The ideal candidate will be a physical/inorganic chemist with some detailed understanding of physics and/or magnetism. The field of molecular magnetism is dominated by large groups in Europe and Japan and we would hope to attract a candidate from one of these leading research groups. Such a candidate would be competent in the synthetic lab (although not necessarily expert as this skill will be developed during the PhD) but more importantly have a strong background in physical methods and characterisation, including magnetisation and neutron scattering measurements. The perfect candidate would also possess a degree of understanding of computational methods.
Back to search results
This project aims to develop fundamental enabling technologies that will lead to the use of nanometer-scale magnets as switchable devices within massively powerful quantum computers. It will develop methodologies in the manipulation and control of macromolecular magnetic materials that will lead to self-assembly of magnetic monolayers suited to both qubit registries and extremely high density data storage, key goals in realising usable quantum computers. Drawing upon expertise and experimental facilities present at UNSW, this project will link synthetic chemistry through to device fabrication. The development of such technologies is crucial in continuing the progression of computational power.