Chief investigator

Dr Alberto Peruzzo

Vice Chancellor’s and DECRA Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering, RMIT University
Senior Lecturer, DVC and DECRA Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, joint Engineering-Physics, University of Bristol
Ph.D. in Physics,University of Bristol
Master degree in Computer Engineering, University of Padova
Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, University of Padova
Project Manager Junior in pharmaceutical and chemical plants design
Email: alberto.peruzzo at

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Raj Patel

Raj received his undergraduate degree from the University of Warwick, U.K., in 2006 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. U.K., in 2010. His Ph.D. research topic was on the subject of quantum dot sources of single, indistinguishable, photons. His research highlights include the first demonstration of indistinguishable photons from an LED and nonclassical interference of photons from remote quantum dots. Following a short stint as a postdoc in Cambridge and as a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, U.K., he spent four years as a postdoc in the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University. Notable research outcomes include the demonstration of multiqubit controlled logic gates. His current research interests include quantum light sources, quantum dots, quantum computing, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and nanophotonics.

Email: raj.patel at

Robert Chapman

Robert finished his Master in Science at the University of Bristol (UK) in 2013, completing his Thesis on quantum photonic device control with the Centre for Quantum Photonics. He joined the newly formed Quantum Photonics Lab at the University of Sydney in November 2013 and started his Ph.D. with the group in July 2014. His research interests include quantum information, quantum simulation and photonics. Robert completed his PhD at RMIT in January 2018 and is continuing to work at with the QPLab as a Postdoctoral researcher.

Email: robert.chapman at


PhD students

Jean-Luc Tambasco

Jean-Luc is an electrical engineer who received his degree from RMIT In 2012. He is currently doing his PhD in integrated quantum optics. Originally from photonics, he joined the Quantum Photonics Lab at RMIT University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optics, nonlinear optics and photon sources.

Email: s3332080 at

Akib Karim

Akib completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree with a Physics and Chemistry double major in 2014. He is currently undertaking honours in Quantum Photonics with the ultimate aim of moving to a PhD. His research interests include Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Simulation and Photonics.

Email: akibkphysics at

Inna Krasnokutska

Inna completed her Master in Nanomaterial Physics (Ukraine) in 2011 and Master in Optics at the University Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2013. Her research interests include quantum optics, quantum computing and photonics.

Email: s3583610 at

Sulien Rigby

Sulien is due to complete his Bachelors degree of Engineering/Computer Science at the end of 2017. Interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics, micro-controller design and implementation, and network security. Sulien is soon to start his PhD in the Quantum Photonics Lab in March 2018.

Email:  s3436413 at



Undergraduate and Master’s Students

Ananya Mellekatte Subhash

Master’s student in Engineering

Email: s3642841 at


Mac Kim

Undergraduate student in Applied Science and Nanoscience

Email: s3334389 at


Technical staff

Desmond Lau

Desmond is the technical officer in the newly created CQC2T Labs. He completed his PhD in 2009 in developing carbon related materials at RMIT University. He has subsequently postdoc position at RMIT University and at The University of Melbourne where he worked on single photon emitters in diamond. He has experience in single photon optics, electron microscopy and other fabrication/characterization techniques.

Email: desmond.lau at





Reece Nixon-Luke

Email: reece.nixon-luke at






Arwen Pagon

Email: arwen.pagon at





Former group members

Harrison Ward (Undergraduate student 2017-2018)

Giacomo Pantaleoni (PhD student 2017-2018)

Xijun (Gordon) Li (Postdoc 2017-2018)

Andreas Boes (Postdoc 2016-2017)

Cameron Hamilton (Research staff 2016-2017)

Zixin Huang (PhD student 2014-2016)

Daniel Naoumenko (Honours student 2015)

Frank Paino (Honours student 2015)

Angus Johnson (Talented student program 2015 @ QPL)

Kehuan Shi (Talented student program 2014 @ QPL, School of Physics summer scholarship 2014, and Senior year Special project 2015)

Owen Brasier (Research staff 2014-2015)

Alex Hung (Talented student program 2014 @ QPL and School of Physics summer scholarship 2014)

David Merrick Long (Talented student program 2014 @ QPL)

Ryan Thomas (Talented student program 2014 @ QPL)