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 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
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Postdocs
Christian Kraglund Andersen
Christian Kraglund Andersen

Christian Andersen joined the group as a PostDoc in October 2016. His research focus is quantum optics and information with superconducting devices in a joint position with Universite de Sherbrooke in the group of Prof. Alexandre Blais. Christian obtained his PhD at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he studied the theory and design of quantum devices with superconducting circuits.

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+41 44 63 30417
christian.andersen@phys.ethz.ch
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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 will include 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
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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
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Andrés Rosario Hamann
Andrés Rosario Hamann

Andrés Rosario Hamann joined the Quantum Device Lab in October 2019 as a Postdoc. His research will 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. Her research will 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 33481
ekaterina.altavil@phys.ethz.ch
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Jean-Claude Besse
Jean-Claude Besse

Jean-Claude Besse joined our group in February 2016 to conduct a PhD thesis. His research focuses on quantum optics interactions in superconducting circuits. 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
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Dante Colao Zanuz
Dante Colao Zanuz

Dante Colao Zanuz joined the Quantum Device Lab in September 2019 for a PhD thesis, after receiving his MSc from CentraleSupélec and BSc from UFRGS. His research will focus 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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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
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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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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
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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
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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 is continuing his activity 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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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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Scientific project manager
Francesca Bay
Francesca Bay

Francesca Bay joined the group in March 2010 as a scientific project manager. She obtained her PhD from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich in 2002, and worked since then in several scientific and research-management positions.

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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 and sports.

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+41 44 63 32335
cindy.donati@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 34558
abdulkadir.akin@phys.ethz.ch
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Mihai Gabureac
Mihai Gabureac

Mihai Gabureac joined our group in August 2017. He is an expert in cleanroom nanofabrication with experience in thin film deposition, selective etching, Ar milling and e-beam lithography, as well as surface and structural characterization and metrology. He has worked previously with hybrid magnetic-superconducting tunnel junctions and has developed processes for the oxidation/growth of Alox and MgO tunnel barriers using feedback from magnetic devices. Read more

+41 44 63 33626
mihai.gabureac@phys.ethz.ch
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Philipp Kurpiers
Philipp Kurpiers

Philipp Kurpiers joined our group for his master's thesis in September 2012. He then continued as a PhD student to investigate quantum networks with superconducting circuits. Since defending his PhD thesis in July 2019 he works with us as a technical specialist on developing cryogenic systems for quantum networks applications.

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+41 44 63 37192
philipp.kurpiers@phys.ethz.ch
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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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josua.schaer@phys.ethz.ch
Technical Staff
Alain Fauquex
Alain Fauquex

Technician (with focus on mechanics and cryogenics). Alain Fauquex joined the Quantum Device Lab in April 2019 after working for SKH Schonert AG as a design engineer. He has completed an apprenticeship as a design engineer at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Besides his employment at QuDev he currently visits the Aargauische Maturitätsschule für Erwachsene (AME).

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+41 44 63 33397
alain.fauquex@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 6333508
niti.kohli@phys.ethz.ch
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Master's thesis students
Liangyu Chen
Liangyu Chen

Liangyu Chen joined us as a research assistant in autumn 2018. Starting from February 2019 he's now working on his Master's within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics).

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liachen@student.ethz.ch
Michael Kerschbaum
Michael Kerschbaum

Michael Kerschbaum joined the Quantum Device Lab for the spring semester 2019 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). In the autumn semester 2018 he's continuing his master thesis project in our group.

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michaker@student.ethz.ch
Jonas Krause
Jonas Krause

Jonas Krause joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He is currently an external Master student at Uni Koeln. 

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Nathan Lacroix
Nathan Lacroix

Nathan Lacroix joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2019 for a Master-thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). His work focuses on developing detection schemes for large scale quantum computing using superconducting qubits.

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lna@student.ethz.ch
Research Assistants
Fabian Marxer
Fabian Marxer

Fabian Marxer joined the Quantum Device Lab for the spring semester 2018 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Physics Master's program (MSc ETH Physics) with focus on quantum optics interactions in superconducting circuits. Afterwards he conducted a master thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master program (MSc ETH Physics) in our group. Currently he is supporting us as a Research Assistant.

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marxerf@student.ethz.ch
Richard Boell
Richard Boell

Richard Boell joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2019 for a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programm (MSc ETH Physics). He will support us as a Research Assistant during the Fall Semester 2019.

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boellr@student.ethz.ch
Adithyan Radhakrishnan
Adithyan Radhakrishnan

Adithyan Radhakrishnan joined the Quantum Device Lab as a research assistant for the Fall Semester 2019. He is currently enrolled in the ETH Zurich Master programme in Quantum Engineering.

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Semester thesis students
Kilian Hanke
Kilian Hanke

Kilian Hanke joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2019 to carry out a semester project about the PCB integration of microwave electronics for qubit readout within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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hankek@student.ethz.ch
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Manuel Hinderling
Manuel Hinderling

Manuel Hinderling joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2019 to carry out a semester project about the characterization of a 4K cryostat within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics)..

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manuelhi@student.ethz.ch
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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).

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awulff@student.ethz.ch
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Till Zellweger
Till Zellweger

Till Zellweger joined the Quantum Device Lab for the spring semester 2019 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Information Technology and Electrical Engineering).

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ztill@ethz.ch
Summer student
Bahadır Dönmez
Bahadır Dönmez

Bahadir Dönmez joined the Quantum Device Lab in Summer 2019 for a three-month internship working on Randomized Benchmarking of Qubit Gates. In August 2019 he will receive his Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University in Istanbul and will start his Master's studies at ETH (MSc Quantum Engineering) this upcoming Fall 2019.

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doenmezb@student.ethz.ch
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