We make and measure electronic devices to study and exploit quantum behaviour. We use advanced tools of nanofabrication, low-temperature physics, and electronics to study delicate quantum effects and to exploit them for new technologies. Our focus is on semiconductor quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, and superconducting devices. For details of recent and ongoing experiments, see our Research page.


We are currently recruiting in Lancaster and especially seeking a postdoc for a dark matter search using quantum amplifiers.

We are also seeking to fill up to two PhD positions.

For more details, see information on joining the Laird group.


The group is part of Low Temperature Physics within the Experimental Condensed Matter division of Lancaster Physics. We collaborate widely inside and outside Lancaster, including as part of the Oxford Quantum Prototyping Platform and the UK-wide Quantum Sensors for the Hidden Sector experiment.

An electronic device fabricated to measure a carbon nanotube qubit at a temperature of 20 mK.