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Dr. Andrei Dragomir is a Research Fellow within FPSE at the University of Southampton

Dr. Andrei graduated in 2014 from University of Southampton with an MPhys degree in Physics with Nanotechnology. In 2018 he completed his PhD in Quantum Technologies focusing on the miniaturisation and integration of cold atom systems. As part of the project, Andrei developed novel micro fabrication techniques and laser geometries for cooling alkali metal atoms to near absolute zero. In 2018 he was appointed as a Research Fellow to study the improvement of vacuum systems though the integration of thin film technology for a state of the art gravimeter. This project was part of a large consortium designated Pioneer Quantum Gravity. Since 2020 Andrei has also launched Aquark Technologies, a university spin-off, which provides portable solutions for quantum technology applications. The startup was supported by SPRINT through the prestigious Seraphim Space Camp accelerator.

Research Interests:

  • Bonding techniques
  • Vacuum systems
  • Planar micro-fabrication techniques
  • Thin film technology
  • System integration, design and miniaturisation
  • Cold atom systems
  • Commercial applications of quantum technologies