Cambridge PhD student secures Fellowship worth up to £80,000

George Roberts, PhD student on the IPES CDT, has secured a Fellowship to aid development of his data transmitter technology and help unlock its commercial potential.

His project – joint with Toshiba Research Europe – is a data transmitter to standardise next-generation quantum communications. The three-year Fellowship will provide George with the means to develop this innovative technology, ideally leading to a patent, while completing his PhD.

“I’m working on a technology known as quantum key distribution (QKD), which enables perfectly secure telecommunications based on the fundamental laws of physics; hence QKD-encrypted data is future-proof,” said George.

George Roberts is a student with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES). He has been named as one of the UK’s most promising young doctoral engineers by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. His current supervisor is Seb Savory, Professor of Optical Fibre Communication at University of Cambridge.

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