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EQUS advisory committees 

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee advises the Centre Director and Centre Executive on the direction of research undertaken within the Centre, as well as providing guidance on emerging international trends and scientific developments. The Scientific Advisory Committee is comprised of: 

  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS, Principal of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, and Past-President of both the Institute of Physics and the Optical Society of America, chairs the committee.
  • Professor Alain Aspect, is currently a Prof at Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique. Prof Alain is an Alumnus of École Normal Supériere (ENS) in Cachan and the Université d'Orsay. He has held positions at the Institut d'Optique, the ENS in Yaoundé (Cameroon), ENS in Cachan, ENS/Collège de France, and CNRS. 
  • Professor Rainer Blatt, is currently a Prof and head of the Group at the Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck.
  • Professor John Clarke, is currently a Prof at Department of Physics,University of California, Berkeley. 
  • Professor Birgitta Whaley at Whaley Research Group, University of California, Berkeley. 
Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee assists the Centre Executive by contributing to the development of strategies and vision for the future and by serving as a vehicle for creating better linkages between academia, industry, and government. The Advisory Committee is comprised of: 

  • Professor Christine Williams, current Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland; SheEO at Activator and Chair of Women in Economics Network Queensland and Life Sciences Queensland Limited.
  • Dr David Bird, Defence Science and Technology
  • Dr Bronwyn Evans, current CEO of Engineers Australia; former CEO of Standards Australia; Chair of the Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals; Member of the Australia-Japan Foundation; and VP (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation, ISO. 
  • Dr Ben Greene, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Electro Optic Systems (EOS); and Chief Executive Officer of the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC). ​
  • Dr Gregory J Clark AC, scientist, technologist and businessman. Currently the Chairman of KaComm Communications.
  • Professor Jim Williams, former-Director of the ANU Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering; and Director of UWA, Centre for Atomic, Molecular and Surface Physics (CAMSP).

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.