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Biography

James (Jim) Rabeau leads the Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform, a CSIRO-wide initiative to establish and grow new capability in the cutting edge field of quantum technology.

Jim has a background in both academia and industry, including most recently as a Professor in Physics and Deputy Director at the Sydney Nano Institute at the University of Sydney. Prior to that, Jim was Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Quantum based in Sydney and also worked at Deloitte as a consultant.

Jim's research interests have had many common elements, including one particularly special element: carbon ... in the form of diamond.
His research has ranged from the fabrication and characterisation of diamond grown by chemical vapour deposition in a microwave plasma to the use of nanodiamond particles containing single-atom impurities as quantum sensors. Jim retains an Honourary Professor position at the University of Sydney where he continues to collaborate on quantum-related research projects.