QuEST (Quantum Engineering, Science & Technology) at Imperial is both a cross-disciplinary College Centre of Excellence and one of a select group of Academic Strategy Projects. As a Centre we want to bring together the complementary expertise of researchers across the College, along with our industry partners and external stakeholders, to translate discoveries in quantum science into transformative quantum technologies.
Quantum science is at an exciting junction, uniting as it does the disciplines of physics, chemistry, computer science, materials and, increasingly, engineering, to push forward the boundaries of quantum technology. The Imperial Centre for Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology (QuEST) draws heavily from a diverse selection of world-leading engineers and scientists, who share an excitement for the potential of the quantum domain.
Our three strategic research areas:
Applications of Quantum Computing
Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionise heavy information processing in science and industry. During the last decade, great strides have been made in the design and manufacture of quantum hardware allowing the first experimental demonstrations of quantum advantage.