The new Ph.D. Program on "Quantum Technologies" aims at promoting a novel scientific awareness based on interdisciplinary skills useful to the development of quantum devices and technologies. 

The PhD program and courses intend to cover different quantum platforms, building on complementary expertise ranging from physical sciences to chemistry, engineering and informatics. It will cover quantum computation, quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum sensors and metrology with some focus on quantum interfaces and couplers for integrated hybrid quantum devices. The underlying concept is to show that the "whole", i.e. an integrated quantum device, can be better than the sum of its ingredients. Only a smart combination of different platforms can provide transformational solutions, useful for a variety of quantum applications.

Partners are currently the University of Napoli Federico II, the National Council of Research (CNR) and the University of Camerino. Other prestigious Universities are planning to join next year.

Courses will be held in Napoli, Firenze and Camerino on the following topics: Fundamental of Quantum Mechanics; Quantum information; Quantum optomechanics, Quantum gases; Superconductivity; Superconducting quantum devices and circuits, Qubits and transmons; Quantum Memories and interfaces; Photonic systems for quantum communications; Quantum simulations through photonic technologies; Analysis, optimization and control of electromagnetic circuits and systems; Atomic interferometry; Quantum measurements and sensor in the Heisenberg limit; Quantum simulations; Generation and characterization of quantum optical states; Quantum information transmission protocols; Integrated Sources of single photons; Quantum control of single or ensembles of impurities; Quantum sensors based on ultracold atoms.

General information about the PhD program at the University of Naples Federico II is available at this link.


Prof. Francesco Tafuri (coordinator)

Sig. Guido Celentano (secretary) or


Most recent call

The next call for the PhD program in Quantum Technologies is expected to be published on next June 2018.

Deadline for applicants will be July 31st, 2018.

As soon the call will be available, it will be linked here.