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Location: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge

Number of Placements: 1

Special Requirements for those choosing this placement: 
Must be a Part IB or a Part II student.

Period of Placement: 8-10 weeks in a block, any time between 18th June and 29 September inclusive.

Accommodation Arrangements: Riverlane does not arrange accommodation. However, as we are located on the West Cambridge site, students are usually able to arrange their own accommodation (e.g., in College)..

Profile of Firm:

Riverlane is a quantum computing software company spun out of the University of Cambridge in 2018. Our customers benefit from our global perspective of quantum computing and the advances in quantum software that make quantum solutions possible. The new algorithms we develop solve high-value problems in areas such as material sciences, drug discovery and machine learning. In collaboration with dividiti, we are building Quantum Collective Knowledge, a software platform for benchmarking quantum computers that allows our clients to understand how and when quantum computers will impact their company.

Project Areas / Typical Projects:

  • Computational materials science
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Drug discovery
  • Battery technology
  • Semiconductors

URL for further information:  Corporate website: