PROF David Jamieson

PROF David Jamieson


  • Condensed Matter Physics (Ion beam modification of materials, Technology Computer Aided Design)
  • Ion Beam Physics (Ion Beam Physics, ion implantation, focused ion beams, microprobes, ion beam analysis, semiconductors, charge injection in semiconductors)
  • Nanoscience/technology
  • Quantum Computing (Quantum Computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics, diamond, silicon)



  • David is a Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Chief Investigator of the Victorian node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology. This Centre, which consists of more than 100 staff along the east coast of Australia, is working on new ways of storing and processing information using the strange laws of quantum mechanics. He completed his PhD in physics at the University of Melbourne in 1985 and then spent 4 years working overseas at Caltech (USA) and the University of Oxford (UK) as a postdoctoral research fellow. He has been a finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching and has published over 200 papers in scientific journals and one book. In the Einstein International Year of Physics 2005 he became President of the Australian Institute of Physics, a role he filled until the end of 2006.   


Member of

  • Institute of Physics, London. Fellow 2005 -
  • Australian Institue of Physics. Fellow, Immediate Past President 1989 -
  • American Physics Society. Full Member 1986 -
  • Boemishe Society. Member 1986 -
  • Planetary Society. Member 1984 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1979

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 2005
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, 2003
  • Universitas 21 Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 1998



Available for supervision

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