Professor Michelle Simmons


UNSW Professor Sally Dunwoodie and her team discovered the potential of vitamin B3 to treat a molecular deficiency causing miscarriages and complex birth defects.


Professor Michelle Simmons, the Australian of the Year, joins nine other Australians admitted to the Royal Society this year.


Michelle Simmons was awarded the fellowship for her pioneering work in the field of quantum computing.

French Minister for Higher Education and Innovation Frederique Vidal

The French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, encouraged deeper collaboration with Australia while learning about some of UNSW Sydney's most innovative projects.



UNSW quantum physicist Michelle Simmons has delivered the 2017 Australia Day address for NSW, urging young people to tackle life's hardest tasks and to strive to be the best they can be.


For her ground-breaking research developing atomic-scale electronics, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Michelle Simmons and Bent Webber

NSW Premier Mike Baird has used part of his Bradfield Oration to praise UNSW Professor Michelle Simmons and her team’s pioneering work developing the world's first quantum computer.