A/Prof. Jean Michel Le Floch

In 2007, he was working as an engineer at XLIM research institute from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Limoges on microwave devices for telecommunication companies. In 2008, he was an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellow with a ARC International linkage scheme in the Frequency Standards and Metrology (FSM) Group located in the School of Physics at UWA in Perth. Then in 2009, he has been appointed with a 3 year position as an ARC APD in the FSM Group then followed by a two year contract as a research associate where his current work involves designing low phase noise oscillators at extremely high frequencies (EHF), and generate very high stable source in millimetre waves. He received one Young Scientist award at the conference on precision electromagnetic measurements (CPEM) and another one at the URSI-General Assembly where he was among the only two Australians who got awarded in 2008. Then, in 2010, he received a Young Scientist Award for his keynote presentation at the Workshop on the Applications for Radio-Science (WARS). Since 2012, he has been appointed at a senior level under the banner of the ARC Centre of Excellence Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), to work on material characterisation of new samples for quantum physics experiments such as spin interactions and single photons at millikelvin temperature. He developed a new technique for addressing spins in semi-conductors using microwave cavities. In 2014, he finally found interest in applying quantum and microwave technologies together for developing sensing instruments as well as looking for new opportunities in biology, and medical domains. He developed hybrid systems for ODMR and strong coupling interface with diamond and nanodiamonds towards quantum information and engineering low-cost MRI sensors of parasites such as malaria and schistosomiasis, two most deadliest parasites on Earth in equatorial regions. In 2015, first, he has been visiting professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and then he took an associate professor position to build a new laboratory in microwave standards at room and cryogenic temperatures for which he received funding from NSFC, and to do precision metrology measurements based on microwave technology to continue his research activity. In 2016, he became IEEE Senior Member. In 2017, he received a second NSFC funding for developing a state-of-the-art room temperature microwave oscillator with Bragg resonance.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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