Group

Prof Mark Tame
Head of group
Mark
   .
   .
Jason Francis
PhD student
NRF Critical Skills funded
 Jason
   .
Kelvin Mpofu
PhD student
NRF SARChI funded
 Kelvin
   .
Byron Alexander
PhD student
CSIR funded
   .
Unathi Skosana
MSc student
CSIR funded
   .
Conrad Strydom
Hons student
SARAO funded
   .
Andre Smith
Hons student
funded

 

 
Interested in joining the group?
A number of Hons, MSc and PhD projects are available:

Honours projects

  1. Photonic quantum entanglement (exp)
  2. Photonic quantum interference (exp)
  3. Plasmonic biosensing (exp)
  4. Quantum networks (theory)
  5. Quantum graph theory (theory)
  6. Quantum graphs and randomness (theory)
A bursary of R60k is available for these projects. Students should contact me before October 2020 in order to apply for the 2021 bursary. A top up of R20k is available if the student has already started in 2021 and has an existing bursary (note: the top up may be capped by the institutional limit). An experimental project may be reformulated into a theory project and vice versa. Contact me to discuss further if you would like to do this. A short 2-3 week internship can also be organised for the interested student to explore any of the above topics before deciding.

MSc projects

  1. Quantum state tomography
  2. Single-photon generation
  3. Quantum random number generation
A bursary of R90k per year (2 years) is available for these projects. Students should contact me before June 2020 in order to apply for the 2021 bursary. A top up of R20k is available if the student has already started in 2021 and has an existing bursary.

PhD projects

Contact me to discuss PhD projects. A bursary of R120k per year (3 years) is available for these projects. Students should get in touch before July 2020 in order to apply for the 2021 bursary. A top up of R20k is available if the student has already started in 2021 and has an existing bursary.

Links to project details are active only from Stellenbosch University. If you are off-campus, or from another university, contact me for further details.

Former members

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Dr Mhlambululi Mafu
(former postdoc)

 

Senior Lecturer
Botswana International
University of Science
and Technology

Mafu
   .
Dr Toshiyuki Tashima
(former postdoc)

 

Postdoc
Takeuchi group
Kyoto University

Tash
   .
Dr Xia Zhang
(former postdoc)

 

Research Fellow
Bradley group
Trinity College Dublin

   .
Dr Sanele Dlamini
(former PhD student)

 

Research Associate
National Nuclear Regulator
South Africa

   .
Dr Solomon Uriri
(former PhD Student)

 

Postdoc
Centre for Quantum Technology
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Financial support

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NRF

NITheP

CSIR