PhD Scholarship in Quantum Technology

Work in quantum technology at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T).

The candidates will design, develop and measure multi-qubit devices, where they will learn a wide range of techniques from single atom manipulation, device processing and optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures.

$31,000 per annum for three years (full-time)

  • This PhD project is open to candidates who demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude for advanced physics
  • Candidates must have a first-class Honours degree or a Masters degree in an area of physics related to quantum technology. A Masters Degree is preferred
  • A letter of recommendation from a recent research supervisor is required
  • Candidates must have permission to study in Australia and to travel to Australia if not already on shore (with current travel restrictions in place, Australian citizens and permanent residents will have an easier time meeting this requirement).

Please apply by emailing a cover letter including your GPA, your transcripts, your experience and how this will support your PhD in one of the projects listed below in further information to alberto.peruzzo@rmit.edu.au

Applications are open now.

Applications will close once a candidate is appointed with intention to start.

We seek an outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidate to work in on the topics listed below at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T). CQC2T, the flagship organisation for Australian research in quantum computing, comprises eight Australian Universities and more than 30 international partner organisations. 

PHOTONIC QUANTUM COMPUTATION: following our recent success in demonstrating high-fidelity, chip-scale optical quantum information processing, this project will extend the work to multi-qubit devices with novel control capabilities. The candidates will design, develop and measure multi-qubit devices, where they will learn a wide range of techniques from single atom manipulation, device processing and optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures. The candidates will work as part of a dedicated team of researchers in this world-leading group.   

NANOFABRICATION OF OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES: following our recent success in demonstrating a novel photonic platform with on-chip optical transmission efficiency above the current industry standard, this project will pave the way to novel optical manipulation for the telecommunication industry. The results of this project are expected to lead to industry-relevant IPs. The candidates will design, fabricate and measure optoelectronic devices, where they will learn a wide range of techniques from cleanroom micro-nano fabrication, device processing and optical measurements. Working as part of a dedicated team of researchers, the candidates will undergo training in world-class micro-nano fabrication facilities.   

ATOM-PHOTON HYBRID QUANTUM PROCESSORS: following our recent success in demonstrating high-fidelity, chip-scale optical quantum information processing, this project will extend the current on-chip capability by adding semiconductor quantum dot integration. This will provide on-chip single photon emission and determine gate operation. The candidates will design, fabricate and measure hybrid atom-photon devices, and they will learn a wide range of techniques from single atom positioning, device processing and electronic and optical measurements at cryogenic temperature. The candidates will work as part of a dedicated team of researchers in this world-leading group.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

For further information, you can email Dr. Alberto Peruzzo via alberto.peruzzo@rmit.edu.au

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