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
HPF D8/9
qudev.phys.ethz.ch
Senior Scientist
Christopher Eichler
Christopher Eichler

Christopher Eichler is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physics at ETH. After obtaining Diploma degrees in Physics and Music, he completed a PhD thesis in the Quantum device lab in 2013 for which he was awarded an ETH Medal. In 2014 he moved on to Princeton University where he was a Dicke postdoctoral fellow until rejoining the Quantum device lab in summer 2016.

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+41 44 63 37124
christopher.eichler@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D2
Senior Assistant
Sebastian Krinner
Sebastian Krinner

Sebastian Krinner joined our group in January 2016. His research focuses on digital and analog quantum simulation. 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. He studied at University of Regensburg and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and spent one year as a research assistant in Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at ENS Paris.

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+41 44 63 33116
sebastian.krinner@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D17
Marek Pechal
Marek Pechal

Marek Pechal 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. He then moved on to Stanford University to work as a PostDoc in the group of Amir Safavi-Naeini and later returned to Switzerland for a second PostDoc position at IBM Research Zurich before rejoining the Quantum Device Lab.

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+41 44 63 33116
marek.pechal@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D17
Postdocs
Jean-Claude Besse
Jean-Claude Besse

Jean-Claude Besse 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. 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. He obtained a MSc degree in physics from ETH Zurich and a BSc in physics from EPF Lausanne.

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+41 44 63 33116
jean-claude.besse@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D17
Quentin Ficheux
Quentin Ficheux

Quentin Ficheux will join the Quantum Device Lab in July 2021 as a Postdoc. His research will focus on the implementation of Quantum circuits for simulation and computation. Quentin obtained his PhD from ENS Paris and Lyon, where he studied the dynamics of a Quantum bit under simultaneous and incompatible measurements. He then joined JQI at the University of Maryland, where he implemented high-fidelity gates on Fluxonium circuits.

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Christoph Hellings
Christoph Hellings

Christoph Hellings joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2019 as a Postdoc. He obtained his PhD from TU Munich, where he worked on signal processing methods for wireless communication systems as well as on algorithms for nonconvex optimization. At the Quantum Device Lab, his research includes the design and implementation of algorithms for quantum computation and quantum simulation as well as signal processing aspects in superconducting circuits.

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+41 44 63 30649
christoph.hellings@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D5
Anatoly Kulikov
Anatoly Kulikov

Anatoly Kulikov joined the Quantum Device Lab as a PostDoc in January 2021. His research focus is 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
HPF D7
James O'Sullivan
James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan will join the Quantum Device Lab in February 2021 as a postdoc. His research will 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
HPF D5
Andrés Rosario
Andrés Rosario

Andrés Rosario joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2019 as a Postdoc. His research focuses 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
HPF D5
PhD Students
Ekaterina Al-Tavil
Ekaterina Al-Tavil

Ekaterina Al-Tavil joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2019 as a PhD student. Her research focuses 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
HPF D5
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
HPF D17
Michele Collodo
Michele Collodo

Michele Collodo has been conducting a PhD thesis in our group since October 2014. Prior to joining ETH he obtained a Master's degree in Physics from the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany in August 2014.

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+41 44 63 39101
michele.collodo@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D5
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
HPF D17
Michael Kerschbaum
Michael Kerschbaum

Michael Kerschbaum started as a PhD student in November 2020. He 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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michael.kerschbaum@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D7
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
HPF D5
Stefania Lazăr
Stefania Lazăr

Stefania Lazăr is conducting a Phd-thesis at the Quantum Device Lab. She first joned 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
HPF D7
Paul Magnard
Paul Magnard

Paul Magnard first joined our group as a Summer student in 2014. After completing his Masters of Advances Studies at the Universitiy of Cambrige he joined our group in September 2015 to conduct a PhD thesis.

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+41 44 63 37296
paul.magnard@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D7
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
HPF D17
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 is continuing his activity as a PhD student in our group.

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+41 44 63 37192
ants.remm@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D7
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
HPF D5
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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+41 44 6333508
colin.scarato@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D14
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
HPF D7
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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Scientific Project Manager
Francesca Bay
Francesca Bay

Francesca Bay has been working as a scientific project manager at the Quantum Lab since 2010. Before joining the group, she worked for several years in scientific and research management positions in the public and reinsurance sector. Francesca holds a PhD from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, a CAS in Research Management from the University of Bern and a CAS/MAZ in Science Journalism.

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+41 44 63 37037
francesca.bay@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D8
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 and sports.

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+41 44 63 32335
cindy.donati@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D11
Stefanie Matosevic
Stefanie Matosevic

Stefanie Matosevic joined the Quantum Device Lab in July 2020. She worked in various administrative positions for the woodworking industry and in the consulting sector. She did further education as an event manager and worked last as an event manager and in the field of marketing & communication.

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+41 44 63 36426
stefanie.matosevic@phys.ethz.ch
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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
HPF G7
Janis Lütolf
Janis Lütolf

R&D Engineer/Project Manager. Janis Lütolf joined the Quantum Device Lab in December 2010 after having completed an apprenticeship as Physics Laboratory Assistant at Kistler Instrumente AG in Winterthur. In 2015 he received a Bachelor's degree of Science ZFH in mechanical engineering from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Since October 2015 Janis has been leading the Technical Staff of the Quantum Device Lab. He is also supervising ETH apprentices.

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+41 4463 32264
janis.luetolf@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

Lab responsible and technician with focus on mechanics and cryogenics. Alain Fauquex joined the Quantum Device Lab in April of 2019 after previously working at SKH Schonert AG as a design engineer. There he has gathered experience in the design of chemical instruments, complex transmissions and robotics. Before that he has worked for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. - also as a design engineer - where he was part of the fuselage and rear fuselage team of the Pilatus PC-24. Besides his employment at QuDev, he is currently attending the "Aargauische Maturitätsschule für Erwachsene (AME)."

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+41 44 63 30417
alain.fauquex@phys.ethz.ch
HPF D14
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 6333508
niti.kohli@phys.ethz.ch
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Reto Schlatter
Reto Schlatter

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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ETH Apprentice
Milan Lezaic
Milan Lezaic

Milan Lezaic joined the Quantum Device Lab in March 2021 as part of his apprenticeship. He started his education at ETH as a physics laboratory assistant in 2018.

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+41 44 63 33397
lezaicm@phys.ethz.ch
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Master's Thesis Students
Richard Boell
Richard Boell

Richard Boell joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2020 for a Master-thesis project entitled "A Net-Zero Continuous Gate Set for Variational Quantum Algorithms" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He was previously in our group for a semester project as part of his Master education (MSc ETH Physics).

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boellr@student.ethz.ch
HPF D5
Adrian Copetudo
Adrian Copetudo

Adrian Copetudo joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2020 for his master thesis about a Loophole-free Bell Test within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).
He was previously in our group to carry out a Semester Thesis about Photonic States and Phase Metrology. He obtained his BSc in Physics from the University of Barcelona.

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aespinosa@student.ethz.ch
HPF D5
Sergi Masot Llima
Sergi Masot Llima

Sergi Masot Llima joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2020 for a Master-thesis project entitled "Implementing a Quantum Convolution Neural Network (QCNN)" within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics).

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sllima@student.ethz.ch
Laurent Michaud
Laurent Michaud

Laurent Michaud joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2020 for a Master-thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). His work focuses on 3D integration of superconducting qubits.

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michaudl@student.ethz.ch
Christoph Rothert
Christoph Rothert

Christoph Rothert joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Fall Semester 2020 for a Master-thesis project entitled "Implementation of Swap Gates for Near-Term Quantum Algorithms" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He was previously in our group for a semester project as part of his Master education.

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crothert@student.ethz.ch
HPF D5
Yongxin Song
Yongxin Song

Yongxin Song joined the Quantum Device Lab in February 2020 to participate in an advanced QuanTech Workshop within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). In additon he was supporting us as a Research Assistant during March and April. Afterwards he had worked in the Quantum Device Lab on a semester thesis. In the Spring Semester 2021 he is continuing his master’s thesis project in our group.

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yosong@student.ethz.ch
Arne Wulff
Arne Wulff

Arne Wulff joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2019 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). In the Spring Semester 2020 he's continuing his master thesis project in our group.

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awulff@student.ethz.ch
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Bachelor's Thesis Students
Simon Dörrer
Simon Dörrer

Simon joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2021 for a Bachelor-thesis project entitled “The implementation of PC, Ethernet and DDR4 memory interfaces of RFSoC FPGA-based quantum measurement system" within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH EEIT).

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doerrers@student.ethz.ch
Yanliu Li
Yanliu Li

Yanliu Li joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2021 for a Bachelor-thesis project entitled "Cross-entropy Benchmarking Project" as an exchange student from École Polytechnique in Paris.

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yanlli@student.ethz.ch
Research Assistants
Kilian Hanke
Kilian Hanke

Kilian Hanke joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 as a Research Assistant. He previously conducted a semester project within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics) in our group. In additon he was supporting us as a Research Assistant.

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hankek@student.ethz.ch
Semester Thesis Students
David Baur
David Baur

David Baur joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled „Design of a Microwave Source for Quantum Computing with Superconducting Qubits“ within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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davbaur@student.ethz.ch
Liberto Beltrán
Liberto Beltrán

Liberto Beltrán joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled “Measuring long-range correlators for photonic 2D Tensor Network states on an FPGA” within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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libertob@student.ethz.ch
Elie Bermot
Elie Bermot

Elie Bermot joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "Generation and characterization of 2D many body quantum states using a novel 2D photon source chip" within the the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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ebermot@student.ethz.ch
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Alessandro Bruno
Alessandro Bruno

Alessandro Bruno joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled “Generation of photonic 2D Tensor Network states” within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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alebruno@student.ethz.ch
Simon Cichy
Simon Cichy

Simon Cichy joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled “Building a setup for cryogenic magnetic field measurements” within the ETH Zurich Master programme MSc ETH Quantum Engineering.

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scichy@student.ethz.ch
Chaoxin Ding
Chaoxin Ding

Chaoxin Ding joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "Waveguide QED with a strongly coupled double quantum dot" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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chding@student.ethz.ch
Bahadır Dönmez
Bahadır Dönmez

Bahadır Dönmez joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled "Integrated Readout Circuitry Design" within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering). He was previously interning in our group in Summer 2018 & Summer 2019 and continued to work with us as a Research Assistant during Spring 2020.

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doenmezb@student.ethz.ch
Manuel John
Manuel John

Manuel John joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "Deploying a new experimental setup for the characterization of superconducting quantum circuits" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He previously conducted a semester project as part of his Bachelor education (BSc ETH Physics).

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majohn@student.ethz.ch
Michael Marti
Michael Marti

Michael Marti joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "High precision signal acquisition and processing for quantum experiments using RFSoC FPGA" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc Quantum Engineering).

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micmarti@student.ethz.ch
Luka Milanovic
Luka Milanovic

Luka Milanovic joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled "DC filtering and thermalization for hybrid DQD devices" within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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mluka@student.ethz.ch
Diego Ruiz
Diego Ruiz

Diego Ruiz joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project entitled "Deploying a new experimental setup for the characterization of superconducting quantum circuits" within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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diruiz@student.ethz.ch
Marco Stucki
Marco Stucki

Marco Stucki joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled “Automated measurement of coplanar-waveguide resonators” within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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stuckmar@student.ethz.ch
Peter Tirler
Peter Tirler

Peter Tirler joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2021 to carry out a semester project on high-throughput superconducting resonator characterization within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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ptirler@student.ethz.ch
Paul Venetz
Paul Venetz

Paul Venetz joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2020 to carry out a semester project entitled "High-Throughput Microwave Resonator Characterization" within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Quantum Engineering).

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pvenetz@student.ethz.ch