Scientia Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons

Scientia Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons

Fields of research: Quantum Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences

Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, a Federation Fellow and a Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In the 1990s she was a Research Fellow working with Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, in quantum electronics, where she gained an international reputation for her work in the...

Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, a Federation Fellow and a Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In the 1990s she was a Research Fellow working with Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, in quantum electronics, where she gained an international reputation for her work in the discovery of the “0.7 feature” and the development of ‘hole’ transistors. In 1999, she was awarded a QEII Fellowship and came to Australia where she was a founding member of the Centre of Excellence.

Since 2000 she has established a large research group dedicated to the fabrication of atomic-scale devices in silicon using the atomic precision of a scanning tunneling microscopy. Her group has developed the world's thinnest conducting doped wires in silicon and the ability to manipulate and electronically measure devices with atomically precise dopant placement. She has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals (with over 4000 citations), published a book on Nanotechnology, five book chapters on quantum electronics, has filed four patents and has presented over 60 invited and plenary presentations at international conferences. She has been the Chair of the Australian Research Councils Expert Advisory Committee for Physics, Chemistry and Geoscience. In 2005 she was awarded the Pawsey Medal by the Australian Academy of Science and in 2006 became the one of the youngest elected Fellows of this Academy.

She is currently Chair of the Australian Academy’s National Committee for Physics, an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal for Nanotechnology and has recently been recognised by the Bulletin and Cosmos Magazine as one of Australia’s top ten scientific minds under the age of 45. In 2008 she was awarded a second Federation Fellowship by the Australian Government.

Location

Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
Level 2, Newton Building
Gate 14, Barker Street
Kensington, Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 6313
+1 815 333 2155

Research Activities

Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology is an international research effort to develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.