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Superconducting Detectors Group

The SDG of the Center for Astrobiology focuses on the development of state-of-the-art detectors for space exploration. Based on our expertise on the development of Kinetic Inductance Detectors, we develop setups with hundreds of lumped superconducting resonators coupled to a single transmission line for its use in molecular spin quantum processors.


The Theory of Nanophotonics Group (TNG) at CFM developes theoretical frameworks which merge condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry and quantum nanooptics to address light emission from quantum emitters in plasmonic gaps, as a suitable nanoscale platform for single photon sources, quantum photonic sensors and communications.

Quantum Nanophotonics Group
Gabriel Molina Terriza

PLATON group (ICMA) applies its expertise in the synthesis and physics of nanomagnets and bottum-up fabrication of ultrathin films to the integration of molecular spin qubits into a hybrid quantum computing architecture based on superconducting resonators developed in the frame of the QST platform by QMAD group (ICMA).


Q-MAD research orients to study the interaction of quantum states in materials with electromagnetic radiation in devices. The group combines expertise in fabrication, experiments and theory along three main axis: nanophotonics, with the aim of controlling light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, quantum circuits, including the development of hybrid quantum processors based on magnetic molecules and the exploration of new coupling-strength regimes for light-matter interaction, and photon as well as magnetic quantum sensors.

Jose María de Teresa
Molecular Nanoscience and Organica Materials

NANOMOL group at the ICMAB (CSIC) has expertise on the synthesis, characterization and organization of organic radicals and polyradicals in molecular junctions (1D), on surfaces (2D), and in crystals (3D) and their integration as qubits in devices. Also it has expertise on the charge transport through these 1D-3D molecular systems.

David Pérez García

The group MATHQI at ICMAT carries research on mathematical questions arising from quantum technologies, with a focus on security proofs in quantum cryptography, quantum complexity theory, life-time estimates for quantum memories and topologically ordered systems.


The PCG at ICMM carries research aimed at synthesising novel materials apt to serve as sources of photons and explore structures in which order and disorder offer new functionalities for quantum applications.


The theoretical group “Novel Platforms and Nanodevices for Quantum Simulation and Computation” (ICMM-CSIC) is devoted to investigate qubits manipulation, quantum state transfer and quantum coherence in solid state devices for Quantum Computation. Also the research is focussed on the analysis of the interplay of topology, ac driving and interaction in real and artificial low dimensional platforms for Quantum Simulation.

Mar García-Hernández

The 2D Foundry group at the ICMM (CSIC) has expertise on the isolation, synthesis and characterization of two-dimensional materials and the fabrication of complex devices such as van der Waals heterostructures, employing transfer techniques. Also it has expertise on optoelectronic measurements and transport in these two-dimensional devices.


The Surface Nanostructuring Group (SNG) of the ICMM-CSIC pursues the heterointegration of selective area grown III-V nanowires in a hybrid quantum platform for quantum computing and quantum communication applications


The group GAEN applies state-of-the-art electron microscopy for a detailed in-situ characterization of nanomaterials, at the photonic, plasmonic and phononic level. GAEN collaborates with Microsoft Quantum, applying these techniques to study nanomaterials with applications in quantum computing.


The theoretical condensed matter group of the IEM-CSIC studies the physical limitations and constrains imposed on the quantum processing of information by the fluctuation relations of quantum non-equilibrium thermodynamics, both in a general theoretical framework and in particular platforms like trapped ions or semiconductor-based qubits. The group also develops exactly solvable models and advanced numerical methods for the description and understanding of topologically protected single photon nanosources at room temperature.


QUINFOG works on the physical implementation of quantum technologies, such as quantum computers and quantum simulators, using ultracold atoms, trapped ions, nanophotonics and superconducting circuits. The group also conducts theoretical research on the application of quantum computers and quantum simulators to the solution of practical problems with interest in finance, logistics and Physics.


The group PARTICLES develops quantum simulation techniques for field theories in flat and curved spacetimes, using quantum walks and cellular automata and a proper embedding of the symmetries of the problem into the simulator. This work is also connected to studies of open quantum systems in broader scenarios.

Theoretical Condensed Matter and Quantum Information
Complex Quantum Systems

IFISC-CQS theoretical research addresses Complex Quantum Systems in the context many-body physics. Topics include complex networks, synchronization, collective phenomena, quantum correlations, decoherence and quantum thermodynamics, quantum probing, and quantum machine learning, relevant for quantum simulation and computation. Considered platforms include both continuous variables and qubits in photonic, atomic and superconducting circuits.

Física de Nanosistemas

Chemical Transducers Group (GTQ) from IMB-CNM is an interdisciplinary research group that develops photonic platforms, based on Silicon technology, and useful for photonic integrated circuits fabrication for Quantum Computing and Quantum Communications.


Power Devices and Systems group (PDS) addresses technology and systems development, advanced characterization and innovation for, among others, high power, harsh environments and Quantum Technologies.


The IMB Clean Room (ICTS-SBCNM) provides open access to national and international research groups to carry out R&D activities. It holds a complete set of micro and nanotechnologies as well as processes. Its capacity ranges from technology awareness to the development of basic demonstrators and small series of prototypes.


The MBE-QNFO group develops integrated quantum light sources and spin-photon interfaces based on individual semiconductor nanostructures. The material systems are typically III-V compound semiconductor quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and embedded in nano-optoelectronic devices. Other emerging systems like MBE graphene might be incorporated to our portfolio of quantum nanotechnologies.


The Nanophotonics Devices Group (NanoPOD) of the IMN-CSIC pursues the integration on-chip of individual photon sources for applications in quantum photonic communications, quantum photonic sensors and generation of optical qubits for quantum computing.


The group of Cryptography and Information Security (GiCSI) provides expertise in the experimental implementation of quantum key distribution protocolos for atmospheric transmission channels along with enabling related technologies such as fine automatic beam pointing and tracking techniques.