A/Prof Matthew J. Sellars

A/Prof of Physics & Engineering
The Australian National University
Australian Research Council Future Fellow

BSc (Hon), PhD Australian National

Program Manager

Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology
Department of Quantum Science (Building 38a)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200

Email: matthew.sellars@anu.edu.au
Tel: (02) 6125 4571


Matthew’s main research expertise is in the spectroscopy of solid-state optical centres and their application to quantum information processing. He held postdoctoral positions at CSIRO and at the Dortmund University, Germany, before taking up a position at the Australian National University in 1998. In 2011 he was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship.
Since 2008 he has been the head of the Solid-State Spectroscopy group within the Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering. The group specialises in studying quantum coherent interactions between solid-state systems and light and applying the results of these studies to develop quantum information processing devices. The group combines precision spectroscopy, advance material development with quantum optics and quantum information processing.

Matthew manages the Solid-State Optical Interface program, which aims to develop quantum memories, sources and detectors utilizing rare-earth doped crystals for quantum communication applications.

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