Connor received an MSci in Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2010 with final year project work centred on a study of superconducting pi-effect in nanoscale devices. After his degree he joined NPL as a placement student to work on the detection of magnetic nanobeads using Hall sensors. In 2014, he received his PhD from Royal Holloway for work on the detection of thermoelectric effects in superconductors using Hybrid Quantum Interference Devices (HyQUIDs).
Connor joined NPL in 2014 to work on superconducting nanodevices with a focus on Josephson effect physics. He is a member of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and gained Chartered Physicist status through the IoP in 2016.
Connor has a wide range of research interests within the area of superconducting nanodevices including
- Josephson junction metamaterials for use as high-gain, broadband parametric amplifiers for quantum information processing, quantum optics and quantum amplifier metrology (EMPIR ParaWave).
- Development of superconducting nanobridges as Josephson junction elements for low-temperature readout circuits, investigation of heating in nanodevices and for voltage metrology.
- Novel HyQUID designs for use as a magnetometer for small signal detection, and as a quantum circuit readout device.