Tristan heads the Quantum Devices and Biosystems Group working on interdisciplinary applications of quantum physics using organic and new inorganic quantum materials like perovskites to develop quantum technologies for sensing, quantum communication and computing.
Tristan is Principal Investigator on a 5-year research programme award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation focussing on quantum biophysics. It aims to show quantum effects in living biosystems through experiments and theoretical proofs, in collaboration with Co-Investigators from the Frontiers of Quantum Physics and Quantum Optoelectronics Groups at the University of Oxford.
In partnership with IBM, Tristan uses quantum computers to simulate quantum effects in biosystems. Quantum phenomena control molecular interactions in biochemical reactions so a better understanding of these could lead to breakthroughs in seemingly unconnected areas like drug development, energy-efficient bioluminescent artificial lighting, quantum-enhanced medical imaging and low-power computing.