Silicon Quantum Computing

Our Team

Our Team
Our Team

State-of-the-art facilities and specialist equipment are an integral part of our success – but that’s just half the story. Our achievements will be delivered by the brilliance, insight and hard work of our devoted team – hand-picked from across the globe to help change our world.


Michelle Simmons AO

  • Director Silicon Quantum Computing
  • Director Centre of Excellence
  • Editor-in-Chief, Nature Quantum Information

Scientia Professor Simmons has pioneered a powerful technology for creating electronic devices in silicon with atomic precision. Her team has developed the world’s first single-atom transistor, the world’s narrowest conducting wires and have demonstrated the ability to encode information on single atoms with record fidelity, spin relaxation and coherence times.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the UK Institute of Physics, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and of the Australian Academy of Science.

  • Australian of the Year
  • Asia Pacific 2017 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate
  • US Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Experimental Nanotechnology

Sven Rogge

  • Scientia Professor of Physics at UNSW Sydney

Professor Rogge joined CQC2T in 2011 and in 2014 was awarded a Scientia Professorship in recognition of his research performance.  He manages the experimental Silicon Qubit Environment and Interface Program which aims to understand the impact of the environment on the orbital and spin properties of qubits, including that of decoherence processes. Sven has made significant advances in understanding the physics of spin defects in semiconductors and their potential for quantum applications. He has published more than 130 articles and more than 3,000 citations.

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS)
  • ARC Future Fellow
  • Fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Rajib Rahman

  • Associate Professor of Physics at UNSW Sydney

Associate Professor Rajib Rahman is an expert in the atomistic simulation of silicon quantum bits. He has developed modeling techniques and computational software to understand silicon qubits and their interaction with the nanoscale environment. His work has propelled the experimental understanding of single-atom electronics in silicon. Dr. Rahman joined UNSW Physics in 2019 from Purdue University, USA.

Joris Keizer

  • Senior Research Fellow 

Joris is widely respected as an expert in atomic scale quantum device fabrication. In addition to his work with SQC, he is currently developing 3D fabrication techniques for error correction in the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Team members

Our team represents a diverse group of individuals from across the globe. Their collective hard work and vital contribution has allowed us to achieve every milestone and breakthrough.
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