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QuantIC and University of Glasgow researcher Professor Robert Hadfield has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy. He joins an existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who give their time and expertise for free to support the RSE in delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful’.

Professor Hadfield is a world expert in capturing light quanta – single photon counting, his main focus being developing photon counting sensors based on superconducting materials. These devices offer extended spectral range, excellent timing resolution and superb signal-to-noise. This rapidly developing technology underpins many quantum enhanced imaging and sensing applications.

He has established world class capability in superconducting single-photon detectors through the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre here in Glasgow and delivered a major demonstrator in the first phase of QuantIC – a miniaturized cooling system for superconducting single-photon detectors.

Congratulations on behalf of QuantIC!