Success again for EQUS researchers in National Measurement Institute awards

Congratulations to EQUS CI Professor Warwick Bowen for being awarded the 2020 Barry Inglis Medal from Australia's National Measurement Institute (NMI).

This is the third consecutive year that an EQUS researcher has received one of two prizes awarded by the NMI each year on World Metrology Day.  The Barry Inglis Medal and NMI Prize recognise outstanding achievement in measurement research and excellence in practical measurements, with the latter specifically for people aged 35 or younger. 

In 2019, Dr Maxim Goryachev was awarded the NMI Prize; in 2018, Dr Michael Vanner was a joint winner of the NMI Prize.

EQUS Director Professor Andrew White was thrilled to see another EQUS researcher receive an NMI award. "These awards span the fields of science, engineering and technology, so to have EQUS researchers among the recipients three years running is a great reflection of the impact our research is having," he said.

Professor Bowen leads the Queensland Quantum Optics lab at EQUS, where he and his group undertake research in the quantum physics of micro- and nanoscale optical devices, with the aim of testing fundamental physics and developing quantum technologies for metrology, communication and computation.

Dr Bruce Warrington, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Metrologist at NMI said, "I would like to congratulate Professor Warwick Bowen as the 2020 Barry Inglis Medal recipient, for his role in the development of quantum technologies and innovative practical solutions to the benefit of measurement science.”

The Barry Inglis Medal recognises Professor Bowen’s work developing ground-breaking sensors, enabling the study of individual molecules, medical imaging and mineral exploration. He has partnered with Australian industry to commercialise these technologies, and made an outstanding contribution to health, industry and fundamental research.

Two other EQUS researchers have received NMI awards in the past: Professor Michael Tobar was awarded the Barry Inglis Medal in 2009 and Professor Michael Biercuk was awarded the NMI Prize in 2011.

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Australian Research Council

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