical Laboratory where he holds a Measurement Fellowship. Alessandro carried out his doctoral studies in Physics at the University of Cambridge (UK) and his undergraduate in Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples (Italy). Before joining Strathclyde in 2019, Alessandro has held research appointments across academia and industry at the University of New South Wales (Australia), Hitachi Research Labs (UK), and TUDelft (The Netherlands). Google scholar, ORCID, ResearchGate.


Dr. Prince Khatri

I am a Research Associate at University of Strathclyde for UKRI newly funded project, “Quantum Electronics in Silicon Carbide”, led by Dr Alessandro Rossi and in collaboration with industrial partners, such as the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and British Telecom. The project revolves around the development of novel quantum devices in silicon carbide and achieve electrical control/readout of single spins hosted in atomic crystal defects. Prior to this project, I was a PhD student at University of Exeter and carried out research on single photon emission from colour centres in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). ORCIDResearchGate

PhD Students

University of Strathclyde

Megan Powell

I’m a physics PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in the semiconductor quantum electronics team within the semiconductor, spectroscopy and devices group. I am researching the coupling of metal oxide semiconductor devices to spin-active defects in silicon carbide, and their applications in quantum computing and metrology. Before beginning my PhD, I obtained a BSc in Physics and MSc in Materials Engineering from the University of Exeter. Researchgate

Alexander Zotov

While many of the criteria to implement quantum computing in semiconductor quantum-dots have been met, improvements in scalable architectures, scalable readout techniques and device uniformity must be made as steps towards realisations of practical quantum computers based on these systems. My doctoral project will primarily focus on the former two of these problems. The doctoral project will be undertaken at the university of Strathclyde and funded by NPL, BT and Hitachi. I have previously completed an MSci degree in chemical physics at the University of Glasgow. ResearchGate

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Reece Jones

I am currently pursuing an industrial CASE PhD based at the UK National Physical Laboratories within the Quantum Electrical Metrology Group – this is in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde. The project is based on the creation and testing of silicon carbide quantum devices, including accessing their ability for scalability and industrial utilization with a focus on spin-active defects. I have previously completed my BSc and MSc in Physics at the University of Lincoln. ResearchGate

MSc. Project Students

Angus Russell

I am currently in my fourth year of Strathclyde’s integrated-masters course, “Physics with Advanced Research”. I am very interested in the development of quantum technologies and have been fortunate to be involved in cutting-edge research as an undergraduate. My research investigated dispersively probed hole spin blockade in a silicon MOS double quantum dot, aiming to improve the understanding of mechanisms for spin-electrical control and the g-factor dependence of holes in double quantum dots.