Researcher biography

Timothy’s PhD research at the Queensland Quantum Optics Lab is developing a nanomechanical computer architecture, where tiny vibrations called phonons are used instead of electricity to perform computation. Compared with traditional electronics, phononic circuits promise far lower power consumption and far greater radiation tolerance. These properties lend themselves to applications such as ultra-efficient information processing and robust computation in satellites. Prior to his PhD Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) from the Australian National University.