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Prof Mete Atature

Professor of Physics

Fellow, Director of Studies and Tutor at St. John’s College


Room 982 Rutherford Building,

Cavendish Laboratory


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 766465


Quantum Information and Nanoscale Metrology

My research group focusses on the following broad areas:

  • Solid-state quantum networks
  • Nanoscale quantum sensors
  • Energy-efficient novel quantum devices

You can find more about our research here: group page.

In the Maxwell Centre context we focus on investigating materials and solutions for the future energy efficient ICT and computing. 

Academic Biography

I received my B.S. from Bilkent University Physics Department in Turkey. Then, I joined Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for graduate studies under the supervision of Profs. Sergienko, Saleh and Teich. During my PhD I worked on multiparameter entanglement and quantum interference using spontaneous parametric down-conversion. In 2002, I switched my research interests to quantum optics with semiconductor systems. Until 2007, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow (and later Oberassistent) with Prof. Atac Imamoglu in the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH Zurich. I joined the Cavendish Laboratory in 2007 as a Lecturer and became a professor in 2015.