Open Call: Short Term Research Missions

The RAISIN network is offering funding for collaborative exchanges for early career researchers (post-docs, UK and non-UK) and post-graduate research students (non-UK only) to allow them to spend time at a host institution to learn new techniques, methods, and insights that are not available in their home institution. Funding is eligible for visits to or from any UK institution. The duration of the exchange will typically be 5-14 days and awarded in a competitive process. 

Conference: Defects in Solids for Quantum Technologies

The Defects in solids for quantum technologies is to be held from June 12, 2022 – June 17, 2022 at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
“The DSQT conference aims bringing together world-leading theoreticians and experimentalists active in the field of quantum devices based on solid state qubits to improve interdisciplinary cooperation overcoming traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines.”

Launch of the RAISIN Network

An injection of funding sees the University of Surrey now leading an international team of scientists trying to accelerate the development of quantum technologies. The outcome of their work aims to help the discovery of new drugs, improve modelling for climate change, and revolutionise cybersecurity.  Credit: GETTYAtoms_Getty

The University of Surrey has received more than £500,000 – with the majority of the funds coming from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation – to investigate methods that could help manufacture quantum technologies at scale. The team believes this challenge can be conquered by implanting single atoms with nanoscale precision and by creating a research network called RAISIN*. 

Dr Steven Clowes, the RAISIN Network Director from the University of Surrey, said:  

“We’re well placed to lead the way in this research because of the expertise here at the University of Surrey and the outstanding facilities like the single-ion implanter, SIMPLE, within our UK National Ion Beam Centre. We’re aiming to enable researchers to collaborate effectively to maximise the benefits the world can gain from this new field.”  

RAISIN will host three annual international meetings, as well as an international seminar series. It will also promote international collaborations with travel awards and run industrial engagement events. The overall aim is to develop and publish a roadmap that will enable scalable quantum technologies using implanted single ions. 


Notes to editors 

  • *Roadmap for Applications of Implanted Single Impurities Network 
  • Dr Steven Clowes is available for interview upon request 
  • Contact the University of Surrey’s Media Team: