Johannes received a Master’s degree in physics from the University of Vienna. At ETH Zurich he conducted a PhD in the Wallraff group for which he was awarded the ETH Medal in 2010. After a PostDoc at ETH he became an IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar and a senior staff scientist in the Painter group at the California Institute of Technology. In January 2016 he started the Quantum Integrated Devices laboratory at IST Austria.
Shabir joined the group as a Postdoctoral Fellow in February 2016. In 2012, he received a PhD degree from the University of Isfahan, under supervision of Prof. M. Soltanolkotabi and Prof. M. H. Naderi. He received the best PhD thesis award for his thesis titled “Nonlinear phenomena in optomechanical cavities“ and spent 6 months as a visiting researcher at the University of Camerino under supervision of Prof. D. Vitali and Prof. P. Tombesi. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. D. DiVincenzo at RWTH Aachen University. Shabir recently won the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to work towards Quantum Teleportation and Quantum Illumination in Cavity Optomechanics.
Matthias finished his Master study in electrical engineering at the University of Kassel. He received the VDI award for the best thesis in a technical or natural science subject written at the University of Kassel in the year 2008 for his bachelor. He obtained his PhD in nanophotonics at the FOM Institute AMOLF under the supervision of Prof. Kobus Kuipers. His research focused on the investigation of the nonlinear effects occurring during the propagation of ultrashort pulses in nanoscale waveguides like photonic crystal waveguides. Matthias joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2016.
Matilda completed a Physics Msci at King’s College London. Her research there mainly revolved around light scattering in photonic glass in the context of random lasing and thermoelectric materials. In the fall of 2015 she started graduate school at IST Austria, here she plans to pursue research in the field of experimental quantum optics and optomechanics. Matilda recently won the Pöttinger scholarship of the IST Austria graduate school.
Visiting PhD Student
Alfredo finished his bachelor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and he did his Master in Physics at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His master thesis was about the proof of Born’s rule using second order correlation functions. In the fall of 2013 he started his Ph.D. at the Max Planck institute for the science of light in Erlangen, his research is in the field of electro-optical frequency conversion.
Georg accomplished his MSc in Engineering Physics at the Graz University of Technology in the group of H. Plank. There he used additive particle beam based fabrication techniques for the development of a nano-mechanical gas sensor. His research was awarded with the Advancement Award of the Graz University of Technology and the Research Scholarship sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Georg visited the group for four months from Nov 2016 and is now a PhD student of the IST graduate school.
Visiting Master Student
Andrea completed his BSc in Engineering Physics at Politecnico di Milano with an experimental thesis characterizing a superconducting YBCO sample. In 2015, he worked at the Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques (MPQ) in the group of Quantum Physics and Devices (QUAD) under the supervision of professors C. Sirtori and Y. Todorov. This research project involved studying microcavity shapes for a patch antenna arrays with the goal to enhance the performance of quantum THz detectors. He is now enrolled in the Nanophysics and Nanotechnology track of the Engineering Physics MSc at PdM. Andrea joins the group for 6 months to study mesoscopic physics in ultra-high impedance Josephson junction circuits.
Donald studied physics at Willamette University in Oregon, USA. In Fall 2017, he begins his second Bachelor’s degree in materials science engineering at Columbia University in New York as part of a dual degree program. In Summer 2016, he researched flexible organic electronics at the Sekitani Lab in Osaka University, Japan. In 2017, he received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for physics. Donald joins the group as a summer research intern for three months to work on coupling microwave photons to optical photons using a mechanical transducer.
William is currently studying natural sciences as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, specializing in physics. He joined the group for the summer of 2017 to help develop a fluxonium qubit using geometric inductors.
- Nikolaj Kuntner (PhD, German Aerospace Center), QuantumIDs’ Python virtual instrument panel (VIP), Software Developer, 2016-2017
- Mike Hennessey-Wesen (BA McDaniel College, Maryland), Determination of Noise Temperature and Gain in Cryostats, IST Rotation Student, 2017
- Jason Jung (MA TU Vienna), Implementation of a Dual-Channel Waveform Digitizer for Time-Resolved Superconducting Qubit Measurements, IST Rotation Student, 2017
- Tobias Bilgeri (MA UPMC Paris), Design and testing of an automated microwave carrier cancellation board, Summer Research Intern, 2016
- Pradyumna Paranjape (MA LMU Munich), Finite element design and optimization of acoustic and photonic devices, Summer Research Intern, 2016
- Andreas Butler (BA University of Virginia), IQ Upconversion and Downconversion for Control and Measurement of a Superconducting Qubit, Summer Research Intern, 2016
- Matias Iglesias (MA Universidad de Buenos Aires), Compact Circuit QED on Silicon, Summer Research Intern, 2015