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Quantum materials and devices group

 

Professor Jason Robinson FIMMM

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Professional Career

October 2020 - Head of the Department of Materials Science (Joint), University of Cambridge
October 2019 - Professor of Materials Physics
October 2016 - University Reader 
January 2015 - University Lecturer
October 2011 - Director of Studies in Materials Science, St John's College
October 2011 - College Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, St John’s College
October 2011 - Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
October 2008 - October 2011: Junior Research Fellow, St John’s College

General Contributions (External; past & present)

  • FEMS Junior EUROMAT Scientific Committee
  • Editor-in-Chief, JOSC, Springer Nature (2023 -) 
  • Chair of Norway's QuSpin Advisory Board (2023 -)
  • Governor of the Stephen Perse Foundation (2020 -2023)
  • Member of Norway's QuSpin Advisory Board (2018 -)
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (2012 -)
  • Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, Springer Nature (2018 - )
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Topological Insulators, APL Materials (2015)

General Contributions (University of Cambridge; past & present)

  • Committee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs (2024 -)
  • Manager of the Schiff Foundation Fund (2022/232023/24, -)
  • Royce Technology Platform Lead (2022 - 2025)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Deputy for the Schiff Foundation Fund (2020 - 2023)
  • Chair of the Department of Materials Science EDI Committee (2020 -)
  • Maxwell Centre Steering Committee (2020 -)
  • School of Physical Sciences Needs Committee (2020 -)
  • School of Physical Sciences Academic Promotions Panel (2020 -)
  • Faculty Board for the School of Physical Sciences, Physics and Chemistry (2020 -)
  • Maths for NST Syllabus Committee (2018 - 2020)
  • University Graduate Funding Competition Committee (2016 - 2021)
  • Member of the School of Physical Sciences Graduate Education Committee (2013 -)

General Contributions (Department; past & present)

  • Secretary of Research Committee (2017 - 2020)
  • Manager of the National X-ray Facility (2019 -)
  • Radiation Protection Officer in Materials Science (2019 -)
  • Deputy Responsible Officer in charge of graduate complaints (2016 -)
  • Director of the MASt in Materials Science (2015 - 2021)
  • Director of Graduate Education, Department Materials Science & Metallurgy (2013 -)

General Contributions (St John's College; past & present)

  • Tutor for Computer Science & MML (2022 - )
  • Audit Committee (2018 - 2020)
  • Tutor in St John's College for Archeology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Education, History of Art, Music (2017 - 2020)
  • College Council (2016 - 2020)
  • Junior Research Fellowship Competition Committee (2011 -)
  • Natural Sciences Tripos Committee (2011 - )   
  • Director of Studies in Materials Science (2011 - )

Conference Organisation

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2014

Research Grants

  • 2023
    • Ever Resource Ltd Industry Grant 
    • Sabian Industry Grant
       
  • 2022
    • Ever Resource Ltd Industry Grant 
    • Royce Technology Platform Grant
       
  • 2021
    • Royce Equipment Grant for a Quantum Design VSM
      J Robinson, X Moya, N Mathur N Stelmashenko
    • Quantum Motion Industry Grant (4 years) to develop silicon quantum dots
    • Leverhulme Trust Grant 
    • Royce Equipment Grant for an Ion Gun
      J Robinson, X Moya, N Mathur N Stelmashenko
  • 2018
    • Royal Society Enhancement Grant (3 years)
    • British Council UK-Israel Synergy Programme Grant (1 year)
  • 2017
    • International network to explore novel superconductivity at advanced oxide superconductor/magnet interfaces and in nano devices (5 years), EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core Grant 
    • Nanoscale coherent hybrid devices for superconducting quantum technologies (5 years), European Commission COST Action (CA16218) 
    • Time-resolved gate-based sensing for scalable silicon-based quantum computing (1 year), Winton Trust (Pump Prime) with Dr Alessandro Rossi (Cavendish, Cambridge)
  • 2016
    • Superconducting Spintronics (3 years), Royal Society
    • Superspin (5 years), EPSRC Programme Grant
  • 2014
    • A spectroscopic study of spin-polarised superconductor proximity effects (3 years), Leverhulme Trust International Network 
    • Revealing quantum magnetism at oxide interfaces (3 years), Leverhulme Trust collaboration with Prof. Atature (Cavendish) 
    • Probing oxide interfaces via diamond-based nano-MRI (1 year), Winton Trust (Pump Prime) with Prof. Atature (Cavendish, Cambridge) 
  • 2012
    • Superconductor-Topological Insulator junctions (2 years), Royal Society
  • 2011
    • All-Oxide Superconductor / Ferromagnet junctions (3 years), Leverhulme Trust collaboration with Prof. Mark Blamire (Materials, Cambridge)
    • Superconductor / Topological Insulator Junctions (2 years), Royal Society 
    • Superconducting Spintronics (5 years), Royal Society Research Fellow
       

Awards & Prizes

2011 Elected a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
2011 Royal Society University Research Fellowship
2010 Institute of Physics Brian Pippard Prize.
2008 Elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge
2004 Bessemer Medal (Imperial College)
2003 The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Scholarship for Master-level research at the MIT