Funded Research Projects

Current Funded Projects


"Millimetre-wave and Terahertz On-chip Circuit Test Cluster for 6G Communications and Beyond (TIC6G)"
Partners: M.A.Imran, D.R.S. Cumming, M.P.J. Lavery, A. Al-Khalidi, C. Li, R. Dahiya, J.H. Marsh, D.J. Paul, A. Kelly, D.A.J. Moran, M. Sorel, Q. Abbasi, L. Hou and R.A. Hogg (James Watt School of Engineering)
EPSRC £2.63M January 2022 to December 2023


"Probing the States of Single Molecules for Sensing and Multi-value Memory Applications"
Partners: Lee Cronin, Laia Vila-Nadal (School of Chemistry), Vihar Georgiev and Asen Asenov (James Watt School of Engineering)
EPSRC £1.58M October 2021 to March 2025


"Single-Chip Cold-Atom Systems: A Quantum Navigator in your Mobile Phone" Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies
£2.78M October 2020 to September 2030


"Integrated Quantum Rangefinder" PhD scholarship
£243k October 2020 to September 2024


"Developing UK Industrial Supply for Commercial Quantum Computing (DISCOVERY)"
Partners: M-Squared Lasers, Kelvin Nanotechnology, NPL, ORCA Computing, Oxford Ionics, TMD Technologies, University of Glasgow, University of Oxford, University of Strathclyde
InnovateUK £7.16M October 2020 to September 2023


"Single Photon Imaging, Detection and Ranging (SPIDAR)"
Partners: Toshiba Cambridge, Bay Photonics, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Cambridge, IQE PLC, Heriot-Watt University, Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd., Horiba MIRA Ltd., Compound Semiconductor Global Ltd., Thales UK Ltd.
InnovateUK £5.72M October 2020 to September 2023


"Single Photons - Expanding the Spectrum (SPEXS)" EPSRC EP/S026428/1
Partners: Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield
EPSRC £5.3M February 2020 to September 2024


"UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging" EPSRC EP/T00097X/11
Partners: University of Glasgow, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, University of Oxford, University of Strathclyde, Imperial College, University of Exeter
EPSRC £21.6M December 2019 to November 2024


"UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensing and Timing" EPSRC EP/T001046/1
Partners: University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, University of Sussex, University of Strathclyde, Imperial College
EPSRC £24M December 2019 to November 2024


"The EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub" EPSRC EP/T001011/1
Partners: University of York, University of Glasgow, Queens University Belfast, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Heriot-Watt University, University of Kent, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Strathclyde
EPSRC £24M December 2019 to November 2024


"New Tools for Terrain Gravimetry (Newton-g)"
Partners: Instito Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Italy, MUQUANS - France, University of Glasgow, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut - Netherlands, Helmholz-Zentrum Potsdam - Germany, Universite de Geneve - Switzerland
EC FET €3.41M - June 2018 to May 2022


"micro-crystals Single Photon InfraREd detectors (microSPIRE)"
Politecnico di Milano, Universita degli Studi Milano Bicocca, University of Glasgow, Phillips Universitat Marburg, Technische Universitat Dresden, Micro Photon Devices Srl.
EC FET €3.11M - November 2017 to October 2020


"EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement" EPSRC EP/L016753/1
Partners: University of Edinburgh, NPL
EPSRC £ 4,443,560 - May 2014 to October 2022


"EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement" SFC
Partners: University of Edinburgh, NPL
SFC £ 400,000 - May 2014 to October 2022




 

Past Funded Projects


"Agile Quantum Safe Communications (AQuaSec)"
Partners: Toshiba Cambridge, Bay Photonics, University of Glasgow, Tethered Drones Systems, University of Cambridge, NPL, Royal Holloway University, Dashboard Ltd, IQE PLC, BP, Heriot-Watt University, Senetas Europe Ltd, KETS Quantum Security Ltd, BT Limited, University of Sheffield
InnovateUK £5.8M November 2018 to August 2021


"Far-infrared Lasers Assembled using Silicon Heterostructures (FLASH)"
Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, University of Glasgow, IHP GmbH, ETH Zurich, Nextnano GmbH
EC FET €3.21M - November 2017 to October 2020


"Engineering Quantum Technology Systems on a Silicon Platform" EPSRC EP/N003225/1
EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship
EPSRC £1.89M Sept 2015 to August 2020


"Next Generation Grating MOTs – Functionality and Manufacturability"
University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Kelvin Nanotechnology, M Squared Lasers
EPSRC UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology Partnership project £618k June 2018 to Nov 2019


"UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology" EPSRC EP/M013294/1
Partners: University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, University of Sussex, University of Strathclyde
EPSRC £38M December 2014 to November 2019


"UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging" EPSRC EP/M01326X/1
Partners: University of Glasgow, University of Bristol, Heriot-Watt University, University of Oxford, University of Strathclyde
EPSRC £29M December 2014 to November 2019


"Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies" EPSRC EP/L024020/1
Partners: Jeremy O'Brien John Rarity, David May and Mark Thompson, University of Bristol; Terry Rudolph, Imperial College; Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University; Robert Hadfield and Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow
EPSRC £4.9M - June 2014 to June 2019


"gMOT: Scalable manufacture and evaluation of miniature cold atom traps"
University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Kelvin Nanotechnology, TMD
InnovateUK £262k October 2017 to March 2019


"Squeezed Light quAntum MEMS Gravimeter"
University of Glasgow, Optocap, IQE
InnovateUK £243k March 2018 to February 2019


"Bid for new Electron-Beam Lithography Tool" EPSRC P/P030459/1
University of Glasgow
EPSRC £2M April 2017 to March 2018


"PROPEL - Power Scaled DFB Lasers for portable spectroscopy"
M Squared Lasers, Kelvin Nanotechnology, Optocap, University of Glasgow
InnovateUK £498k April 2017 to March 2018


"Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers (CoolBlue)" EPSRC EP/R001774/1
Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global, NPL, University of Glasgow
InnovateUK £273k March 2017 to April 2018


"DIFFRACT - Integrated Distributed Feedback Lasers for Cold Atom Technologies" EPSRC EP/R001529/1
M Squared Lasers, Kelvin Nanotechnology, Optocap, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham
InnovateUK £1.58M March 2017 to February 2019


"High-Temperature High-Efficiency Hybrid PV-Thermal Solar Systems" EPSRC EP/M025012/1
Partners: Imperial College, University of Glasgow
EPSRC £1.108M May 2015 to April 2018


"Fast, precise electric field sensing using quantum single-electron devices" £331k PhD scholarship - October 2014 to September 2018
Partners: University of Oxford


"A Practical Single-Chip MEMS Microsystem Gravity Sensor" £248k PhD scholarship - October 2014 to September 2018


"Germanium on Silicon Single Photon Avalanche Detectors" £291k PhD scholarship - October 2014 to September 2018
Partners: Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University


"Capability for optoelectronics, metamaterials, nanotechnology and sensing (CORNERSTONE)" EPSRC EP/L021129/1
Partners: Philip Nelson, Graham Reid, Goran Mashanovich, Harold Chong and Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton; Russel Gwilliams, University of Surrey; Marc Sorel and Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow
EPSRC £2.7M - October 2014 to September 2018


"Silicon Compatible GaN Power Electronics" EPSRC
Partners: University of Glasgow (Iain Thayne, Edward Wassige and Douglas Paul), University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield
EPSRC £6.2M - March 2013 to February 2018


"Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovaltaics. (SUNTRAP)" EPSRC EP/K022156/1
Partners: Cardiff University, Heriot Watt University, University of Exeter, University of Manchester
EPSRC £2.455M - October 2013 to June 2017



"GErmanium Mid-Infrared plasmoNIcs for sensing (GEMINI)" EC FET Project No. 613055
Partners: Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Glasgow; Universita Degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy; Universitat Konstanz, Germany
EC 2.2 MEuro - February 2014 to January 2017



"EC ICT Energy" EC FET Minimising Energy Consumption of Computing to the Limit (MINECC)
Partners: University of Perugia - Italy, Tyndall Institute - Ireland, Roskilde Universitet - Denmark, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie - Germany, Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Spain, EPFL - Switzerland, Aalborg Universitet, Hitachi Europe Limited, University of Bristol
EC 1.05 MEuros - September 2013 to August 2016


"Capability to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices"
EPSRC £3M - August 2013 to July 2015


"1550 nm on-chip interferometer for ultra-sensitive micro electromechanical sensors" £49,524 STFC - October 2014 to September 2015


"Making MEMS cool: a novel concept for a cryogenic gradiometer" Royal Society Paul Fund
Partners: Dr Giles Hammond, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
Royal Society £68k - June 2013 to May 2015


"Molecular-Metal-Oxide Nanoelectronics (M-MOS): Achieving the Molecular Limit"
Partners: Lee Cronin, Mark Murrie, Graeme Cooke (Chemistry), Asen Asenov, David Cumming (E&EE) Donald MacLaren (Physics) and John McGrady (Oxford)
EPSRC £3.61M - March 2010 to July 2014


"ZEROPOWER" EC FP7 ICT FET Towards Zero Power ICT Project No. 270005
Partners: University of Perugia - Italy,, Tyndall Institute - Ireland,, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Spain
EC 600 kEuro - January 2011 to December 2013


"Room Temperature Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers on Silicon Substrates"
Partners: Rob Kelsall (University of Leeds) and David Leadley (University of Warwick)
EPSRC £1.67M - April 2010 to December 2013


"Generate Renewable Energy Efficiently using Nanofabricated Silicon (GREEN Silicon)" EC FP7 ICT FET Towards Zero Power ICT Project No. 257750
Partners: Politechico Di Milano – Italy, University of Linz – Austria and ETH Zürich – Switzerland
2.2 MEuro - August 2010 to July 2013


"Silicon Resonant Tunnelling Diodes and Circuits"
Partners: David Leadley (University of Warwick), Mike Kelly (University of Cambridge)
EPSRC £831k - July 2009 to September 2012


"Renewable Combined Heat and Power Home Generators: Powering Homes Without the National Grid"
Partners: Andy Knox
Robin Keir Watson Trust £66k - October 2009 to September 2012


"Fast Terahertz Cameras Using Micro and Nanotechnology"
W.R. Tribe (TeraView Ltd.), D.J. Paul, D.C. Cumming, K. Lawson (Kodak U.K.), R.W. Kelsall (Leeds)
DTI Micro and Nanotechnology Initiative £2.1M - April 2005 to Sept 2008


"SINANO - European Network of Excellence in Silicon Nanoelectronics"
D.J. Paul
EC Framework VI 10 MEuro - January 2004 to March 2007


"Silicon Based Infra-red Lasers Using Si/SiGe Quantum Cascades"
R.W. Kelsall, P. Harrison (Leeds), D.J. Paul, A.G. Cullis (Sheffield) and H.S. Gamble (Queens University, Belfast)
EPSRC £580k - January 2004 to December 2006


“Silicon Heterostructure Intersubband Emitters (SHINE)”
D.J. Paul (Co-ordinator), W.-X. Ni (Linköping, Sweden), D. Grützmacher (PSI, Switzerland), C. Sitori (Thales, France), D.D. Arnone (TeraView Ltd., U.K.), P. Lugli (Roma, Italy), G. Bauer (Linz, Austria) and J. Faist (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
EC Framework V 2.98 MEuro - January 2003 to December 2005


"Silicon Quantum Information Processing (SiQuIP)"
D.J. Paul (Co-ordinator), C.H.W. Barnes, M. Pepper and R. Barklie (TCD, Ireland)
EC Framework V Quantum Information Processing 100 kEuro - September 2002 to August 2003


"Metal insulator transitions in MOSFETs"
D.J. Paul, C.J.B. Ford, M. Pepper and G. Redmond (NMRC, Ireland)
EC RIMDE £60k - June 2001 to May 2002


"Excitonic effects in thin oxide MOSFETs"
D.J. Paul, A.B. Fowler (IBM) and D.A. Buchanan (IBM)
IBM ($6M CMOS wafers from IBM East Fiskill) - February 2001 to February 2003


“Quantum Tunnelling Devices (QUDOS)”
W. Prost (Duisburg, Germany), O. Schmidt (Max Planck Stuttgart, Germany), A. Baukin (Braunschweig, Germany), D.J. Paul, P. Kelly and M. McGinnity (Ulster, U.K.)
EC Framework V Nano-Information Devices Programme 1.05 MEuro - January 2002 to December 2004,


“Silicon Quantum Information Processing”
M. Pepper, D.J. Paul, C.H.W. Barnes and G. Gumbs (CUNY, USA)
U.S. Department of Defence Army Research Office and National Security Agency $1.2M (£750k) - May 2001 to August 2004


“Advanced Electron Beam Lithography Facility for Nanoelectronics”
G.A.C. Jones, M. Pepper, C.J.B. Ford, C.J. Smith, D.A. Ritchie, J.T. Nicholls, D.J. Paul, E.H. Linfield and A.G. Davies
EPSRC JREI £1.292M - May 2001 to April 2003


“A Terahertz Laboratory for the Applied Sciences”
S. Withington, G. Yassin, R.E. Hills, M. Pepper, D.A. Ritchie, A.G. Davies, E.H. Linfield, D.J. Paul, G.A.C. Jones
PPARC/EPSRC JIF £2.76M - June 2001 to May 2003


“SiGe for MOS technologies, Phase II - Development and Applications”
E.H.C. Parker, T.E.Whall (Warwick - Co-ordinators), D.J. Paul, Imperial, Newcastle, Southampton, Sheffield, Glasgow and Loughborough
EPSRC £4.3M - October 2000 to September 2003


“Vertical Cavity SiGe Quantum Cascade Lasers for THz Emission”
R.A. Kelsall (Leeds), D.J. Paul and C.R. Pidgeon (Heriot Watt)
DOD DARPA $920,000 - August 2000 to September 2003


“Self-assembly of functional nanoscale elements for intramolecular electronics”
C.J.B. Ford, N. Greenham, A.G. Davies, D.J. Paul, P. Sazio (Co-ordinator), S. Bengtson (Chambers, Sweden), U. Quaade (MIC-TUD, Denmark), P. Raithby (Chemistry), J.L. Brédas (Mons-Hainaut, Belgium)
EC Framework V FET NID funded 1.17 MEuro - January 2000 to December 2002


“Metrology solutions for nanostructured materials”
M. Cain (NPL) and D.J. Paul
DTI £190,000 - April 1999 to September 2000


“Novel Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices using Si1-xGex and Si1-yCy
D.J. Paul
EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship £130k - October 1998 to September 2003


“Theory of Silicon-Germanium Quantum Devices”
R.A. Abrams (Durham) and D.J. Paul
EPSRC January 1997 to December 1999


“Silicon Quantum Integrated Circuits (SiQUIC)”
D.J. Paul (Co-ordinator), G. Crean and G. Redmond (NMRC, Cork,Ireland), K. Berggren (University of Linköping, Sweden), S. Mantl (Institute für Schicht- Und Iontechnik, Jülich, Germany), J. Derrien (CRMC2, CNRS, Marseille, France)
EC Framework IV Esprit MEL-ARI Project No. 22987, 2.6 MEuro - January 1997 to June 2000


“Quantum Devices Using Silicon Germanium Growth and Regrowth on Patterned Substrates”
M. Pepper, D.J. Paul, J.M. Fernandez (Imperial College)
EPSRC £277k - January 1997 to January 2000


“Interacting Electron and Hole Systems in Si /SiGe Heterostructures”
D.J. Robbins (DERA), D.J. Paul and M. Pepper
Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) Malvern, MOD £100k - April 1996 to April 1999