The Team

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Jim leads the Quantum Technologies FSP and contributes to broader CSIRO initiatives in the quantum technologies space. Jim has a diverse background spanning both academia, eg diamond nanotechnology at University of Sydney, and industry, eg Microsoft and Deloitte.

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Katie is the program and project portfolio management support for the FSP. Katie has a diverse background from chemical engineering, to biomedical and biomaterials research, to intellectual property (patents) attorney.

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Ali leads the communications for the FSP and helps us communicate the complexities of quantum with clarity! Ali’s award-winning work across many science domains within the materials and manufacturing space has been published worldwide on TV, radio, print and online.

Scientists on the Project Team

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Andrew is a research scientist at CSIRO with a background in terahertz technologies, including terahertz spectroscopy and fabricating graphene to produce tuneable terahertz electronics. More recently, Andrew has begun working on leveraging intriguing properties of graphene and other 2D materials for quantum devices.

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Dongxi is a Principal Research Scientist in Data61 and working on the hybrid design of post-quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution for quantum-resilient systems, making these security mechanisms benefit from the strengths of each other.

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Hajime leads the Quantum Machine Learning for Cyber Security project applying his extensive expertise in information theory, wireless communications, and artificial intelligence. Over twenty years, Hajime led various industry and public funded projects at CSIRO.

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Josef’s broad expertise is Computer and Network Security, which includes Quantum and Post-quantum Cryptography. Josef participates in CSIRO projects and collaborates with academics from Australia (eg UoW, Monash, QUT) and overseas (eg Polish Academy of Sciences, NTU Singapore, Xiamen University Malaysia, Southwest University China).

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Justine leads the Responsible Innovation FSP and partners with us on initiatives that are focused on how quantum technologies land in the world. Justine has a background in philosophy, ethics and social science.

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Stephen leads CSIRO’s work in quantum communications, with a focus on work in quantum-assured time transfer. His team in Adelaide develops optical systems for satellites and high-altitude airborne platforms.

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Tim van der Laan

Tim leads CSIRO’s functional nanosystems team. The team comprises engineers and physicists who are developing nanomaterial-enabled devices to solve global challenges. Currently they are developing solutions that span water purification membranes, 6G+ telecommunications and superconducting field sensors. Tim’s own work focuses on 2D materials with an interest to developing quantum sensors and devices using this material platform.

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Tony leads the Materials and Process Modelling Team in CSIRO Manufacturing. While his main research focus is computational modelling of plasma processes, he has recently started growing into the field of quantum annealing.

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Usman Muhammad

Usman leads the Data61 Quantum program, which focuses on quantum software, quantum security, and quantum algorithms and applications. Usman has over 15 years of quantum computing expertise encompassing a wide range of topics including quantum information science, quantum processor design and characterisation, and quantum materials.

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Wendy leads CSIRO’s Quantum Device Fabrication Team in Lindfield NSW. She has over 15 years’ R&D experience spanning semiconductor, superconductor and quantum device physics. Her research has a strong focus on improving the sensitivity and scalability of quantum sensors.

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Zhaojun is with Manufacturing BU and UNSW. His research focuses on developing new energy materials for clean energy, environmental, space and mechanical applications. In particular, he has developed the vertical graphene technology for catalysis (such as hydrogen generation) and energy storage devices (supercapacitors and batteries).

More to come soon!