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Kai Bongs

Professor Kai Bongs

Research Fellow


University of Birmingham

Research summary

During the last year, my research on practical quantum sensors based on atom interferometry has achieved several milestones, making our group now to run the most precise atom interferometric gravimeters in the UK and the worlds leading transportable gravity gradiometers. we are actively working with applied engineers and industry partners, in order to bring these advances to real world impacts of benefit to society. Our work with Civil Engineers and ground surveying companies has the potential to reduce roadworks, increase productivity in rail network extensions and provide better assessment of railway track-beds, in terms of risk of landslides. As the director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology I am pleased to report over 35 partnership projects with over £25M volume translating the fundamental research findings in sensors to industry partners.

Grants awarded

Quantum simulators and sensors with ultracold atoms

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Oct 2013 - Sep 2018

Value: £100,000

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