• The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Ben is a quantum physicist, and currently the quantum computing Discipline Leader at the Defence Science and Technology Group, an adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Western Australia and member of the QUISA group. His background is in quantum computation and quantum information science. After many years supporting the Australian Submarine Fleet, Ben now uses his extensive experience in collaborating with academic and defence industry partners, as well as his in-depth knowledge of quantum computation, to enable the Australian Defence Force to take full advantage of the second quantum revolution.

Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Small-scale Quantum Algorithms, University of Queensland

Feb 1999Jun 2002

Award Date: 3 Jun 2003

Applied Computational Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours, Murdoch University

Feb 1994Jun 1998

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

External positions

Discipline Leader - Quantum Computing, Defence Science and Technology Group

Feb 2023 → …

Scientific Advisor (NAVIGATE), Defence Science and Technology Group

Jun 2022Feb 2023

Sonar Sensors Research Specialist, Defence Science and Technology Group

Sept 2014May 2022

Sonar Signal Processing Research Specialist, Defence Science and Technology Group

Oct 2006Aug 2014

Submarine Operations Research Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Group

Feb 2005Oct 2006

Industry keywords

  • Defence
  • Government

Research expertise keywords

  • Quantum information and computation


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