Nicolas Menicucci

Dr. Nicolas C Menicucci

Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University
PhD Theoretical Physics (Princeton, 2008)
BS Physics (U New Mexico, 2002)

Dr Menicucci currently holds a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in the School of Science at RMIT University. After completing his PhD in 2008 under joint supervision of Prof Shivaji Sondhi at Princeton University and Profs Michael Nielsen and Gerard Milburn at The University of Queensland, Dr Menicucci secured independent research fellowships in Canada and Australia. From 2008–2011, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2011, he joined the University of Sydney, initially as a University Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a DECRA Research Fellow funded by the Australian Research Council. He joined RMIT in his current role in 2015.

Dr Menicucci’s research expertise includes theoretical quantum computation, quantum optics, and relativistic quantum information. His interests include both quantum technology and fundamental physics. He has published more than 35 papers on these topics and is now recognised as a pioneer and leader in the development of continuous-variable (CV) cluster states as a platform for optical quantum computing. Several breakthrough experiments in this area, including a demonstration by CQC2T collaborators of a 1-million-mode CV cluster state, have demonstrated the potential of these resource states to be made on an immense scale. Such scalability is a key requirement for any quantum computing platform. Dr Menicucci has also contributed key results at the interface of quantum information and relativity, and he currently serves a Council Member of the International Society of Relativistic Quantum Information.

2012: Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)


Role: Work Package Leader

University: RMIT University

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Address: Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology I School of Science | RMIT University I Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

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