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Breaking news!

I’m delighted to let you know that three more distinguished speakers have joined the impressive line-up at the International Conference on Quantum Energy 2023 (ICQE2023).

Joining Professor Gerard Milburn and Dr Alexia Auffèves as keynote presenters for this inaugural event will be:

  • Ermeritus Professor Sir Peter Knight
  • Professor Bronwyn Fox
  • Doctor Amanda Caples

You can learn more about them below.

ICQE 2023, which is dedicated to exploring the role of quantum in addressing the global energy challenges of the future, will be hosted on 4-6 December in Melbourne by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. This three-day event offers a comprehensive cross-disciplinary program dedicated to advancing fundamental understanding and increasing technical expertise in quantum systems for energy harvesting, conversion, storage and transport.

Together with our 20+ invited speakers, the program is set to be as diverse as it is engaging.

Kind regards,

James Quach
International Conference on Quantum Energy Chair
Science Leader in Quantum Science and Technologies
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO

Meet the Presenters

Emeritus Professor Peter Knight

Emeritus Professor Sir Peter Knight is renowned for his profound contributions to the fields of quantum optics, strong field physics and quantum information science. Currently, he is Senior Research Investigator in the Physics Department at Imperial College and Senior Fellow in Residence at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre after retiring from his role as Deputy Rector (Research) at Imperial College in 2010.

Throughout his career, he has held many distinguished positions, including serving as the President of the Institute of Physics and President of the Optical Society of America and Chief Scientific Advisor at the UK National Physical Laboratory. He is also a Thomson-ISI “Highly Cited Author” and current editor of Contemporary Physics. Professor Knight’s distinguished work has resulted in numerous accolades, including a knighthood for services to optical physics. He has also been awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society and is the recipient of the Thomas Young Medal and the Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics. Professor Knight’s outstanding contribution has influenced a generation of researchers, marking him as a leading figure in his field.

Professor Bronwyn Fox

Professor Fox joined CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, in October 2021, becoming the agency’s fourth female Chief Scientist. She is known globally as a leader in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and industry 4.0 technologies, and is passionate about bringing together multidisciplinary teams for collaborative research.

Professor Fox was formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University of Technology and founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. During that time, she established of a world first Industry 4.0 Testlab for additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composites, in collaboration with CSIRO.

Dr Amanda Caples

Dr Caples is the Lead Scientist for the Australian state of Victoria – a role that aligns and connects Victoria’s science, technology and innovation capability with business needs and with government’s economic development activities.

Amanda is Chair of the Victorian Quantum Technology Network which aims to advance teaching, research and industry engagement in quantum technologies. She is a founding Non Executive Director of Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd, a $2 billion commitment to invest in science, technology and innovation with investments to date including the ColdQuanta-Swinburne Quantum Technology Centre and Quantum Brilliance.