Dr Thierry Ferrus

Research Scientist at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Research Scientist, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Dr. Thierry Ferrus is a research scientist at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) where is responsible for the infrastructure management and the laboratory development within the department of Physics (Cavendish III). He has been working in the field of semiconductors for more than 25 years, specialising himself in transport measurements at low temperatures but also in high magnetic fields. Over the years, he has developed expertise in device fabrication, nanoscale devices as well as fast measurement techniques. His research fields include quantum information, quantum dots and nanowires, single dopants, electron interaction and localisation as well as spin manipulation. In 2016, he was the recipient of the prestigious Hitachi 'Research and Development award' for the development of a new concept of quantum computer based on conventional silicon technology

Qualified as a lecturer, he has been involved in a wide range of teaching activities at secondary schools, technical high schools, engineering schools in France as well at the departmental level and at the King’s College in Cambridge where is an associate senior member. He has mentored numerous students and PhDs.

He managed various EPSRC and EU grants related to quantum technologies, owns several patents related to quantum information. He has worked as an advisor for the European Commission on the Quantum Technology flagship and he is a member of the French Education and Research Network in the UK.