Event

The Quantum Revolution – Challenges and Opportunities

Event details

Date
Thursday 2 March 2023
Time

6.30PM – 7.30PM AEDT

Location

Zoom Webinar

Cost

Free

Speakers

> Professor Elanor Huntington FTSE
Executive Director – Digital, National Facilities & Collections at CSIRO, Non-Executive Director on the Boards of ATSE, Industry Innovation and Science Australia, SCV, Questacon and Pawsey Supercomputing.

> Professor Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg FAA
Deputy Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Thomas Baker Chair, Laureate Professor and Director of the IBM Quantum Hub at The University of Melbourne.

> Dr Marcus Doherty CSM
Senior Fellow, at the Physics Education Centre and the Department of Quantum Science & Technology, Australian National University. Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Quantum Brilliance Pty Ltd.

FWI-VIC-Quantum 230302

Presented by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) Victorian Division

Quantum physics has been the foundation for many of today’s technological advancements, including the internet, computers, and magnetic resonance imaging. With the ability to isolate, control and sense individual quantum particles, scientists are now unlocking unprecedented capabilities that have the potential to create jobs and economic opportunities across a range of industry sectors.

To date three main types of quantum technologies have emerged: quantum sensing and imaging, communications, and computing. Each technology has distinct characteristics, capabilities, scopes of application and readiness.

Realising these opportunities will require sustained effort from all stakeholders to grow Australia’s quantum technology industry. The challenges relate to how to build our quantum workforce and infrastructure capability, support productive collaboration with local and international partners, and enhance the readiness of governments, society, and end-users for next generation quantum technologies.

Join us to hear from quantum experts Professor Elanor Huntington FTSE, Professor Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg FAA and Dr Marcus Doherty CSM in this free online event.

Speakers

Elanor Huntington
Professor Elanor Huntington FTSE

Executive Director - Digital, National Facilities & Collections at CSIRO, Non-Executive Director on the Boards of ATSE, Industry Innovation and Science Australia, SCV, Questacon and Pawsey Supercomputing.

Professor Huntington was elected a Fellow of ATSE in 2020, an honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 2017 and led the extended Group of Eight (Go8+) Engineering Deans as the first female Chair until 2019.  Prior to joining CSIRO, Elanor was Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University where she helped bring about significant transformation within the College and sector.

Elanor holds a PhD in experimental quantum optics and a Masters in information technology.  She was a Program Manager at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing Technology and her recent research includes the control of quantum systems at the interface between theory and applications.

Lloyd Hollenberg
Professor Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg FAA

Deputy Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Thomas Baker Chair, Laureate Professor and Director of the IBM Quantum Hub at The University of Melbourne.

Professor Hollenberg is leading the development of quantum computer and sensing technology in Australia and is an integral part of an international effort to understand and apply these technologies to real-world problems. His work on diamond-based systems for quantum sensing has focussed on their use in nano and biological applications.

With the recent emergence of quantum computers sparking a global race in quantum software development, he has been a major driver of the engagement of researchers and end-users, leading the establishment of the IBM Quantum Hub. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (elected in 2018) and has received many prestigious awards including the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research (2016), and the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in the Physical Sciences (2013).

Marcus Doherty
Dr Marcus Doherty CSM

Senior Fellow, at the Physics Education Centre and the Department of Quantum Science & Technology, Australian National University. Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Quantum Brilliance Pty Ltd.

Dr Doherty is the Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Quantum Brilliance Pty Ltd. Marcus leads the Diamond Quantum Science and Technology research program of the Laser Physics Centre and his primary research interest is the innovation of solid-state quantum technologies. In particular, technologies based upon the remarkable properties of optical defects in diamond and related materials.

Marcus is internationally recognised as a principal contributor to the emergence of diamond-based quantum technologies, including quantum microscopy, quantum computing and quantum communications. These technologies represent new paradigms of microscopy, computing and communications that have the potential to revolutionise many disciplines of science and technology. He received a Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) for meritorious achievement as the Staff Officer Grade Three for Quantum Technology within Future Land Warfare Branch, Army Headquarters, and delivering Army’s Quantum Technology Roadmap and driving innovation in emerging technology.

Moderator

Sandra Kentish
Professor Sandra Kentish FTSE

Chair of the ATSE Victorian Division and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at The University of Melbourne.

Until recently Sandra was the Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. She has broad interests in industrial separations, particularly the use of membrane technology for energy, food and water applications. She is a member of the Energy Transition Hub and Project Leader within the ARC Hub for Digital Bioprocess Development, the Dairy Innovation Research Hub and the Future Fuels CRC.

Professor Kentish was named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia in 2017 and a Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2018.  She was elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2019 and is an invited Professor at the Centre for Water, Earth and the Environment at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Canada.