Jacques Carolan

Jacques Carolan



Quantum Engineering

I am a BBSRC Discovery Fellow at the Neural Computation Lab at University College London, developing optical technologies for large-scale, high-speed interrogation of neural circuits. More broadly, my goal is to apply principles from physics and engineering to develop novel tools across a range of modalities (e.g. optical, electrical, acoustic, nanotechnology, integrated) that will not only fundamentally change our understanding of the brain, but ultimately be used to repair it.

Previously, I was developing photonic technologies to accelerate quantum and classical computing, initially as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Quantum Photonics Lab and then at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. I completed my PhD in 2015 at the University of Bristol Centre for Quantum Photonics.

​I have been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Global Fellowship, attended the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting and was a UK finalist in FameLab.