Michael Holynski is Principal Investigator at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, where he helps to drive the translation of quantum sensing and timing devices into technology and applications across a diverse number of sectors, including climate, communications, energy, transport and urban development. Michael is also Professor of Quantum Sensing in the Cold Atoms research group, part of the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre.
He leads the Quantum Sensing group, where he focuses on atom interferometry and its use within applications such as infrastructure monitoring, alternative navigation and fundamental physics. This includes developing atom interferometers, based on rubidium or strontium, for use in the field, the creation of compact and deployable devices, and investigation of approaches for achieving improved sensitivity.
Michael is active in enabling the translation and commercialisation of quantum technology, and leads a portfolio of collaborative projects with industry ranging from component development to system level realisation of industrial sensor prototypes and engagement with end users.
Michael was awarded the 2022 Institute of Physics James Joule Medal and Prize for his contributions to the development of quantum sensors, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.