Associate Professor Jacq Romero is an expert in experimental quantum information. Her research is focused on using higher-dimensional systems for exploring curious quantum physics phenomena and developing future quantum technologies. She is the group leader of the research team Qudits@UQ.
Jacq was born and bred in Manila, Philippines. Hearing her high school physics teacher complain about quantum physics, she became curious and googled “quantum physics”—she has been hooked ever since. She holds BS Applied Physics and MS Physics degrees from the University of the Philippines. She finished her PhD at the University of Glasgow (in sunny Scotland!) where she was a researcher for seven years. In 2015, she moved to Brisbane to join the Quantum Technology group at the University of Queensland. She has received several prestigious national and international awards and is currently a Westpac Research Fellow and a Chief Investigator at the Centre of Excellence For Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS).
Outside work, she is a busy mum to three lovely boys, and an occasional painter. She also loves sharing her research to the wider community,