Andrew Dzurak

CEO & Founder (Scientia Professor, Laureate Fellow of Australian Research Council, Scientia Professor of Quantum Engineering UNSW. Member Executive Board Sydney Quantum Academy). | Diraq

Andrew Dzurak


"Professor Andrew Dzurak is an innovator and entrepreneur in the global quantum technologies ecosystem, leading teams in both industry and academia. He is CEO & Founder of Diraq (see:, a full-stack quantum computing company employing the silicon CMOS qubits developed by his team at UNSW Sydney over the past two decades. He is also concurrently a Scientia Professor in Quantum Engineering at UNSW Sydney, an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Member of the Executive Board of the Sydney Quantum Academy. Andrew holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Prior to launching Diraq, he was the foundational Director (2007-2022) of ANFF-NSW, the NSW node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility. Andrew was also a key participant over 20 years ago in the establishment of the ARC Centre for Quantum Computer Technology by Professor Bob Clark, which now maintains the world’s largest focused collaboration on silicon-based quantum computing. Andrew, with colleague Andrea Morello, demonstrated the world’s first silicon quantum bits (qubits) in 2012, and over the past decade has developed a naturally scalable qubit technology by reconfiguring the ubiquitous CMOS transistors that make up all of today’s silicon chips.


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