Dr Priya Sharma
Dr Priya Sharma is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of Surrey in the Department of Physics.
Priya has an Engineering Physics degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, after which she moved to Northwestern University, USA, where she completed her MSc and PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics, working on the effects of disorder on superfluid helium-3.
Relocating to the UK, Priya successfully returned from her first career break with a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, studying the effects of surface roughness in confined helium-3, publishing several papers and presenting her work at conferences.
Priya went on to work as a Research Scientist at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore after which she completed a Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Returning to research after her second career break, Priya is working on the interaction between superfluids and qubits, gaining insights into the optimisation of quantum computers to increase efficiency. Her project is titled: Hybrid Topological Quantum Systems for Quantum Technology.
Priya’s Fellowship is sponsored by the University of Surrey and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).