Bright young scientist selected for international summit in Singapore

After making it through two selection rounds, EQuS postdoctoral research fellow Carlo Bradac was successful in his application and will now be attending the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore, January 2016.

International attendees at the summit, which this year is themed Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World, include a combination of young researchers, primarily PhD students and post-docs, and eminent science and technology leaders.

“Being selected for the Global Young Scientists Summit 2016 is a great honour,” says Carlo. “At the Summit, scientists from all over the world gather to discuss advancement in science and technology with a clear driving motor: to exchange new ideas, inspire each other, and tackle the major global challenges of our present and future societies.”

His research on the colour centres of nanodiamonds – atom-like impurities incorporated into diamond nanocrystals that are up to 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair – has several potential uses within the field of nanotechnology. These nanodiamonds possess unique quantum properties and are the only known room-temperature quantum systems, making them potentially useful in a vast array of areas ranging from quantum information technology, to life science and biomedical therapeutics.

“Dr Carlo Bradac’s selection is an extraordinary recognition of his already considerable research achievements,” said Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

“His work with nanodiamonds demonstrates Macquarie’s long-existing expertise researching and developing innovative technologies with world-changing impact.”

Learn more about Carlo’s research.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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