Michelle Simmons


Why is the quest for quantum computers so important? Michelle Simmons, UNSW Scientia Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Computer Technology (CQC2T) explains.


For her pioneering research in quantum physics, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been honoured with a €100,000 international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

Michelle Simmons

For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.

Michelle Simmons _ Scott Farquhar

Atlassian's Scott Farquhar and quantum computing powerhouse Michelle Simmons are among the leading innovators and entrepreneurs heading to San Francisco in June for UNSW’s inaugural Alumni Entrepreneurs and Innovation Summit. 


​Physics World, the magazine of the UK’s Institute of Physics, has named an advance in quantum computing by engineers at UNSW among its global “Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2015”.

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UNSW’s flagship quantum computing project has received a second major injection of funds from Australia’s corporate sector, with Telstra matching a Commonwealth Bank pledge of $10 million.


CBA’s $10 million pledge to support UNSW's quantum computing research sends a powerful message about industry collaboration on world-leading Australian innovation, and builds on major government investment announced this week.


Researchers at UNSW and the University of Melbourne have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, providing a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer.



The first edition of a new scientific journal focusing on the revolutionary field of quantum information research, edited by Michelle Simmons, has been launched by Nature Publishing Group and UNSW.


UNSW Professors Anne Simmons, Michael Frater and Michelle Simmons have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.