Quantum & Nanophotonic Materials

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Quantum & Nanophotonic
Materials
A/Prof Ann Roberts (Physics)
[email protected]
Dr Brant Gibson (Physics)
Dr Tatiana Pinedo Rivera (Bio21)
Quantum & Nanophotonic Materials
Grand challenges
• Materials for new quantum technologies
 Development of novel materials for
new quantum technologies
• Functional nanophotonic materials
 Controlling the optical properties of
materials structured on the nanoscale
• Realisation of potential in applications in
biomedicine, energy, computing and
communication
medicine | quantum & nanophotonics | processing | conservation | energy
Quantum & Nanophotonic Materials
Example Projects
• Placement of single atoms into nano-scaled
electronic devices
 deterministic doping of single atoms in silicon
• Quantum computing
 ‘single electron reader’ for large-scale
quantum computer amenable to massproduction
• Quantum sensing
 nanoscale biomagnetometry in living cells
• The Quantum Dot ‘Spaser’
 combining nanosized metallic structures with
colloidal quantum dots
• Optical antennas
 nanoscale manipulation of light
• Overlap with other themes (and institutes)
medicine | quantum & nanophotonics | processing | conservation | energy
Quantum & Nanophotonic Materials
Seed funding examples
• Metal nanowire metamaterials from anodic aluminum oxide nanotemplates:
towards a practical ‘invisibility cloak’ (2011)
• Nanolens arrays for sensitive high-resolution fluorescence microscopy
• Novel hybrid diamond-metal oxides for advanced electro-optic applications
• Painting with radical dots (2011)
• ‘Theragnostic’ nanodiamonds: fluorescent biomarkers for quantum sensing and
therapeutic delivery in living cells (2011)
• Quantum decoherence imaging for biological systems (2010)
• Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
• Discount access
• Access scheme
medicine | quantum & nanophotonics | processing | conservation | energy
Professor Len Sciacca, Director
Professor Bill Moran, Research Director
Website: www.defencescienceinstitute.com
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Research Themes
Chemical and Biological Defence:
Biodetection, systems biology, health monitoring.
Intelligent Information Systems:
Data and sensor fusion, signal processing,
decision support, human-computer interaction.
Human Protection and Performance: Human factors, human systems.
Energy and Propulsion Systems:
Energy storage, power generation and conversion.
Active Materials:
Complex surfaces, photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, antennas, EM and acoustic signatures.
Sensors: Radar and lidar systems, nanowire devices
including antigen detectors, sensor networks.
Quantum & Nanophotonic
Materials
A/Prof Ann Roberts (Physics)
[email protected]
Dr Brant Gibson (Physics)
Dr Tatiana Pinedo Rivera (Bio21)

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