Quantum Brilliance

A team from LIMS, led by Professor Chris Pakes and Dr Alex Schenk, has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant.

A team from La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) will lead a project to develop an atomically-precise technique for manufacturing diamond quantum microprocessors by creating new capabilities in precision diamond growth, atom-scale engineering and surface chemistry.

The project will establish a long-term relationship between La Trobe University, RMIT and Quantum Brilliance, the industry partner.

The team will explore a new approach to quantum computing that will expand the scope of quantum computer applications, including in food production, health and defence – where they can be employed – whilst securing Australia’s position as an emerging global quantum technology market.

The ARC Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations, and other publicly funded research agencies.

In total, La Trobe University has been awarded four ARC Linkage Projects from the 2020 submissions, with an overall awarded amount of just over $2 million and a success rate of 28.57 per cent. This aligns with the national success rate for this scheme in 2020, which was 28 per cent.

Congratulations to all the researchers who were successful in this round and everyone who supported them.