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

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...

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.

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.