Professor Andrew Briggs is the inaugural holder of the Chair of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on materials and techniques for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices. Current hot topics include vibrational states of nanotubes and charge transport through single molecules in graphene nanogaps. He has nearly 600 publications, with over 16,000 citations. In February 2016 Oxford University Press published his book with Roger Wagner entitled The Penultimate Curiosity: How science swims in the slipstream of ultimate questions.

Blog Post

Read here my recent blog post for Graphcore on Why artificial intelligence will allow us to make scientific discoveries.


Current recruitment opportunities:

PDRA in Single Molecule Transistors and Nanodevices – closing date 8 January 2018

PDRA in Quantum Interference in Single Molecule Devices – closing date 18 January 2018

Recent Published & Recently Accepted Papers


  • Our paper Strong coupling of microwave photons to antiferromagnetic fluctuations in an organic magnet has been published in Physical Review Letters [PDF]
  • Our paper One dimensional transport in silicon nanowire junction-less field effect transistors has been published in Scientific Reports [PDF]
  • Our paper Scaling limits of graphene nanoelectrodes has been published in Nano Letters [PDF]
  • Our paper A double dot quantum memristor has been published in Physical Review B [PDF]


  • Our paper Environment-Assisted Quantum Transport through Single-Molecule Junctions has been accepted by [PDF]
  • Our paper The spin resonance clock transition of the endohedral fullerene 15N@C60 has been accepted by Physical Review Letters [PDF]