UQ Precision Technologies Translation Hub

The University of Queensland Precision Technologies Translation Hub Initiative (PTTH) seeks to enhance real-world outcomes of quantum and precision technologies research at UQ.

The Hub is a joint venture between the School of Mathematics and Physics, and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. It is directed by Professor Warwick Bowen.

The PTTH comprises UQ- and industry-based experts spanning the fields of quantum technology, photonics and electronics, healthcare and medical diagnostics, the resources sector, and the aerospace and defence industries.

Essential role

Precision technologies based on quantum and photonic science have applications in areas ranging from navigation to timing, and chemical and biological diagnostics.

Quantum effects are integral to enhancing the performance and capabilities of these technologies, with research developments currently geared towards improving sensitivity and speed, lowering energy consumption and miniaturising devices.

The PTTH focuses on the physical development of quantum and photonic technologies, and the engineering architectures required for successful field deployment.

Central to the initiative is the establishment of the Optoelectronic Integration Facility (OIF), which enables our researchers to take laboratory proof-of-principle nanotechnologies and integrate them into industry-ready prototypes.