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.
Elena completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Also she was a part-time engineer at the Theoretical department at Institute for Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Science, where she studied subradiant states of qubit ensembles. Elena started graduate school at IST Austria in the fall of 2016 and joined the group in May 2017.
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.
Martin studied physics at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. During his master’s degree, he won the first place in Czech-Slovak Student Scientific International Conference in the field of applied physics, and defended his diploma thesis titled ‘Measurement and numerical analysis of superconducting coplanar resonators’. Following graduation, he started his PhD study as a part of Prof. Grajcar’s group and as a co-investigator of the European IQIT (Integrated Quantum Information Technology) project. He earned his PhD in 2016 with the dissertation thesis ‘Physical phenomena in disordered superconductors’ in which he analyzed prospective materials for superconducting nanotechnology applications. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Slovak academic information agency (SAIA) to work at IST Austria in the summer of 2017.
William recently obtained the IST+ post-doctoral fellowship and will join the group in January 2018. He received his PhD degree from the Université Paris Diderot in France, under the supervision of Ivan Favero. His thesis mainly involved micro-fabrication of Gallium Arsenide disk resonators and cryogenic optomechanical experiments. He obtained his master of science from the university of Arizona’s College of Optical sciences.
Rotation Students and Interns
Dylan has just completed his master’s degree in physics at the University of Oxford. There he specialised in quantum information processing and theoretical physics. He undertook a project in quantum theory, looking at generalised Pauli constraints, supervised by Prof. Vlatko Vedral and Dr. Christian Schilling. He now joins the group for 3 months as an intern to work on qubit readout and microwave quantum state tomography.
Farid Hassani Bijarbooneh
Farid graduated with a master of electrical engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran under the supervision of Dr. Farshid Raissi. In his master thesis he investigated the exponential behavior of the I-V curve in high Tc superconductors by introducing a new mechanism for vortices and anti-vortices, which was published in Applied Physics Letters in June 2014. After graduation, he joined Dr.Raissi’s team to work on fabrication of superconducting circuits based on Nb/AlOx/Nb Josephson junctions technology. Farid joined IST as a PhD student in September 2017.
Joshua spent the first years of his undergraduate career working on signal filtering for astronomical radio data. He now works on Monte Carlo simulations of 2D electron systems in a collaborative effort to achieve qubit states on the surface of liquid helium. He finishes his BSc from Michigan State University in physics this December, and joins the PhD program at IST in January of 2018.
- William Hughes (MA University of Cambridge), Modelling of geometric fluxonium and phase slip qubits, Summer Research Intern, 2017
- Donald Swen (double BA, Willamette University, Oregon and Columbia University, New York City), Designing Slotted Photonic Nanobeams with High Quality Factors and High Optomechanical Coupling using MATLAB/COMSOL LiveLink Scripting, Summer Research Intern, 2017
- 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
2016: Can U Lei (Yale University), David DiVincenzo (RWTH Aachen), Fabian Hassler (RWTH Aachen), Andreas Wallraff (ETH Zurich), Ondrej Cetornik (Hannover University), Gerhard Kirchmair (IQOQI Innsbruck)
2017: Martin Zemlicka (Comenius University), Sungkun Hong (Uni Wien), Konrad Lehnert (JILA), Rainer Blatt (Uni Innsbruck), Arno Rauschenbeutel (TU Wien), Christoph Simon (University of Calgary), Daniel Greif (Harvard University), Harald Schwefel (University of Otago), William Hease (University Paris Diderot-Paris7), Johannes Majer (TU Wien), Oskar Painter (Caltech)