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University of Technology Sydney

The Centre for Quantum Software and Information (QSI) provides leadership in research, education, and industry engagement in the international quantum computing and communication ecosystem. As quantum information technologies transition from the laboratory to the marketplace, QSI will continue to be an inclusive environment that encourages advanced research and the nurturing of talent to fuel Australia’s emerging quantum economy. As a destination for foundational research in quantum information science and the applications of quantum technologies QSI’s mission is to determine, and bring to fruition, the full capabilities of quantum information technologies.

Dist. Prof. Mingsheng Ying
Prof. Michael Bremner

Prof. Sanjiang Li
Prof. Yuan Feng
Prof. Zhengfeng Ji
A/Prof. Simon Devitt
A/Prof. Chris Ferrie
A/Prof. Troy Lee
A/Prof. Nengkun Yu
A/Prof. Youming Qiao
Dr. Peter Rohde
Dr. Marika Kieferova

(SQA Fellow)

Dr. Yuval Sanders

Dr. Christina Giarmatzi

(SQA Fellow)



Dr. Madhav Vijayan

Dr. Clara Javaherian

Dr. Xiangzhen Zhou

Dr. Ryan Mann

PhD Students:

Darcy Morgan

Greg Bowen

Anthony O'Rourke

Hudson Leone

Gozde Ustun (UNSW)

Shrikara Shankara

Alexis Shaw

Jason Gavriel

Benjamin Whiteside

Arinta Auza

Elija Perrier

Yidong Liao

Nishikanta Mohanty


Afrad Basheer

Sreeraj Nair

Guangxi Li

Xin Hong

Rajith Haththotuwegama

Zhicheng Zhang

Gang Tang

Chuanqi Zhang

Youle Wang

Jington Ge

Bin Cheng

Cahit Kargi

Karl Lin

Tim Scholes

Mauro Morales

Soumya Sarkar

Sam Sutherland (UNSW)

M.Sc Students:

Zhili Chen

Lena Gasser

Honours Students:

John Cu

Karl Rombauts


Macquarie University Sydney

The Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering (MQCQE), seeks to explore and harness the fascinating properties of the quantum world. Modern technologies make use of many basic aspects of quantum science, e.g. the laser, semiconductors etc, and developments based on these basic aspects have fundamentally transformed our society in a myriad of ways. In MQCQE we aim to focus on investigating and utilizing more complex aspects of quantum science, such as quantum entanglement, superposition and quantum interference, to probe the quantum nature of reality in a deeper fashion and to begin to engineer the quantum world to provide new types of functions which surpass, and may indeed, be impossible, using the classical laws of science. These new functions include quantum sensors, quantum simulations and quantum computers.

Prof. Gavin Brennen

Prof. Peter Turner

A/Prof. Dominic Berry

A/Prof. Daniel Burgarth

A/Prof. Alexi Gilchrist

Dr. Zixin Huang 

(ARC DECRA Fellow)



Dr. Pedro Costa

Dr. Mattias Johnsson

Dr. Kerstin Beer

Dr. Eric Howard

Dr. Yumang Jing

PhD Students:

Mauro Morales

Philipp Schleich

Omar Raii

Alexander Hahn

Zsolt Szabo

Anirban Dey

Riddhi Gosh

Dan George

Elisabeth Wagner

Simon Vedl

Omprakash Chandra

University of Sydney

The field of quantum science aims to push the boundaries of our understanding of quantum mechanics and to develop powerful new technologies based on the unique properties of quantum systems. Our group undertakes experimental and theoretical research in quantum science that addresses both aims. We engineer and manipulate complex quantum systems and explore solutions at both the hardware and software levels. We develop a fundamental understanding of quantum systems by incorporating insights from quantum computing, quantum error correction, and all other aspects of quantum information science. At this time, a variety of technology platforms have demonstrated quantum coherent phenomena. Our experimental research efforts focus on two proven systems: spins in semiconductors and trapped atomic ions. These efforts, while distinct, share complementary control techniques and are unified by platform-independent theoretical research in support of the group’s broad interests in quantum science. Our theoretical research tackles the `big questions' in quantum science. Our research program in Quantum Information Theory explores the full spectrum of questions from the foundational, such as 'How does complex behaviour emerge from simple quantum systems?' and 'Is there a physical reality that explains the strange quantum properties like Bell nonlocality?', to the practical, including 'How can we harness the exotic properties of quantum physics, such as topological quantum phases and quantum error correcting codes, to design new technologies like quantum computers?'. Our work is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, and high-profile international research programs in Quantum Information Science sponsored by the US Army Research Office, IARPA, and other domestic and international defence agencies.

Prof. Stephen Bartlett

Prof. Andrew Doherty

A/Prof. Ivan Kassal

Dr. Dominic Williamson

(ARC DECRA Fellow)

Dr. Sahand Mahmoodian 

(ARC Future Fellow)

Dr. Robin Harper

(SQA Fellow)



Dr. Ryan MacDonell

Dr. Angela Karanjai

Dr. Giacomo Pantaleoni

Dr. Thomas Smith

Dr. Abhijeet Alase

PhD Students:

Vanessa Olaya Agudelo

Timothy Evans

Samuel Elman

Samuel Smith

Arkin Tikku

Juliette Soule

Felix Thomsen

Edgar Tanuarta

Mark Webster

Larry Cohen

Nicholas Fazio

Evan Hockings

Xanda Kolesnikow

Nouedyn Baspin

MSc Students:

Mackenzie Shaw

Honours Students:

Cory Atichison

Danny Chacko

Emlyn Evans

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RMIT University Melbourne

Physics at RMIT combines the theoretical with the practical through interdisciplinary teaching and research, supported by collaboration with government and industry, nationally and internationally. Our research and education courses explore experimental and theoretical studies in chemical and quantum physics, atomic and molecular modelling, materials sciences, geophysics, optics and medical physics. You'll have access to purpose-built facilities to support your learning and research.



Dr. Mike Klymenko

Dr. Harini Hapaurachchi

Dr. Chong Son Ho

Dr. Francesco Campaioli

Dr. Martin Cyster

Dr. Jesse Vaitkus

Dr. Valentina Baccetti

Dr. Ben Baragiola

Dr. Nicholas Funai

PhD Students:

Tommy Bartolo

Hugh Sullivan

Yik Kheng Lee

Karen Bayros

Roslyn Forecast

Lucas Mensen

Blayney Walshe

Honours Students:

Joshua Gray

Kyla Rutherford

Julian Greentree

Dominic Lewis

Lucky Antonopoulos



The field of quantum technology is moving fast. Whether you’re an enterprise user working to gain an edge with quantum computing, leading a high-pace quantum tech R&D effort, or discovering our exciting field, you can trust Q-CTRL’s unmatched expertise. We help our customers and partners achieve practical use-cases from real quantum-enabled hardware - all through the power of quantum control.

Prof. Michael Biercuk

Prof. Tom Stace


Griffith University Queensland

Established in 2003, the Centre for Quantum Dynamics undertakes world-leading research in quantum science and technology The Centre comprises both theory groups and experimental laboratories, and features strong collaborations between researchers. Our cutting-edge research encompasses ultrafast quantum processes, quantum computing, quantum networks, quantum metrology, quantum foundations, quantum biophysics and more. The Centre hosts a node of the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and is also home to the Australian Attosecond Science Facility, the only laboratory in Australia where atoms, molecules and materials can be probed on sub-femtosecond timescales.



Travis Baker

Dr. Diego Beltran

Dr. Markus Frembs

Dr. Kiarn Laverick

Dr. Behnam Tonekaboni

Dr. Qi Yu

PhD Students:

Teerawat Chalermpusitarak

Kaiah Stevens

Elliot Coupe

Ingita Banerjee

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Eigensystems works to build tools and material to enable the training of a new, quantum literate population. Just as digital literacy was cruicial during the technological revolution of the late 20th and early 21st century, quantum literacy will be the next big shift in education. Quantum mechanics is not a mystery and it will infuse all aspects of technological life in the coming decades. Training new students to become quantum literate will be of extreme importance for any nation adopting these new technologies.


University of Western Australia

The QUISA (Quantum Information, Simulation and Algorithms) Research Centre, hosted at The University of Western Australia, aims to foster collaboration and entrepreneurship, bringing together academic staff, research students, government and industrial partners to develop innovative quantum solutions to tackle otherwise intractable problems and complex phenomena.

Prof. Jingbo Wang

Prof. Amitava Datta

Prof. Linqing Wen

Prof. Lyle Noakes

Prof. Mark Reynolds

Prof. Michael Small

A/Prof. Du Huynh


PhD Students:

Edric Matwiejew

Gareth Jay

Manoj Kovalam

Phil Pickering

Yusen Wu

MSc Students:

Mark Walker

John Tanner

Daanish Arya

Honours Students:

Tavis Bennett


University of Queensland

The Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (QOQI) Theory Group at the University of Queensland investigates the use of quantum optical systems and others for quantum information applications and fundamental physics. Many of our programs, especially with respect to quantum computation and quantum communications, lie within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. We are also interested in situations in which relativistic quantum information effects emerge.



Dr. Austin Lund


PhD Students:

Lachlan Bishop

Joshua Foo

Joshua Guazon

Deepesh Singh

Matt Winnel

Colin MacLaurin

MSc Students:

Ryan Marshman


University of New South Wales

The School of Physics at UNSW is a national leader of research excellence. For example, in 2020, the school received over five million dollars in external research funding, published over 200 refereed papers and made 90 conferences presentations.

Prof. Robert Malaney

Prof. Susan Coppersmith

PhD Students:

Marcus Goffage

Sam Sutherland

Gozde Ustun


University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has two main activities in theoretical quantum computing – the IBM Quantum Hub at The University of Melbourne which focusses on practical quantum computing/quantum software, and the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology focussed on silicon quantum computing. Academics at the University have developed several subjects in quantum computing for students from non-quantum backgrounds, based on the UoM Quantum User Interface (QUI) system


Monash University

Nature is a tough adversary. For instance, 25 Australians are bitten by monkeys every day [citation needed]. We do our best to put up a fight against the harsh reality that is life. In particular, we characterise the odd behaviour Nature throws at us and try to correct it. In some cases, we show what is sensible to say and what is hard to say about how nature behaves. We work in several different areas and use a variety of tools; each is discussed in some detail on this website. If you'd like to visit, join, or get involved in any capacity shoot us an email. We promise not to bite.



Quantum computers and quantum computation has huge potential to solve wicked problems and deliver massively impactful solutions to Australia and the world, but also brings significant security risks. Problems that would take existing computers millennia to solve might take minutes using quantum computation. Solutions to wicked problems – like understanding how the world works simulating quantum mechanics on a quantum computer, or how to model atomic and molecular interactions from the ground up to rapidly design new therapeutics or materials for space exploration, or how to harvest energy efficiently by understanding how nature does it – might soon be at our fingertips. But the existence of a quantum computer also brings with it new risks. New ultrapowerful computers will be able to easily crack existing and historical cryptographical security measures. There will be need for new cryptographic methods and new quantum communication and computing protocols resistant to quantum attack and with inherent security. If we are to take advantage of this revolution, there is a need for new computational languages, methods and protocols to both access the benefits and mitigate the risks. The Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform will focus on advancing these challenges.

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