Researcher

Scientia Professor Alexander Hamilton

My Expertise

Nanotechnology, topological materials, quantum computing, quantum electronics, quantum semiconductors

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity, Nanoelectronics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Information, Computation and Communication

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Biography

Alex Hamilton is one of Australia's leading experimental condensed matter physicists, working on topological materials and semiconductor holes in quantum devices. He is head of the Quantum Electronic Devices group in the School of Physics at UNSW, and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics (FLEET). Research group website http://www.physics.unsw.edu.au/qed

 


My Qualifications

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Alex Hamilton is one of Australia's leading experimental condensed matter physicists, working on topological materials and semiconductor holes in quantum devices. He is head of the Quantum Electronic Devices group in the School of Physics at UNSW, and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics (FLEET). Research group website http://www.physics.unsw.edu.au/qed

 


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (1993) University of Cambridge, UK

B. Sc. (Physics), 1st Class with Honours (1988) Imperial College, University of London, UK


My Awards

Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2015. 

UNSW Scientia Professor 2013.

Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (2012-14)

Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship (2007-11)

COSMOS ‘Bright Sparks’ Award as one of Australia’s top 10 scientists (2007)

Australasian Science Prize (2006) Australia 


My Research Activities

  • Spin based quantum devices for quantum electronics and quantum computing
  • Semiconductor holes in quantum devices
  • Hole quantum bits for quantum computing
  • Topological materials for ultra-low power electronics
  • 2D van der Waals materials

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Experimental quantum devices physics: nanofabrication and low temperature quantum transport studies
  • Anomalous spin properties of semiconductor holes in Si, Ge and GaAs
  • Topological and 2D van der Waals materials
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Location

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/QED/howtofindus/howtofindus.htm

Contact

+61 2 9385 5736
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