Griffith University's strategic research initiative in Physical Sciences combines the research excellence in :
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics has world-leading research in ultrafast quantum processes, quantum information, and quantum foundations, with strong collaborations between its theorists and its experimentalists. Quantum physics at Griffith University was given the highest possible rating of 5 ("well above world standard") in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (2010) assessment by the Australian Government.
The Centre hosts the Queensland Nodes of two Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence: the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and the Centre for Coherent X-ray Science. It is also home to the Australian Attosecond Science Facility, the only place in Australia where atoms and molecules can be probed on sub-atomic timescales.
Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre
Griffith's Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre carries out world-leading academic and commercial research on micro-and nanotechnology problems that are integral to the development of clean and intelligent systems. It has particular strengths in sustainable energy technologies, novel devices and materials, theory and modelling.
The Centre hosts the Queensland Microtechnology Facility where silicon-carbide on silicon substrates have been developed which are unique in the world. These can be used in applications including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and power devices. It also hosts the National Hydrogen Materials Reference Facility and is part of the Australian National Fabrication Facility.
Visitors and students
The Physical Sciences area at Griffith has collaborations throughout the world, and has frequent international visitors. We attract postgraduate students from many countries, with competitive scholarships to cover fees and living allowances. As we continue to grow, we welcome enquiries from all high-performing students, both domestic and international.