The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) formed a strategic partnership to support student entrepreneurship, academic collaboration, research projects and joint HDR student training.

Recognising the research expertise and innovation strengths of both universities, UQ and DTU cordially invite you to join a virtual workshop focused on Quantum Technology. The workshop will showcase senior Quantum researchers and PhD students on their research and provide an opportunity to learn about external funding opportunities through the Australian Research Council, Novo Nordisk Foundation, and the Innovation Fund Denmark to support high impact research.

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Photo credit The University of Queensland.  

DTU is a vibrant elite technical university, recognized for its high level of international research and its sought-after graduates. It is a member of Eurotech Universities and ranked first in the Nordic region by Leiden Ranking based on impact indicator of publications. DTU has more collaborative agreements with industry than any other Danish university, and is nationally recognised for supporting student startups through its innovation hub.

AEST Date: Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 September 2021 
AEST Time: 4 - 6pm both days

DNK Date: Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 September 2021  
DNK Time: 8 - 10am both days


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Day One

Time Details
4 – 4:10pm AEST
8 – 8:10am DNK 


Professor Deborah Terry AO, President and Vice-Chancellor, UQ
Professor Anders O. Bjarklev, President, DTU

4:10 – 4:15pm AEST
8:10 – 8:15am DNK

Introduce session and presentation:

Professor Andrew White, Chair 

4:15 – 4:45pm AEST
8:15 – 8:45am DNK

Senior researchers’ presentation (15 mins each)

Optical Quantum Computing and the Quantum Internet 
Professor Timothy Ralph, Faculty of Science, UQ

Clusters and kittens in fibre
Professor Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen, Department of Physics, DTU

4:45 – 5:30pm AEST
8:45 – 9:30am DNK

PhD students’ presentation (15 mins each) 

Squeezed light quantum metrology: Beating the NOON state
Jens Arnbak Holbøll Nielsen, DTU  

Overcoming the repeaterless bound in continuous-variable quantum communication without quantum memories
Matthew Winnel, UQ

Fiber transmission and detection of squeezed states of light with a phase-locked local local oscillator
Iyad Suleiman, DTU

5:30 – 5:50pm AEST
9:30 – 9:50am DNK
5:50 – 6:00pm AEST
9:50 – 10:00am DNK


Professor Andrew White, Chair

Day Two

Time Details
4 – 4:10pm AEST
8 – 8:10am DNK 

Introduce session and presentation:

Professor Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen, Chair

4:10 – 4:40pm AEST
8:10 – 8:40am DNK

Senior researchers’ presentation (15 mins each)

Quantum sensors for applications in life science
Professor Ulrik Lund Andersen, Department of Physics, Center for Macroscopic Quantum States, DTU

Quantum sensing: nanomechanical devices and biological measurements
Professor Warwick Bowen, Director, The University of Queensland Precision Technologies Translation Hub

4:40 – 5:10pm AEST
8:40 – 9:10am DNK

PhD students’ presentation (15 mins each) 

Feedback cooling of mechanical oscillators from room temperature
Angelo Manetta, DTU

Optical-to-mechanical state transfer through feedback
Amy van der Hel, UQ 

5:10 – 5:40pm AEST
9:10 – 9:40am DNK

Funding presentation (5 mins each) 

Innovation Fund Denmark opportunities 
Jens Peter Vittrup, Senior International Advisor, Innovation Fund Denmark

ARC funding opportunities 
Dr Robert Mun, Executive Director, Engineering and Information Sciences, Australian Research Council

Novo Nordisk Foundation funding opportunities 
Kasper Nørgaard, Novo Nordisk Foundation 

UQ Research Office support for research applications and partnerships  
Dr Lucy Buzacott, Research Office (Flagships and International Grants), UQ

EU funding opportunities (Horizon Europe)
Barbara Spano, Office for Research, Advice and Innovation, DTU 

Danish national quantum network 
Ulrik Busk Hoff, Department of Physics, DTU 

5:40 – 5:55pm AEST
9:40 – 9:55am DNK
5:55 – 6:00pm AEST
9:55 – 10:00am DNK


Professor Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen, Chair
Dr Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship), UQ


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For more information about the UQ-DTU Quantum Technology Workshop

Ms Siyu Wang, Senior International Strategist, Global Strategy and Partnerships, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, UQ