Dr Nicolas Menicucci is working in the area of quantum simulation which will enable the development of new pharmaceuticals and new materials.
Physics; quantum technology; quantum computing.
Dr Nicolas Menicucci was awarded a PhD in physics at Princeton University in the US and his current research is focussed on developing and implementing revolutionary quantum technology for quantum computing. The potential application of quantum computing and Nicolas’ work is in cryptographic disruption and quantum simulation which will enable the development of new pharmaceuticals and new materials.
Dr Menicucci leads the theory side of an international collaboration involving both theoretical and experimental physicists across four continents. He also collaborates regularly with Australian researchers from three Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. Nicolas has an extensive research track record of published papers and citations and has published in Physical Review Letters and Nature Photonics. He has been successful in attracting research funding from both Australian and international sources, including an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2012. He is also a referee for a number of journals and has been a reviewer for the ARC.
Dr Menicucci was awarded a VC Senior Research Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Science.