Computation driver references
The end of Moore’s Law of computing • Can Moore’s Law apply to quantum computing? • Memristors and the application of Moore’s Law • Developments and investments into quantum computing • Quantum computing in the energy industry • What is Moore’s Law? • What happens when Moore’s Law is made redundant by new computational power? • What is a memristor? • What is Edge Computing? • Engineered timber embedding CO2 in our cities
Energy driver references
The environmental impact of Bitcoin mining • Why is AI so energy-intensive? • What is the environmental impact of batteries? • How quantum computing will revolutionise the world’s energy use • Wireless information and power transfer • What is nuclear fission? • What is nuclear fusion?
An Imperial College London team by Professor Bruno Clerxkx is researching novel ways to develop WIPT (Wireless Information and Power Transfer) for smart-devices and investigating the future communication paradigms involved in the next 6G network. The Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering is investigating the ThZ Band spectrum in multiple applications, from visible light communication to power delivery.
Imperial’s NGINI (Next Generation Neural Interfaces) Team and Dr Niloufar Reishosseini are separately investigating the technology of memristors, brain inspired computational architectures that show promise of more energy-efficiency in computation at a smaller scale than Moore’s Law allows. This will be possible through memory technology features that supersede the capabilities transistor technology. These components are the best candidates for use in brain-computer interfaces.
An Imperial College London group guided by Dr Thomas Hoye of the Department of Materials have recently developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.
Professor Rylie Green from the Department of Bioengineering is developing conductive polymers for bionic devices and living electrodes towards the application in medical conditions that can be treated by electrical interactions, such as blindness and deafness, but also epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
At Imperial, the ROAR (Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions) research group participate in the EPSRC-funded challenge DIAL-A-MOLECULE, using AI driven synthetic methodologies to investigate the possibility to make any molecule at will and on a meaningful timescale, with the possibility to unlock hitherto unimagined opportunities for future scientific advance that addresses societal challenges.
Imperial College London research on functional materials led by Professor Camille Petit investigates novel metal-oxide architectures that could perform various tasks simultaneously, from filtering water to produce solar fuels. AI-driven design of such molecules could become a reality with the advent of big data science.
Imperial College London’s multidisciplinary centre for Quantum Engineering, Science and Technology (QuEST) operates research in various quantum technologies. From post-quantum cryptography and quantum information up to quantum sensors, navigators, and quantum simulations.
Imperial College London’s plasma physics research group conducts research on fusion energy and has recently reached important milestones toward the development of such technology.