Atom-Interferometry based sensing systems
Atomionics - A SGInnovate Portfolio Company
More than SGD$50 billion has been spent on sensing solutions for critical needs like navigation and positioning, pinpointing oil and gas reserves, and tunnel detection for Civil Engineering. Despite the vast amount spent, their outcomes are severely inadequate due to the limited precision and accuracy of presently available sensing technologies. Atomionics is building atomic sensors harnessing Quantum mechanical properties of the atoms. It can measure parameters like gravity, acceleration and rotation with 1000x higher precision and accuracy than currently available solutions, thus helping these multi-billion dollar industries improve their outcomes exponentially.
Sahil Tapiawala, Co-founder & CEO
Sahil has deep expertise in complex electronic systems, having designed and built biomimetic robotic stingrays and multi-material 3D printers previously. Before Atomionics, he was a researcher at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Nanyang TechnologicalUniversity (NTU). He holds a Master's in Chemistry and a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institue of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.
Dr. Ravi Kumar, Co-founder & CTO
Ravi has been in research for over a decade, including six years of research experience in Cold Atom Physics. He built an atomic sensing system with cold atoms from the ground up at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan while pursuing his PhD. He later joined the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) as a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with cold atoms. He has a PhD in Cold Atom Physics from the University College Cork, and a Master's in Photonics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology.
We may not be able to fully grasp the possibilities of quantum technology today, but active efforts to raise awareness and invest into the field will propel quantum innovation and adoption to the next level.
Thursday, June 20, 2019