Jake Horder

Research Interests

  • Quantum optics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Quantum technology
  • Quantum information
  • Philosophy of physics


  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science, Australian National University
  • PhD candidate, University of Technology Sydney


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Jake has pivoted from a career as a structural design engineer (USYD, 2012) to engage with the development of new scientific and commercial technologies built from quantum systems. He is the inaugural graduate (2021) of the Master of Science in Quantum Technology degree at the Australian National University, which he completed with highest honours. Jake joined the UTS group in early 2022 under the competitive RTP scholarship. His PhD work focuses on cryogenic spectroscopy of single photon emitters in hBN, with the dual aim to develop prototype commercialisable quantum devices and to illuminate long standing questions around the ontology of quantum states.

Current Projects

  • Single photon sources in layered materials

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