Research Fellow in Quantum Computational Electromagnetics for Future Wireless Communications Systems

University of Surrey

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Institute for Communication Techniques
Location:  Guildford

Mounted Time period Contract to thirtieth April 2026
Put up Sort:  Full Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours GMT on Monday 11 December 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  061223

The College of Surrey is a world neighborhood of concepts and other people, devoted to life-changing training and analysis. Now we have a daring imaginative and prescient of what we need to obtain – shaping ourselves into among the finest universities on the earth. 

About us 

The Institute for Communication Techniques (ICS) is the biggest educational analysis institute in Europe specialising in all elements of ICT (Info and Communication Applied sciences). It’s dwelling to over 200 researchers with experience in all communication and broadcasting techniques and has developed the very best at school giant scale testbeds for analysis and innovation and enjoys the state-of-the-art lab and computing amenities.

Established in 2012, 5GIC is the world’s first devoted centre in researching end-to-end elements of 5G and works intently with nationwide and worldwide main educational institutes and key industrial companions. In November 2020, 6GIC was formally launched with parallel analysis undertaken in each 5G+ and 6G for 2030+.

The position

You’ll work on the thrilling collaborative mission, “In the direction of Quantum-assisted Reconfigurable Indoor Wi-fi Environments,” collectively funded by the NSF-EPSRC. You can be a part of a gaggle that focuses on superior electromagnetic modelling for sensible environments assisted (together with reconfigurable clever surfaces) by quantum optimization algorithms.

The intention of this mission is to research new basic communication fashions and schemes, which dynamically program and customise indoor wi-fi propagation environments for enhanced wi-fi communication; achieved by integrating the physics of wave-chaotic dynamics, the arithmetic of random matrix idea, the engineering of reconfigurable electromagnetic surfaces (RIS), and the computing energy of adiabatic quantum annealer. The analysis group consists of Prof. Zhen Peng within the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US and Prof. Gabriele Gradoni within the College of Surrey, UK. 

What you may be doing 

  • Devise revolutionary electromagnetic fashions of the RIS working inside cavities, develop the fundamental data of common gate and adiabatic quantum computing, be taught the derivation of quantum circuits from electromagnetic issues and the implementation of quantum circuits in devoted software program platform (together with IBM Qiskit and D-WAVE) to handle dynamic setting optimization.
  • Discover novel mathematical options to trendy wave and quantum engineering issues, as outlined by the analysis group.
  • Journey to UK and US collaborators and conduct analysis consistent with and associated to the mission for substantial intervals of time.
  • Discover ways to write grant proposals, participate in drafting comply with up/associated proposals on quantum computational electromagnetics functions, and liaise with a multidisciplinary community of educational and industrial companions.
  • Have the ability to set, outline and work in the direction of reaching targets, disseminate outcomes and doc work carried out.

What it’s good to have

  • A PhD diploma (or equal) or near finishing a PhD diploma in Digital Engineering, Physics, arithmetic, or different areas associated to Electromagnetics Engineering and Quantum Physics. Postdoctoral analysis or industrial expertise can be a bonus.
  • Very sturdy experience in electromagnetics modelling for wi-fi communication techniques.
  • Credible analysis profile within the improvement of superior quantum and optimization algorithms.
  • Superb understanding of; the theoretical and design elements of state-of-the-art RIS, MIMO techniques, and indoor propagation, and random matrix idea and chaos idea utilized to wave issues.
  • Glorious observe document of publications in extremely ranked journals and conferences in no less than one of many above fields.

Methods to apply

Please submit your CV and full the appliance type as instructed.

For casual enquiries please contact: Prof Gabriele Gradoni ([email protected])

Please observe, it’s College Coverage to supply a beginning wage equal to Stage 3.6 (£34,980) to profitable candidates who’ve been awarded, however are but to obtain, their PhD certificates.  As soon as the unique PhD certificates has been submitted to the native HR Division, the wage will likely be elevated to Stage 4.1 (£36,024).

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