Professor Mete Atature

Head of department at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge


Head of Department and Professor of Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Professor Mete Atature is Head of Department at the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is the scientific lead of the Quantum Optical Materials and Systems team (QOMS). His experimental research group investigates the quantum physics of light-matter interaction to implement quantum information networks and communication, as well as new applications in sensing. Research efforts in his group include optical control of single and multiple quantum-dot spins, high-resolution spectroscopy of diamond-based emitters, solid-state cavity-QED and nanoplasmonics.

Professor Atature received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from Bilkent University Physics Department in Turkey. Then, he joined the Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for his PhD studies. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH Zurich. He joined the Cavendish Laboratory in June 2007 as a University Lecturer and was promoted to a Readership in 2011, and Professor in 2015.