Congratulations to CQC²T Chief Investigator, Professor Andrew Dzurak from The University of New South Wales, for being awarded the prestigious 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council.
Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak, from UNSW Engineering, was awarded $2,895,366 to develop a new quantum computer processor. This will resolve issues to market the technology commercially.
“Quantum computing is one of the great scientific challenges of this century. It has important applications in pharmaceutical design, finance and national security,” commented Professor Dzurak, who is also Program Leader for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
The project aims to develop a quantum computer processor based on a new “silicon CMOS qubit” technology developed by Professor Dzurak and his team in 2014 and 2015. These qubits will use the same silicon metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistors in today’s microprocessor chips, so existing production plants can be used to fast-track development.