Team Members

Principal Investigator
Andreas Wallraff
Andreas Wallraff

Since January 2012 Andreas Wallraff is a Full Professor for Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich. He joined the department in January 2006 as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in January 2010. Previously, he has obtained degrees in physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K., Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany and did research towards his Masters degree at the Research Center Jülich, Germany. Read more

+41 44 63 37563
andreas.wallraff@phys.ethz.ch
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qudev.phys.ethz.ch
Senior Assistant
Jean-Claude Besse
Jean-Claude Besse

Jean-Claude Besse is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined our group in February 2016 to conduct a PhD thesis, with a focus on quantum optics interactions in superconducting circuits. After successfully defending his thesis in January 2021, Jean-Claude remained with the Quantum Device Lab as a PostDoc and since December 2021 as a Senior Assistant. Previously, Jean-Claude worked on cavity optomechanics in the Painter lab at Caltech and on nanomechanical structures for quantum dots coupling with Imamoglu's group at ETH. Read more

+41 44 63 32504
jean-claude.besse@phys.ethz.ch
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Christoph Hellings
Christoph Hellings

Christoph Hellings joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2019 as a Postdoc and has been a Senior Assistant since September 2022. He obtained his PhD degree from TU Munich, where he worked on signal processing methods for wireless communication systems as well as on algorithms for nonconvex optimization. His research at the Quantum Device Lab includes signal processing aspects in superconducting circuits and the implementation of high-fidelity quantum logic gates as well as their application in quantum error correction and noisy intermediate-scale quantum algorithms.

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+41 44 63 37124
christoph.hellings@phys.ethz.ch
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Sebastian Krinner
Sebastian Krinner

Sebastian Krinner joined our group in January 2016 with focus on digital and analog quantum simulation. In 2018, he won the prestigious Lopez-Loreta Prize, and with it a five-year research grant worth 1 million Euros. Previously, during his PhD in Tilmann Esslinger's group at ETH, he worked on quantum transport of ultracold atoms and quantum simulation of devices. For this work, he was awarded an ETH medal and the Chorafas prize 2015. Read more

+41 44 63 33116
sebastian.krinner@phys.ethz.ch
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Marek Pechal
Marek Pechal

Marek Pechal is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2020 as a Senior Assistant specializing on superconducting circuit design. After obtaining his bachelor's degree from the Charles University in Prague, Marek had worked in the Quantum Device Lab on a semester thesis and a master thesis project, continuing with a PhD project which he completed in September 2016. Read more

+41 44 63 32504
marek.pechal@phys.ethz.ch
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Postdocs
Ilya Besedin
Ilya Besedin

Ilya Besedin joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2022 as a Postdoc with a focus on quantum computing with superconducting qubits. He obtained his PhD in April 2022 working on metamaterials built from superconducting qubits, and gates on transmon and fluxonium qubits in Alexey Ustinov's group in MISiS in Russia.

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ilya.besedin@phys.ethz.ch
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Anatoly Kulikov
Anatoly Kulikov

Anatoly Kulikov joined the Quantum Device Lab as a PostDoc in January 2021 with focus on quantum communication using superconducting circuits. After receiving his BSc and MSc degrees in theoretical physics from St. Petersburg State University, he joined the SQD Lab in the University of Queensland, Australia for PhD to work with in-situ control over superconducting qubits.

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+41 44 63 37296
anatoly.kulikov@phys.ethz.ch
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James O'Sullivan
James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan joined the Quantum Device Lab in February 2021 as a postdoc with focus on quantum optics interactions in superconducting circuits. He obtained an MPhys degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in quantum condensed matter physics from University College London, during which he focused on coupling superconducting resonators to ensembles of spins to create a quantum memory.

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+41 44 63 39101
james.osullivan@phys.ethz.ch
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Andrés Rosario
Andrés Rosario

Andrés Rosario joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2019 as a Postdoc with focus on hybrid quantum systems combining semiconductor quantum dots with superconducting circuits. During his PhD in Arkady Fedorov's group at the University of Queensland, he studied waveguide QED phenomena with superconducting circuits, with a particular focus on nonreciprocal devices.

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+41 44 63 30649
andres.rosario@phys.ethz.ch
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PhD Students
Ekaterina Al-Tavil
Ekaterina Al-Tavil

Ekaterina Al-Tavil joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2019 as a PhD student with focus on hybrid quantum systems combining semiconductor quantum dots with superconducting circuits. During her Master's she worked in the Quantum coherence lab with Nicolas Roch on Travelling wave parametric amplifiers made from superconducting circuits. Ekaterina obtained her Bachelor degree from the Polytechnical University of Saint Petersburg and her Master of science in Nanophysics from University of Grenoble Alpes.

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+41 44 63 39101
ekaterina.altavil@phys.ethz.ch
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Dante Colao
Dante Colao

Dante Colao joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2019 for a PhD thesis, after receiving his MSc from CentraleSupélec and BSc from UFRGS. His research focuses on scaling up quantum processors as part of the OpenSuperQ project.

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+41 44 63 32292
dante.colao@phys.ethz.ch
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Kieran Dalton
Kieran Dalton

Kieran Dalton is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2022 for a PhD thesis. He previously completed his MSc in Physics at the University of Cambridge, with a master’s project on quantum computational chemistry.

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kieran.dalton@phys.ethz.ch
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Alexander Grigorev
Alexander Grigorev

Alexander Grigorev joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2022 for a PhD thesis with focus on quantum optics interaction in superconducting circuits. He obtained his Master's degree in a joint project of NUST MISIS and KIT IPE during which he was working on correlation measurement of superconducting circuits using RFSoC devices. After that, he spent a year working at Oxford Quantum Circuits as an FPGA Engineer.

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+41 44 63 30649
alexander.grigorev@phys.ethz.ch
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Johannes Herrmann
Johannes Herrmann

Johannes Herrmann joined our group in May 2018 to conduct a PhD thesis. His research focuses on the electrical hardware components for quantum computing. Prior to joining our group, he obtained a degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen and a degree in applied physics from Keio University in Japan.

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+41 44 63 33116
johannes.herrmann@phys.ethz.ch
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Michael Kerschbaum
Michael Kerschbaum

Michael Kerschbaum is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He started as a PhD student in November 2020. Michael previously conducted a semester project and a master thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics) in our group.

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+41 44 63 37192
michael.kerschbaum@phys.ethz.ch
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Nathan Lacroix
Nathan Lacroix

Nathan Lacroix started as a PhD student in September 2020, with a focus on near term quantum algorithms and quantum software development. He previously conducted his master thesis in our group on the topic of variational quantum algorithms using a continuous gate set.

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nathan.lacroix@phys.ethz.ch
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Stefania Lazăr
Stefania Lazăr

Stefania Lazăr is conducting a Phd-thesis at the Quantum Device Lab. She first joined our group in summer 2016 during a two-month internship and continued to work with us as a research assistant. She received her Bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from the University of California in Berkeley, USA.

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+41 44 63 32294
stefania.lazar@phys.ethz.ch
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Graham Norris
Graham Norris

Graham Norris started as a PhD student in October 2018, working on the OpenSuperQ project with a focus on 3D integration. Before, he supported us as a Research Assistant. He previously conducted Semester- and Master-thesis projects within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics) in our group.

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+41 44 63 32292
graham.norris@phys.ethz.ch
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Ants Remm
Ants Remm

Ants Remm joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2017 for a Master-thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics). He was  in our group for a semester project as part of his Master education. He has previously worked as a research assistant. In autumn 2018 he started as a PhD student in our group.

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+41 44 63 37192
ants.remm@phys.ethz.ch
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Kevin Reuer
Kevin Reuer

Kevin Reuer started as a PhD student in June 2019, working on quantum optics interactions in superconducting qubits. Before, he worked on our FPGA-based systems as a Research Assistant. He previously conducted a master thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics) in our group.

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+41 44 63 33481
kevin.reuer@phys.ethz.ch
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Colin Scarato
Colin Scarato

Colin Scarato joined the Quantum Device Lab in March 2020 to carry out his master's thesis internship, and is currently continuing his activity as a PhD student. He previously received master's degrees at INSA Lyon and the University of Paris. His research focus is quantum machine learning using superconducting qubits, as part of the Quromorphic collaboration.

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colin.scarato@phys.ethz.ch
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Yongxin Song
Yongxin Song

Yongxin Song is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He rejoined the Quantum Device Lab in July 2022 for a PhD thesis. Previously, he participated in an advanced QuanTech Workshop within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering) in February 2020. Afterwards, he worked in the Quantum Device Lab on a semester thesis and then on a master’s thesis. In addition, he was supporting us as a Research Assistant during March and April 2020 and from January to March 2022.

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+41 44 63 37192
yongxin.song@phys.ethz.ch
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Simon Storz
Simon Storz

Simon Storz joined the Quantum Device Lab in January 2017 as a research assistant. He has previously worked as a Master-thesis student (Msc ETH Physics) in our group.Since July 2018 he is continuing his activity as a PhD student in our group.

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+41 44 63 32294
simon.storz@phys.ethz.ch
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François Swiadek
François Swiadek

François Swiadek joined the Quantum Device Lab in August 2019 for a PhD thesis. His research focuses on superconducting quantum computing. Previously, François worked on cavity optomechanics at Thales, on nanophotonic cavity QED with Lukin's group at Harvard and on a trapped-atom clock at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at ENS Paris. He obtained a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from ESPCI Paris, and completed a Master of Science at ENS Paris.

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+41 44 63 33116
francois.swiadek@phys.ethz.ch
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Administration & Project Management
Francesca Bay
Francesca Bay

Francesca Bay is the Teamleader Administration and Project Management at the Quantum Device Lab, which she joined in 2010. She is also coordinating the financial and administrative aspects of the Quantum Center at ETH Zurich since its inauguration in 2020 and the Superconducting Circuits group of the ETH Zurich-PSI Quantum Computing Hub. Francesca holds a PhD from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich and a CAS in Research Management from the University of Bern.

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+41 44 63 37037
francesca.bay@phys.ethz.ch
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Administrative Assistant
Cindy Donati
Cindy Donati

Cindy Donati joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2018. She worked in various administrative positions as well as in the public relations for the University of Lucerne and did further educations in the area of languages, HR and sports.

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+41 44 63 32335
cindy.donati@phys.ethz.ch
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Web Developer
Kuno Knapp
Kuno Knapp

Kuno Knapp joined the Quantum Device Lab in June 2021 as a web developer for our group website. After having conducted a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics) during the Fall Semester 2021, Kuno is continuing his collaboration with QuDev by investigating the characteristics of tantalum as a base metal layer as part of his master’s thesis in the Spring Semester 2022.

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kknapp@student.ethz.ch
Engineers
Abdulkadir Akin
Abdulkadir Akin

Abdulkadir Akin joined our group as a postdoc in October 2016. The focus of his research is on the design and implementation of very-high-speed and efficient FPGA-based systems to achieve real-time quantum information processing. Kadir obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2015 from EPFL, Switzerland, and stayed there as a postdoc in the Microelectronic Systems Laboratory, before joining our group. During his time at EPFL, Kadir developed several real-time FPGA-based multiple-camera systems for advanced video-processing applications.

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+41 44 63 33626
abdulkadir.akin@phys.ethz.ch
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Mohsen Bahrami Panah
Mohsen Bahrami Panah

Mohsen Bahrami Panah is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab as a Technical Expert specialized in device micro- and nano-fabrication in September 2021. Prior to this position, Mohsen was the head of the cleanroom processes at LSPR AG in Zürich since October 2015. Read more

+41 44 63 37134
mohsen.bahrami@phys.ethz.ch
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Alexander Flasby
Alexander Flasby

Alexander Flasby is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2021 as a Device Fabrication Engineer. Prior to joining our group he obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in physics from ETH Zurich.

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+41 44 63 34634
alexander.flasby@phys.ethz.ch
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Thomas Havy
Thomas Havy

Thomas Havy is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab in May 2021 as a software engineer. Prior to joining our group, Thomas obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in Microengineering from EPFL.

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+41 44 63 37192
thomas.havy@phys.ethz.ch
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Josua Schär
Josua Schär

Josua Schär finished his semester project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics) in spring 2017 in our group. Afterwards he conducted a master thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics) in our group. Currently he is supporting us with his technical expertise.

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+41 44 63 32294
josua.schaer@phys.ethz.ch
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Technical Staff
Alain Fauquex
Alain Fauquex

Technician and design engineer with a focus on mechanics and cryogenics. Alain Fauquex joined QuDev in April of 2019 after previously working for SKH Schonert AG as a design engineer. Previously, he worked at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., where he was part of the research & development team for the Pilatus PC-24 Business Jet. In addition to his work at QuDev, he is currently studying physics at ETH.

 

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+41 44 63 33397
alain.fauquex@phys.ethz.ch
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Raphael Keller
Raphael Keller

Lab responsible PSI and Technician with focus on cryogenics. Raphael Keller is part of the Superconducting Circuits team of the ETH Zurich - PSI Quantum Computing Hub. He joined the Quantum Device Lab in July 2021 after he worked for the Quantum Device Lab from 2016 to 2018. Previously he completed an apprenticeship as a polymechanic and a part-time continuing education in Mechatronic Systems Engineering. Between 2018 and 2021 Raphael has worked for Santex Rimar Group as a design engineer.

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+41 44 63 38100
raphael.keller@phys.ethz.ch
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Niti Kohli
Niti Kohli

Niti Kohli joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2019 as part of the project teams working on SuperQuNet and OpenSuperQ. After graduation in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree of Science ZFH in mechanical engineering from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) Niti started his career as Mechanical Engineer for the company P3 group AG in Schwerzenbach.

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+41 44 63 33508
niti.kohli@phys.ethz.ch
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Reto Schlatter
Reto Schlatter

Lab responsible and Technician with focus on cryogenics. Reto Schlatter rejoined the Quantum Device Lab in April 2020. From November 2017 until July 2018 he worked as part of his apprenticeship as a Physics Laboratory Assistant in our group and continued to work with us until the end of 2018. After this he spent time doing his swiss military duties and furthermore he gained some experience working at Ionplus AG.

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+41 44 63 32975
reto.schlatter@phys.ethz.ch
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Master's Thesis Students
Anna Efimova
Anna Efimova

Anna Efimova joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2022 for a master’s thesis project entitled "The implementation of a device-independent experiment with superconducting circuits" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). 

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efimovaa@student.ethz.ch
Dominik Haegi
Dominik Haegi

Dominik Haegi joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2022 for a master’s thesis project entitled "Development of Software Tools for Scalable Design of Large SC Circuits" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

 

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dhaegi@student.ethz.ch
Dominic Hagmann
Dominic Hagmann

Dominic Hagmann joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2022 for a master’s thesis project entitled "Optimization of Dry Etching Process using Design Of Experiment DOE techniques" within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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hagmando@student.ethz.ch
Kilian Hanke
Kilian Hanke

Kilian Hanke first joined the Quantum Device Lab in fall 2019 and conducted a semester project focused on RF PCB design as part of the ETH Zurich Physics Bachelor program. Since then he conducted one more semester project in our lab within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics) , entitled “Qubit Characterization for Improving Fabrication Processes”. In addition he supported us in software development as a Research Assistant. Read more

hankek@student.ethz.ch
Alonso Hernández
Alonso Hernández

Alonso Hernández joined the Quantum Device Lab in Spring 2022. He is currently carrying out his master's thesis on "Generating and analyzing photonic 2D tensor network states" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He also worked within the group for his semester project, focusing on the indirect characterization of tunable couplers.

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ahernandez@student.ethz.ch
Luca Hofele
Luca Hofele

Luca Hofele joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2021 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). In the Spring Semester 2022, he is continuing his master’s thesis project in our group.

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lhofele@student.ethz.ch
Kuno Knapp
Kuno Knapp

Kuno Knapp joined the Quantum Device Lab in June 2021 as a web developer for our group website. After having conducted a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics) during the Fall Semester 2021, Kuno is continuing his collaboration with QuDev by investigating the characteristics of tantalum as a base metal layer as part of his master’s thesis in the Spring Semester 2022.

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kknapp@student.ethz.ch
Uros Ognjanovic
Uros Ognjanovic

Uros Ognjanovic joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "Characterization of subminiature electromechanical switch in a cryostat" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). In the Fall Semester 2022, he rejoined the group for his Master's thesis on the topic of "Quasiparticle Characterization in Tantulum Qubit".

 

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uognjanovic@student.ethz.ch
Alexei Orekhov
Alexei Orekhov

Alexei Orekhov joined the Quantum Device Lab in February 2022 during a 10-month internship as part of his master studies in nanotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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Sam Tennebroek
Sam Tennebroek

Sam Tennebroek joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2021 for a master’s thesis project entitled "Speeding up measurements using active qubit reset" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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stennebroek@student.ethz.ch
Research Assistants
Florence Berterottière
Florence Berterottière

Florence Berterottière joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2022 for a research internship project entitled "SuperQuLAN: 2-qubit chip" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). She was previously in our group for a semester project as part of her Master education (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). 

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fberterottie@student.ethz.ch
Raquel Garcia Belles
Raquel Garcia Belles

Raquel Garcia Belles joined the Quantum Device Lab in Otober 2022 as a Research Assistant. She was previously in our group for a semester project as part of her Master education (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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rgarcia@student.ethz.ch
Mindaugas Giedraitis
Mindaugas Giedraitis

Mindaugas Giedraitis joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2022 as a Research Assistant in addition to his studies in the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). His main focus in PSI is development of PycQED software. Previously Mindaugas worked as a CTO of a large experience and leisure gifts company.

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mgiedraitis@student.ethz.ch
Jonathan Knoll
Jonathan Knoll

Jonathan Knoll joined the Quantum Device Lab in August 2022 as a Research Assistant in addition to his studies in the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). At the PSI Quantum Computing Hub, his focus is on the characterization of superconducting circuits. Previously, Jonathan has worked on the design and simulation of superconducting qubits in Yiwen Chu's Hybrid Quantum Systems Group at ETH.

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jknoll@phys.ethz.ch
Semester Thesis Students
Jakob Ekert
Jakob Ekert

Jakob Ekert joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2022 to carry out a semester project entitled „Settings Manager with PycQED" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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jekert@student.ethz.ch
David Kuhlmann
David Kuhlmann

David Kuhlmann joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2022 to carry out a semester project entitled "Investigating indium flip-chip sample-to-PCB bonding" within the ETH Zurich Master Programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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kudavid@student.ethz.ch
Michael Theodorou
Michael Theodorou

Michael Theodorou joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2022 to carry out a semester project entitled “FPGA-based Quantum Control System” within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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mtheodorou@student.ethz.ch
Nicolas Thill
Nicolas Thill

Nicolas Thill joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2022 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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nthill@student.ethz.ch
QuanTech Workshop Students
Francesco Ruscio
Francesco Ruscio

Francesco Maria Ruscio joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2022 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop on quantum technology with the aim of designing and developing a multiplexed control scheme for qubits within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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fruscio@student.ethz.ch
Henrik Tuschla
Henrik Tuschla

Henrik Tuschla joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2022 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop on quantum technology with the aim of investigating frequency multiplexed driving of superconducting qubits within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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htuschla@student.ethz.ch
Daniël Veldhuizen
Daniël Veldhuizen

Daniël Veldhuizen joined the quantum device lab in September 2022 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop on quantum technology on the topic of multiplexed driving of superconducting circuit input lines within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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dveldhuizen@student.ethz.ch
Kewei Zhou
Kewei Zhou

Kewei Zhou joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2022 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop on quantum technology with the aim of performing frequency multiplexing of charge lines for transmon qubit within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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kezhou@student.ethz.ch