Associate Professor Andrea Morello

Associate Professor Andrea Morello

Fields of research: Quantum Information, Computation and Communication, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity, Nanoelectronics
Campus: Kensington
Tag: Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences

Andrea Morello is an electrical engineer and a quantum physicist. He is Associate Professor in Quantum Nanosystems with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, and a Program Manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T). His research is aimed at building a quantum computer based on single spins in silicon.  

Andrea heads the Quantum Spin Control group at CQC2T. His research is at the forefront of quantum...

Andrea Morello is an electrical engineer and a quantum physicist. He is Associate Professor in Quantum Nanosystems with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, and a Program Manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T). His research is aimed at building a quantum computer based on single spins in silicon.  

Andrea heads the Quantum Spin Control group at CQC2T. His research is at the forefront of quantum technologies, with the world-first demonstration of single-shot spin readout in silicon [A. Morello et al., Nature (2010)], and more recently the first spin quantum bits based on the electron [J. Pla et al., Nature (2012)] and the nucleus [J. Pla et al., Nature (2013)] of a single phosphorus atom in silicon. For these achievements, Andrea was awarded the 2011 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, and the 2013 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.

Andrea and his team are now developing advanced techniques to observe and control the interaction between two qubits and develop a quantum logic gate, as well as the transport of quantum information across a silicon crystal. They have quickly gained international recognition for their research breakthroughs, and collaborate with world-leading groups at Oxford University, Walter-Schottky Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, Purdue University and others. 

Beside the focused activity to develop the building blocks of a spin-based quantum computer, Andrea maintains a strong interest in studying the microscopic mechanisms which determine the coherence of spin systems. He has given important contributions to the decoherence problem in dipolarly-coupled spins, and is interested in using spin qubits to test models of decoherence and fundamental quantum-mechanical questions.

Location

School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
Rm 210, level 2 Newton Building, Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 4972

Videos

Landmark in quantum computing
Landmark in Quantum Computing: demonstration of the first single-atom quantum bit in silicon
  • Landmark in quantum computing
  • Quantum data at the atom's heart
  • How To Make a Quantum Bit
  • How Does a Quantum Computer Work?
  • Quantum Cooling to (Near) Absolute Zero
  • What is Quantum Mechanical Spin?
  • Transistors & The End of Moore's Law

Research Activities

CQC2T page

CQC2T page

Andrea Morello profile page at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology