Devin Smith came to the group in 2016, with a broad background in quantum optics for quantum information. His primary research interest is in enabling technologies for quantum information and computation tasks, such as the design of novel photon sources and high-efficiency switches, an important step in the pursuit of the “quantum future”
Prior to his arrival at UoS, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the photonic crystals group at NTT Basic Research Labs, near Tokyo, Japan where he investigated disorder and simulation of quantum systems in coupled cavity systems. He obtained his PhD from the ARC Centres of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) and Quantum Computation and Communication Tecnologies (CQC2T) at the University of Queensland, Australia, in the research group of Andrew White, with the thesis topic of ‘High-efficiency quantum photonics’, a careful study of several foundational experiments in quantum mechanics. His research MSc was obtained from the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada, with the design of down-conversion-based ultrafast photon sources. His undergraduate degree is from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, in Engineering Physics.