David Simpson is a lecturer in the physical biosciences within the School of Physics at The University of Melbourne. He obtained his PhD in applied physics from Victoria University in 2008 and has spent the past decade researching and commercialising quantum based technology.
His current research is focused on the development of high resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques using defect centres in diamond. His broader research interests include quantum measurement, nanoscale electron spin resonance, the material properties of diamond and optical techniques to address quantum systems.
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Quantum Magnetic Imaging of Iron Biomineralization in Teeth of the Chiton Acanthopleura hi..
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Not All Fluorescent Nanodiamonds Are Created Equal: A Comparative Study
Philipp Reineck, Leevan Fremiot Trindade, Jan Havlik, Jan Stursa, Ashleigh Heffernan, Aaron Elbourne, Antony Orth, Marco Capelli, Petr Cigler, David A Simpson, Brant C Gibson
Journal article | 2019 | Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Apparent delocalization of the current density in metallic wires observed with diamond nitrogen-vacancy magnetometry
J-P Tetienne, N Dontschuk, DA Broadway, SE Lillie, T Teraji, DA Simpson, A Stacey, LCL Hollenberg
Journal article | 2019 | Physical Review B
We report on a quantitative analysis of the magnetic field generated by a continuous current running in metallic microwires fabric..
Magnetic noise from ultrathin abrasively deposited materials on diamond
Scott E Lillie, David A Broadway, Nikolai Dontschuk, Ali Zavabeti, David A Simpson, Tokuyuki Teraji, Torben Daeneke, Lloyd CL Hollenberg, Jean-Philippe Tetienne
Journal article | 2018 | Physical Review Materials
Sensing techniques based on the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond have emerged as promising candidates to..
Impact of Surface Functionalization on the Quantum Coherence of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds
Robert G Ryan, Alastair Stacey, Kane M O'Donnell, Takeshi Ohshima, Brett C Johnson, Lloyd CL Hollenberg, Paul Mulvaney, David A Simpson
Journal article | 2018 | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Spin properties of dense near-surface ensembles of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
J-P Tetienne, RW de Gille, DA Broadway, T Teraji, SE Lillie, JM McCoey, N Dontschuk, LT Hall, A Stacey, DA Simpson, LCL Hollenberg
Journal article | 2018 | Physical Review B
We present a study of the spin properties of dense layers of near-surface nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond created by nitr..
Magnetically sensitive nanodiamond-doped tellurite glass fibers
Yinlan Ruan, David A Simpson, Jan Jeske, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Desmond WM Lau, Hong Ji, Brett C Johnson, Takeshi Ohshima, Shahraam Afshar, Lloyd Hollenberg, Andrew D Greentree, Tanya M Monro, Brant C Gibson
Journal article | 2018 | Scientific Reports
Nanomechanical Sensing Using Spins in Diamond
Michael SJ Barson, Phani Peddibhotla, Preeti Ovartchaiyapong, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Richard L Taylor, Matthew Gebert, Zoe Mielens, Berndt Koslowski, David A Simpson, Liam P McGuinness, Jeffrey McCallum, Steven Prawer, Shinobu Onoda, Takeshi Ohshima, Ania C Bleszynski Jayich, Fedor Jelezko, Neil B Manson, Marcus W Doherty
Journal article | 2017 | Nano Letters
Room-temperature single-photon emission from zinc oxide nanoparticle defects and their in vitro photostable intrinsic fluorescence
Kelvin Chung, Timothy J Karle, Asma Khalid, Amanda N Abraham, Ravi Shukla, Brant C Gibson, David A Simpson, Aleksandra B Djurisic, Hiroshi Amekura, Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic
Journal article | 2017 | Nanophotonics
Wide-band nanoscale magnetic resonance spectroscopy using quantum relaxation of a single spin in diamond
JDA Wood, DA Broadway, LT Hall, A Stacey, DA Simpson, JP Tetienne, LCL Hollenberg
Journal article | 2016 | Physical Review B
We demonstrate an all-optical approach of nanoscale magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy whereby quantum relaxation (T1) of a sing..
In vivo imaging and tracking of individual nanodiamonds in drosophila melanogaster embryos
David A Simpson, Amelia J Thompson, Mark Kowarsky, Nida F Zeeshan, Michael SJ Barson, Liam T Hall, Yan Yan, Stefan Kaufmann, Brett C Johnson, Takeshi Ohshima, Frank Caruso, Robert E Scholten, Robert B Saint, Michael J Murray, Lloyd CL Hollenberg
Journal article | 2014 | Biomedical Optics Express
Electronic Properties and Metrology Applications of the Diamond NV- Center under Pressure
Marcus W Doherty, Viktor V Struzhkin, David A Simpson, Liam P McGuinness, Yufei Meng, Alastair Stacey, Timothy J Karle, Russell J Hemley, Neil B Manson, Lloyd CL Hollenberg, Steven Prawer
Journal article | 2014 | Physical Review Letters
Detection of atomic spin labels in a lipid bilayer using a single-spin nanodiamond probe
Stefan Kaufmann, David A Simpson, Liam T Hall, Viktor Perunicic, Philipp Senn, Steffen Steinert, Liam P McGuinness, Brett C Johnson, Takeshi Ohshima, Frank Caruso, Joerg Wrachtrup, Robert E Scholten, Paul Mulvaney, Lloyd Hollenberg
Journal article | 2013 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Near-Surface Spectrally Stable Nitrogen Vacancy Centres Engineered in Single Crystal Diamond
Alastair Stacey, David A Simpson, Timothy J Karle, Brant C Gibson, Victor M Acosta, Zhihong Huang, Kai Mei C Fu, Charles Santori, Raymond G Beausoleil, Liam P McGuinness, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, Andrew D Greentree, Steven Prawer
Journal article | 2012 | Advanced Materials
Engineering of nitrogen-vacancy color centers in high purity diamond by ion implantation and annealing
JO Orwa, C Santori, KMC Fu, B Gibson, D Simpson, I Aharonovich, A Stacey, A Cimmino, P Balog, M Markham, D Twitchen, AD Greentree, RG Beausoleil, S Prawer
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Applied Physics
Integration of microwave plasma CVD diamond with optical waveguides: Towards the realisation of diamond-based photonic devices
S Trpkovski, BC Gibson, D Simpson, E Ampem-Lassen, FM Hossain, LCL Hollenberg, S Prawer, ST Huntington, L Bui, A Mitchell, C Kaalund, M Hiscocks, F Ladouceur, JE Butler
Journal article | 2008 | Industrial Diamond Review
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Lecturer – Quantum Physical Biosciences
Doctor of Philosophy
Victoria University of Technology
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Physics)
Victoria University of Technology
Bachelor of Science (optoelectronics)
Victoria University of Technology