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Professor, UNSW Sydney

Andrea Morello is an electrical engineer and a quantum physicist. He is the Professor of Quantum Nanosystems in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW, and a Program Manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T). His research is aimed at building a quantum computer based on single spins in silicon.

Andrea heads the Quantum Spin Control group at CQC2T. His research is at the forefront of quantum technologies, with the world-first demonstration of single-shot spin readout in silicon [A. Morello et al., Nature (2010)], and more recently the first electron spin quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon [J. Pla et al., Nature (2012)]. Andrea's group is actively pursuing advanced techniques to observe and control the interaction between two qubits and develop a quantum logic gate, as well as the transport of quantum information across a silicon crystal.

In addition to his quantum computing research, Andrea is actively involved in media outreach and education.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, UNSW
  • 2013–2015
    Associate professor, UNSW
  • 2007–2012
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2004 
    Leiden University, The Netherlands, Ph.D. Physics
  • 1998 
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Master's Engineering


  • 2013
    High-fidelity readout and control of a single nuclear spin qubit in silicon, Nature 496, p. 334
  • 2012
    A single-atom electron spin qubit in silicon, Nature 489, p. 541
  • 2010
    Single-shot readout of an electron spin in silicon, Nature 467, p. 687

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society

Research Areas

  • Quantum Information, Computation And Communication (020603)


2011 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research; 2013 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year; 2013 David Syme Research Prize; 2014 NSW Science and Engineering Award