This website is the personal homepage of the Alkaline team (previously known as the 'Strontium Clock Team'). Our lab is associated with the University of Birmingham' Cold Atoms Group and the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing.

Our team works on ultra cold strontium for a range of applications, from studying the fundamental interactions between ultra-cold strontium atoms, to developing compact clocks systems in our lab in collaboration with industry partners. We engage in knowledge transfer to help our industry partners to bring quantum technologies out of the lab and into the real-world applications.

Our Team.

The Alkaline team is full of researchers with a range of experiences, collaborating on research projects.

Find out about the people behind the research. 

Latest News

27 July 2022

Join us in congratulating our fellow colleague Prof. Yeshpal Singh (Professor of Quantum Science and Innovation) who has been promoted to be a full professor. A well deserved congratulations to you professor! 

04 July 2022

We are pleased to announce that Darren Griffiths' paper on ‘Direct Signal Synchronization for Staring Passive Bistatic Radar’ has been accepted for the IET Radar 2022 conference. More about the conference here:

1 June 2022

Thrilled that a book chapter by Dr Qiushuo Sun 'Frequency & Time: Measurements, Control and Transfer' has been accepted for publication in the open access Book Series on 'Frequency & Time: Measurements, Control and Transfer', Vol. 1, which will be available in Autumn 2022.

27 April 2022

Dr. Jonathan Jones gives a joint invited talk 'Photonic Microwave Generator as Quantum-enabled Local Oscillator for Radars' at EFTF-IFCS this week.