Dr Michael Bromley

Senior Lecturer

Physics
Faculty of Science
brom@physics.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51869

Overview

I was born in Brisbane and raised in Darwin. I 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 I was awarded the Australian Institute of Physics' Bragg Gold Medal. I then postdoc'd at Kansas State University (USA) before joining the faculty at San Diego State University (USA) for 6 years. I was awarded a 2010 ARC Future Fellowship to move my computational physics research to UQ to continue my explorations on the quantum mechanics of atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) systems.

Research Impacts

My computational research is aimed at designing novel technologies using ultracold atoms, with a view towards developing the emergent field of atomtronics. This includes the development of atom interferometers for precision measurement (eg. gyroscopes). I also work on fundamental calculations of how atoms and molecules work, to enable experimentalists to precisely control them using lasers, electric, and magnetic fields. Some of my research has involved anti-matter, through trying to understand how positrons (the anti-particle of the electron) interacts with atoms.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, N.Territory
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, N.Territory

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bromley, M. W. J., Grunefeld, S. J., Rossi, J. M., Berengut, J. C., Tang, L. Y., Jiang, J., Cheng, Y. and Mitroy, J. (2015). Complex polarisabilities and hyperpolarisabilities of atoms. In: 29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2015, Toledo Spain, (). 22-28th July, 2015. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/635/9/092078

  • Bromley, M. W. J. and Mitroy, J. (2010). Excited, bound and resonant positron-atom systems. In: XV International Workshop on Low Energy Positron and Positronium Physics, Toronto, ON, Canada, (). 29 July-1 August 2009. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/199/1/012011

  • López-Miranda, J. A., Cabrera-Trujillo, R., Bromley, M. W. J. and Esry, B. D. (2009). Confinement potentials and ultra-cold atoms trapping in atomic chips: A numerical approach. In: XXIX International Conference on the Phenomena in Ionized Gases. XXIX International Conference on the Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Cancún, Mexico, (PA1-3). 2009.

  • Bromley, M. W. J. and Mitroy, J. (2006). Configuration interaction calculations of positron binding to Be(P-3(0)). In: Sergio d’A. Sanchez, Romarly F. Da Costa and Marco A. P. Lima, Proceedings of the XIII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics. 13th International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics, Campinas, Brazil, (42-46). 24-30 July 2005. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2006.01.037

  • Bromley, M. W. J., Mitroy, J., Novikov, S. A., Le, A. T. and Lin, C. D. (2006). Positron-atom bound states and interactions. In: P. D. Fainstein, M. A. P. Lima, J. E. Miraglia, E. C. Montenegro and R. D. Rivarola, Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions: Proceedings of the XXIV International Conference. 24th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (XXIV ICPEAC), Rosario, Argentina, (407-414). 20-26 July 2005. doi:10.1142/9789812772442_0052

  • Mitroy, J, Bromley, MWJ and Ryzhikh, GG (2001). Positronic atoms. In: New Directions in Antimatter Chemistry and Physics. Workshop on New Directions in Antimatter Chemistry and Physics, Cambridge Ma, (199-221). Oct, 2000.

  • Bromley, Mwj, Mitroy, J and Ryzhikh, GG (2000). Configuration interaction calculations of positronic atoms and ions. In: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 10th Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics (Positron Workshop 99), Tsukuba Japan, (47-59). Jul 28-31, 1999. doi:10.1016/S0168-583X(00)00053-7

  • von Bibra, M. L., Bromley, M. and Roberts, A. (1998). Fabrication of passive waveguide devices using focussed ion beam implantation. In: ACOFT'98 proceedings: 23rd Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology. 23rd Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, Melbourne, Australia, (141-144). 5-8 July 1998.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor