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Professor Chris Ford

Professor Chris Ford

Professor of Quantum Electronics

Professorial Fellow of Girton College

Chris Ford is accepting applications for PhD students.

Room 330, Mott Building
SP Group
Cavendish Laboratory
J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge

Office Phone: 01223 337486


I completed my MA and PhD at the University of Cambridge, before working for a year at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA, with Alan Fowler. I returned to Cambridge to a Research Fellowship at Girton College, and then became a lecturer at the Cavendish Laboratory. I am currently Professor of Quantum Electronics in the Semiconductor Physics Group. My expertise includes device fabrication, electron-beam lithography, low-temperature measurement, surface acoustic waves, and the physics of electron transport in low-dimensional systems, particularly related to electron-electron interactions.


Research Interests

I am an experimentalist, working on the following topics, among others:

In the past, I have also worked on, for example,

Research Supervision

Current PhD students:

  • Yiqing Jin
  • Wooi Kiat Tan
  • Joel Fruhman
  • Pedro Vianez
  • Shak Fernandez
  • Shanglong Ning


I currently lecture the Part II Quantum Condensed Matter course.

Other Professional Activities

My ORCID ID is 0000-0002-4557-3721.

Other Publications

Here is a list of most of my publications.

See here for directions to my office (330) in the Mott building.

My personal web page is here.