Engineering the quantum future

A quantum machine is a device constructed from specialised materials, engines, and sensors to fulfill a specific application. It involves complex arrays of electrical, mechanical, and optical components brought together by sophisticated engineering and control.

To build a machine, you must first identify the optimal materials for the machine's functions. Then you design the machine's eyes and ears so it can best sense the world around it. Finally, you need to correctly combine these components and tune the engine. 

Our researchers will realise these three essential tasks for quantum machines through our three research programs. In the designer quantum materials program, they will produce the material building blocks of quantum machines. Meanwhile, through the quantum-enabled diagnostics and imaging program, our researchers will extend quantum diagnostic and imaging systems far beyond their current capabilities. And, in the quantum engines and instruments program, they will integrate the components of a quantum machine into a functioning device. 

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