MELBOURNE, 7 April 2022 – Quantum Brilliance, a German-Australian provider of innovative quantum computing hardware and software, today announced a joint research and development center with La Trobe University and RMIT University to improve the computing power of diamond-based quantum computers with techniques that can scale to high-volume manufacturing systems.
At the new Diamond Quantum Materials Research Center, researchers will focus on taking raw materials and synthesizing, with atomic precision, the basic quantum systems of high-performance and scalable diamond-based quantum microprocessors. The three organizations involved in the hub have state-of-the-art expertise and resources in the field of diamond materials science.
“Through our partnership with La Trobe University and RMIT University, we will develop the manufacturing techniques needed to improve the performance of diamond-based quantum computers to provide real-world solutions for a wide range of industries,” said Dr. Marcus Doherty, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Quantum Brilliance. “The hub is another example of our collaborative research efforts to advance diamond-based quantum technology and bring economic benefits to Australia for years to come.”
The hub is already pursuing several concurrent projects that are paving the way for new diamond-making techniques. These multi-million dollar Australian projects are partially funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Quantum Brilliance.
Further research undertaken in Germany by Quantum Brilliance and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF and the University of Ulm was announced in January. The combination of the hub and this German research consortium brings together the world’s top experts to provide the advanced manufacturing techniques required for diamond microprocessors.
The research center is designed not only to make great strides in the development of synthetic diamond accelerators, but also to create a network of diamond materials science experts for future industry advancements in both countries.
La Trobe University Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement), Professor Chris Pakes said the partnership will leverage the two universities’ expertise in diamond growth, surface imaging and engineering, and combine it with Quantum Brilliance’s strong industrial experience and manufacturing capabilities.
“All three organizations have leading-edge expertise and resources in the area of diamond materials science, making the hub a well-positioned platform to develop new, innovative approaches to advanced manufacturing in this important future industry. “Pakes said.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Vice-President of RMIT, Professor Calum Drummond, said collaborations like this were essential to support future industries. “We appreciate this opportunity to support the development of new technologies, which in turn will grow new businesses here in Victoria,” said Drummond. “Bringing together researchers to support the growth of a new local industry is precisely the type of mission to which we turn.
Today’s announcement was made on the final day of a joint workshop bringing together participants from both universities and Quantum Brilliance team members from Germany and Australia involved in the program. The multi-day workshop aimed to build relationships, share technical knowledge and lay the groundwork for successful implementation of future projects.
Founded in 2019, Quantum Brilliance is a global leader in manufacturing quantum computing accelerators from synthetic diamonds. These systems are unique in the nascent quantum computing industry because they can operate at room temperature and be used on smaller hardware scales, allowing applications in a variety of real-world environments. Quantum Brilliance uses the “impurities” in diamonds, where a carbon atom is replaced by a nitrogen atom in the lattice of the crystal, to generate qubits, the standard bits of a quantum computer.
To learn more about the research center, visit http://www.diamondquantummaterials.com.
About Quantum Brilliance
Founded in 2019, Quantum Brilliance is an Australian-German venture capital-backed quantum computing hardware company that provides quantum diamond accelerators supported by a full stack of software and application tools. Quantum Brilliance’s vision to enable mass deployment of quantum accelerators will propel industries to exploit edge computing applications and next-generation supercomputers. Quantum Brilliance’s international partnerships span North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, working with governments, supercomputing centers, research organizations and industry leaders.
About La Trobe University
For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has transformed people and societies. The University works collaboratively across disciplines and with partners to develop new ways of thinking and conducting research – constantly seeking new ways to engage and better serve its partners and communities, build relationships and develop solutions to the problems facing society. La Trobe is firmly positioned in the top 400 of the world’s three major university rankings. In 2021, the respected Times Higher Education World Rankings placed La Trobe 218th in the world, marking the second year in a row that the university has been named in the world’s top 250.
About RMIT University
RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and business, with 96,277 students and nearly 10,000 employees worldwide. The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work. RMIT is truly global. In addition to three Melbourne campuses, it has two campuses and a language center in Vietnam and a research and industrial collaboration center in Barcelona, Spain. Programs are also offered through partners located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and mainland China, among others, with research and industry partnerships on every continent.
Source: Quantum Shine