Welcome to the Quantum Research Group UKZN Homepage

The Quantum Research Group is a Research Group headed by Prof. Francesco Petruccione and is hosted within the School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It is located on the third floor of H-block on the Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa.


Our theoretical research focuses on a broad spectrum of topics surrounding Open Quantum Systems. We research Open Quantum Walks, Quantum Optics, Quantum Thermodynamics and Markovian/Non-Markovian Systems.


Our experimental group is flourishing in the fields of Quantum Optics, Quantum Key Distribution, Ion Trapping, Quantum Nanophotonic Systems, Quantum Metamaterials/Plasmonics and the latest Africhino.


The world of technology and Artificial Intelligence is expanding rapidly, and so is our research in Machine Learning. We also perform research on Quantum Computing, and Quantum Machine Learning.