Professor Timothy Duty is an experimental condensed matter physicist who leads the superconducting device laboratory at The University of New South Wales. He became keenly interested in the quantum physics of superconducting circuits during his postdoctoral research in Germany and Sweden. During this time, he pioneered development of one of the earliest superconducting quantum bits, and novel methods for control and sensing of single-electron transport. From 2011-2015, he was an ARC Future Fellow, focusing on experiments that elucidate quantum phenomena in nano-scale superconducting circuits which incorporate microwaves fields and strongly-correlated charge transport.

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2011-2017 Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS).

Mentoring and research training

Professor Duty currently teaches first year Physics, and Advanced Condensed Matter Physics for Honours Students at UNSW.If you are interested in working or studying with Professor Duty, please contact him.

PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
Master of Physics, University of British Columbia, Canada
BSc, Virginia Tech, United States
Coupling superconducting devices to sapphire resonators

Grand challenge: Realise new and otherwise inaccessible regimes of physics through the construction of hybrid quantum systems.

Professor Duty is conducting research in partnership with the UWA EQuS node to develop a microwave optomechanical capability, using microwave cavity QED coupling of a Qubit with a high-Q resonator that will become a phonon counting readout to measure the ground state and a variety of Fock states of a mechanical oscillator. The researchers will continue to work collaboratively with experts on qubits and will work towards achieving these goals in 2015.

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