Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak

Scientia Professor in Quantum Engineering


Telephone:     +61 2 9385 6311

Fascimile:      +61 2 9385 5114


Room:             J12, Newton Building


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Affiliated Positions


  • PhD, University of Cambridge, UK, 1993
  • BSc(Hons), University of Sydney, 1987

Awards and Honours

  • NSW Science & Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies, 2012
  • Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, 2011
  • Scientia Professor, UNSW, 2010
  • Finalist, Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, 2006 & 2007
  • ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1996
  • Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, UNSW, 1994
  • Emmanuel College External Research Studentship, Cambridge, 1989
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, 1988
  • University Medal in Physics, University of Sydney, 1987

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Director, Qucor Pty Ltd
  • Co-Chair, ICONN 2010 - International Conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (2010)
  • DIISR – NCRIS Roadmap Review, Expert Working Group on Frontier Technologies (2008)
  • Member, Scholarship Selection Committee, Cambridge Australia Trust (2006-2010)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, Professor, 2005 - Present
  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, Associate Professor, 2002 - 2004
  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, Senior Lecturer, 2000 - 2002
  • UNSW, School of Physics, ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996 - 2000
  • UNSW, School of Physics, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1993 - 1994

Teaching Areas

  • Electronics
  • Solid State Devices

Research Interests

Prof. Andrew Dzurak leads the program in the development of silicon-based qubits at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary grouping of engineers, physicists and information theorists aimed at developing a prototype solid-state quantum computer in silicon – in which the quantum bits (or qubits) are single phosphorus atoms. Quantum computing offers the possibility of exponential speed-up of important algorithms, such as decryption and database search. Professor Dzurak is the Principal Investigator on a major silicon qubit program funded at a level of $1M per annum by the US Army Research Office and the US National Security Agency.

Professor Dzurak is also the Director of UNSW’s Semiconductor Nanofabrication Facility, which hosts the NSW state node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). ANFF was established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and links 7 university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication facilities.

Key Areas of Research include:

  • quantum computation
  • nanofabrication technologies
  • silicon nanoelectronics
  • single electron transistors

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