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PhD Scholarship - Scalable and reversible computing with integrated nanomechanics

Apply now Job No:510807
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($28,092.00 - $28,092.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia

School of Mathematics and Physics 

The University of Queensland is recognised nationally and internationally for its research programs across a broad area of mathematics and statistics, and is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in Queensland. The School of Mathematics and Physics hosts several research centres and is an active partner in a number of multidisciplinary research groups both within and external to the University. Our staff are recognised internationally for their active and dynamic research programs across a wide range of areas in mathematics.

The University of Queensland is one of the top three universities in Australia, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of research fields. In addition to providing excellent potential for interdisciplinary research, the University is located in the vibrant riverfront city of Brisbane, whose sub-tropical climate, cultural diversity, and proximity to coastal regions make it an attractive environment in which to live.

About This Opportunity

Project Summary

Exciting opportunity to join a world class team at the Queensland Quantum Optics Lab. This is an earmarked scholarship to support Category 1 project grants and is funded in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Project Description

This project aims to build the first scalable computing architecture based on nanomechanical motion, integrated on a silicon chip and proven in harsh environments. This could extend the performance of computers in space and high-radiation environments, e.g allowing robust satellite stabilisation. The project will leverage our know-how in phononics and nanofabrication to enable previously unprecedented control of nanomechanical motion, and exquisitely low energy dissipation. It aims to construct a nanomechanical processor capable of digital servo control, built from nanomechanical waveguides, transistors, logic gates and analogue-to-digital converters. It will also develop reversible logic gates, a key step towards ultralow-power computing.

The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) and undertakes research in both fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and advanced quantum technologies with future applications in metrology, communication and computation.

For further information on scholarships please refer to: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/

Living stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 

Scholarship duration: 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Warwick Bowen wbowen@physics.uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To apply for this admission and scholarship please visit – https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/earmarked-scholarships-support-category-1-project-grants

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