Employment

PhD Scholarship in Quantum Technology at RMIT University

Enquiries To: alberto.peruzzo@rmit.edu.au

Start Date: 27/05/2021

Node(s): RMIT University

School / Faculty: CQC2T

Institution: RMIT,

Instituion City/Country: Melbourne

Role: PhD Student

1st Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Peruzzo

Scholarships: PhD Scholarship in Quantum Technology

The candidate 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.

Value and duration

$31000 per annum for three years (full time)

Number of scholarships available

One (1)

Eligibility

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 supportive 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.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter including your GPA, your transcripts, experience and how this will support your PhD in one of the projects listed point 10 (further information).

Open date

Applications are open now

Close date

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

Further information

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 determining 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.

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

Terms and conditions

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

Contact

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