Staff profiles

Chief Investigators

Tyler Neely

ARC Future Fellow / Senior Lecturer

Dr Neely completed his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He then attended the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences. In Arizona, he worked on experiments investigating superfluid vortices and superfluid turbulence in Bose-Einstein Condensates (BECs), in...

Prof Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

Chief Investigator, Professor

Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop has long standing experience with lasers, linear and nonlinear high-resolution spectroscopy, laser micromanipulation, and atom cooling and trapping. She was one of the originators of the widely used laser enhanced ionisation spectroscopy technique and is well...

Chief Investigator, Research Fellow

Dr Mark Baker, from Brisbane, undertook his BSc at UQ, followed by his Honours year at UWA in Perth. He returned to Brisbane in 2001 where he completed a PhD at Griffith University, working on a beamline atom lithography system with metastable states of neon and argon. In 2006 Dr Baker started a...

Matthew Davis

Chief Investigator, Professor

Dr Matthew Davis' research interests are in the area of the quantum behaviour of ultra-cold gases and Bose-Einstein Condensation. He did his undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, before completing his PhD at the University of Oxford in 2001 under...


Postdoctoral researchers

Guillaume Gauthier

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Guillaume completed his PhD at the University of Queensland under the supervision of Dr. Tyler Neely. He now is a postdoc on the DST-Group inertial sensing project.

Charles Woffinden

Charles joins the BEC group from 10 years of experience in industry with Teledyne e2V, where he worked on electrical and electronic manufacturing, systems engineering, earth observation, and R&D of semiconductors and process engineering. Charles completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in...

PhD students

Honours students

Visiting academics

Stuart Szigeti

Research Fellow

Stuart Szigeti is a theoretical physicist, currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) at the University of Queensland. He has extensive experience in the fields of quantum optics and quantum-atom optics, with a...

Michael Bromley


Michael was born in Brisbane and raised in Darwin. He did a BSc at the (now) Charles Darwin University, honours down at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD also at Charles Darwin University for which he was awarded the Australian Institute of Physics' Bragg Gold Medal. He then postdoc'd at...