Researcher

Scientia Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons

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Biography

Professor Simmons is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, a Laureate Fellow and a Scientia Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Following her PhD in II-VI solar cells at the University of Durham in the UK in 1992 she was a Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, working with Professor Sir Michael Pepper...view more

Professor Simmons is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, a Laureate Fellow and a Scientia Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Following her PhD in II-VI solar cells at the University of Durham in the UK in 1992 she was a Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, working with Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS in GaAs-based quantum electronics. In 1999, she was awarded a QEII Fellowship and came to Australia as a founding member of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology where she 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 smallest transistor and the narrowest conducting wires in silicon made with atomic precision. 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. In 2012 she was named the NSW Scientist of the Year, in 2013 was awarded a Laureate Fellowship and in 2014 has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


My Expertise

Quantum computing, atomic-scale transistors

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Location

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

Contact

+61 2 9385 6313
+1 815 333 2155