Jason Smith, University of Oxford, UK
Jason Smith, born in 1971, gained his DPhil in Physics from the University of Oxford in 1996. After postdocs at ETRI in Republic of Korea and Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, he joined Oxford’s Materials Department as a Lecturer in 2004, and in 2016 was awarded the title Professor of Photonic Materials and Devices. He is an Associate Director (Skills and Training) of the United Kingdom Hub in Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) and leads the workpackage on solid state qubits including diamond. He coordinated the recent FP7 programme Wavelength-tunable Advanced Single Photon Sources (WASPS) to make single photon source devices using diamond colour centres in optical microcavities, and is seeking to advance these devices towards commercialisation with support from the NQIT programme and a follow-up Innovation Launchpad grant WASPS-NEST. He also coordinates the University of Oxford’s participation in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology (DST CDT), hosted at the University of Warwick.