Bill Munro

William John MUNRO received his D. Phil degree in Physics from the University of Waikato (NZ) in 1995 and has spent the majority of his career as an industrial scientist in both Hewlett Packard and NTT Basic Research Laboratories. Within NTT BRL he was the founding director of its research center for Theoretical Quantum Physics and a senior member of its technical staff. Joining OIST in 2023, Bill’s research focus in Quantum Science ranges from foundational issues of quantum theory through to applications of quantum technology and designs for their practical realization. His Quantum Engineering and Design (Q.E.D) research unit explores the design and system engineering of quantum technologies with the aim to provide a path from the theoretical concepts to its real-world implementation and exportation. Further Bill is also a fellow of the APS, OSA and IOP.

Experience
July 2023 –
Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan
July 2017 – June 2023
Director, Research Center for Theoretical Quantum Physics, NTT Corporation, Japan
May 2010 – June 2017
Research Specialist, Distinguished Scientist & Senior Distinguished Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
Nov 2000 – Mar 2010
Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist & Principal Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
Awards
2021
Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society
2015
Fellow of Optica
2013
Fellow of the American Physical Society
2009
Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK
2002 - 2018
Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics, UK
1997 – 2000
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Bill Munro
Professor
20 April 1995: D. Phil (Quantum Optics), University of Waikato (NZ)
19 April 1991: M. Sc (1st class honors), University of Waikato (NZ)
14 April 1989: B. Sc (Chemistry and Physics), University of Waikato (NZ)