Dr Francis Bennet's field of expertise is Adaptive Optics and he is an Instrumentation Scientist in the ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Dr Bennet's research focus is on leading a unified effort to capture a key translation opportunity for which our university is uniquely positioned. Dr Bennet aims to deploy ANU-developed quantum technology augmented by advanced adaptive optics to demonstrate a space-based high-speed, global, inherently secure data network which can have a significant positive impact on global information security.
The ANU Translational Fellowship Program will assist Dr Bennet with accelerating work with key partners, building a focussed, collaborative research program, and translate the results into the commercial and defence sectors. Dr Bennet was awarded The ANU Translational Primer grant in 2017.