Professor Andrew S. Dzurak

Professor Andrew S. Dzurak

Professor Andrew S. Dzurak

Centre Executive, Scientia Professor of Electrical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Qualification: BSc (Honours and Medal), University of Sydney; PhD, Cambridge (UK)

Prof Dzurak is the Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility NSW, incorporating Australia’s most extensive electron beam lithography capability, a full silicon device process line and a wide variety of nanotechnology tooling. ANFF–NSW is valued at more than $30 million and is crucial to CQC2T’s silicon qubit programs. Andrew is also Principal Investigator on a major contract with the US Army Research Office in silicon-based quantum computing. He is a regular invited speaker at international conferences, and has served on numerous advisory bodies for the Commonwealth Government, the Australian Academy of Science and the Cambridge Australia Trust.

Andrew has been working on silicon qubit concepts since 1998 and directs the Centre’s research in integrated silicon devices for the control and readout of silicon qubits based upon phosphorus dopant atoms. Together with Prof Morello, he has demonstrated the world’s first silicon qubits based on single implanted phosphorus atoms, and developed a new qubit technology by reconfiguring CMOS transistors. Andrew has published 12 papers in the prestigious Science and Nature group of journals, including four seminal papers in Nature that have demonstrated the world’s first one- and two-qubit quantum logic calculations in silicon chip devices. He has published well over 100 scientific papers and is a co-inventor on 11 patent families. His two-qubit silicon logic gate was selected by Physics World, UK as one of the world’s Top Ten Scientific Breakthroughs for 2015.

Recognition
2012: NSW Science and Engineering Award for Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies
2011: Eureka Prize for Scientific Research