CUDOS alumnus announced as new ARC Future Fellow

Dr Chunle Xiong, CUDOS alumnus and former Project leader of the Nonlinear Quantum Photonics flagship project, has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for his project Quantum satellites.

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Dr Chunle Xiong

“The Future Fellowships scheme encourages research in areas of national priority, with preference given to researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration across industry, with other research institutions and with other disciplines,” Acting Chief Executive Officer for the ARC, Ms Leanne Harvey said.

Dr Xiong’s project aims to address the fundamental challenges of developing quantum communication technology in space by performing space qualification of quantum technologies and optimising quantum-key distribution protocols for space applications. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of long-distance quantum key distribution based on continuous variables providing Australia with secure information networks. Expected outcomes of the project include licensing of key patents in building a quantum toolkit for space applications, establishment of collaboration across research institutes anddisciplines, defence organisations and industry partners.