QLM’s expansion has continued in recent weeks, with the switch to new, larger premises in Bristol, and the incorporation of the company in the USA.
QLM is excited to announce David Lowndes as the newest member of the team, joining as Lidar Systems Engineer.
As QLM increasingly transitions from an R&D focus to a manufacturing operation, the need for dedicated system production and testing engineers with an understanding of manufacturing development is becoming ever more apparent. A few months out from the first truly commercial release of the camera, David is leveraging his fourteen years of expertise in the field of designing, building and testing optical devices for quantum technologies to bear at this crucial time.
Following a PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, in which he developed a low cost, handheld quantum key distribution (QKD) system designed to lower the price of entry to quantum communication networks for the general public, David’s postdoctoral experience included working on the UKNQTP Quantum Communications Hub, further developing the low cost handheld QKD concept with academic and industrial collaborators, and designing and testing prototype optical systems for quantum communications nanosatellite missions. David will be collaborating with the growing manufacturing and engineering teams to help ensure the commercial release of the camera builds on the currently available trial prototypes, and sets further evolution of the quantum gas camera on a firm, commercialisable footing.
David said, “The QLM quantum gas sensing camera is a really exciting technology, and I’m excited for the opportunity to get involved and help develop the product.”
And in other news…
Following a very productive internship in the R&D team, Lauren Manton has joined QLM on a permanent basis as an R&D Engineer.
On the eve of COP26, QLM carried out the first trial of the quantum gas camera at a real-world site, hosted by SPLICE Project industrial partners National Grid Gas and supported by the National Physical Laboratory.