Academic Biography

Jacob Dunningham is Professor of Physics and Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. From 2018-2020 he served as Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy. He began his studies at the University of Auckland, where he completed a BSc followed by an MSc in the research group of Dan Walls FRS. He was then awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a doctorate at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, supervised by Sir Keith Burnett FRS. After completion of his DPhil, Jacob was elected to the Darden Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College Oxford. In 2004, he took up an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and in 2005 moved to the University of Leeds as a lecturer and RCUK fellow. In 2010 he was promoted to Reader and in 2013 he moved to Sussex, becoming Professor in 2016. Jacob's research into quantum mechanical entanglement spans the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and metrology. He is interested in fundamental issues of entanglement as well as understanding how useful entanglement can be created and exploited in practical schemes and new technologies. He has been the main supervisor for 14 PhD students and published two books and more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature journals and Physical Review Letters. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.


Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds

College Member, United Kingdom EPSRC

Artistic Associate, Unlimited Theatre

Fellow, United Kingdom Institute of Physics