Semiconductor science is set to receive a significant boost after Quantum Science secured a research partnership with the University of Glasgow. 

Leading Daresbury, UK, headquartered nanomaterials innovator Quantum Science has announced it has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) that will explore improvements for the semiconductor fabrication, testing and manufacturing process. 

The joint project, funded by Innovate UK, will see the team at Quantum Science work alongside academic experts on a postdoc level that will ensure the company can continue to push the boundary of what is possible in quantum dot devices. 

Dr Hao Pang, Quantum Science CEO and Founder, welcomed the news stating, “The KTP scheme is an outstanding pathway for innovation in UK-based sciences and we couldn’t be more excited to get started on this project. 

“We pride ourselves on the performance of our INFIQ® quantum dot technology, and this KTP project helps provide us with the expertise needed to further advance the development of our leading quantum dot, QD ink and device fabrication process to meet the growing demands of a variety of global markets.” 

The KTP initiative links businesses with expert researchers to deliver graduate-led innovation projects. Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, university, and recent graduate designed to drive innovation in emerging fields. 

Quantum Science’s KTP will run for 24 months and will embed further academic expertise into the processes of semiconductor device fabrication, packaging, and reliability testing. It will be led by a postdoctoral level employee from the University of Glasgow who will work on technology transfer to Quantum Science. 

Quantum Science INFIQ® QDs are tuned to be sensitive to short wave infrared (SWIR) light, an ideal spectral region of interest for applications such as 3D sensing for augmented reality and mixed reality, mobile spectroscopy, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), surveillance and safety. 

Dr Pang said: “This KTP is a unique opportunity for Quantum Science to access the resources available within the UK’s considerable knowledge base. The possibilities of what we will be able to achieve through this collaboration are extraordinary – from the development of self-driving vehicles to facial recognition technology, our quantum dot technology has the potential to revolutionise industries worldwide, and the KTP will ultimately enable us to increase the scale at which we can deliver. 

“Our partnership with the University of Glasgow means we can make a real difference working together to support innovation and it positions us at the forefront of applying world-class research to this critical emerging field.” 

The KTP programme is overseen and funded by Innovate UK, part of the national funding agency for investment in science and research projects. It has helped more than 12,000 organisations since its creation in 1975. 

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