CSIRO announces head of new quantum tech effort

The CSIRO has announced Dr Jim Rabeau as the head of its new Quantum Technologies Future Science platform.

Rabeau will begin as Director on September 6, following a role as Deputy Director at Sydney University’s Nano Institute.

He said in a statement that the new CSIRO Platform aimed to further a quantum technology ecosystem at the organisation and across the nation’s quantum sector, and that the organisation’s multidisciplinary strength could be leveraged to this end.

“I’m excited about CSIRO’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision and see great opportunity to amplify quantum technology and continue to establish innovative opportunities for Australian industry,” said Rabeau.

The nation’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, said “I am confident that with Jim at the helm of the newly established Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform, CSIRO’s quantum research will be in good hands. I look forward to seeing what is delivered.” 

CSIRO’s FSP’s are arranged around various themes and aim to develop “science… that has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries.”

Rabeau’s work has included leading a review of Australia’s semiconductor industry published last year, co-founding Macquarie University nanomaterials spinout LuciGem, and time as Program Manager in Sydney for Microsoft Quantum (Station Q.)

He will be a panelist at the upcoming Trends and Foresights in manufacturing web event, hosted by MYOB and @AuManufacturing. Details are here.

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