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Chris Wilson
Principle Investigator

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Christopher Wilson joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2012 as an a Associate Professor. He has a joint appointment with the Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
He received his BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996. There he performed undergraduate research on the role of nonlinear dynamics in the nervous system. He received his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2002. His dissertation focused on the development of single-photon spectrometers using superconducting tunnel junctions. He then worked at Yale as the W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow performing research on quantum computation and information processing using superconducting single-electronics. In 2004, he moved to Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, later becoming an Assistant Professor in 2007 and an Associate Professor in 2011. At the University of Waterloo, he plans to continue his work on quantum information, microwave quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamics.


Ibrahim Nsanzineza
Postdoc

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Ibrahim Nsanzineza joined EQSL in march 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2005 he received his BSc in Physics and Chemistry with minor in science teaching from Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), where he afterward worked as a tutorial assistant in the department of physics. In 2008 he received his MSc diploma in mathematical sciences from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He then pursued his graduate studies in the US where he received his MSc (May 2010) and then Ph.D. (December 2015) in experimental condensed matter physics at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His MSc studies focused on quantum coherence and vortex dynamics in nanostructured superconductors. His PhD dissertation focused on vortices and nonequilibrium quasiparticles dynamics in superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators. At EQSL, Ibrahim works on circuit quantum electrodynamics and quantum thermodynamics.


Karthik Sampath Kumar
Postdoc

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Karthik is an experimental physicist who joined EQSL in July 2017. He completed his B.E. E.E.E. (Honors) and M.Sc. Physics (Honors) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Pilani campus). He then pursued his doctoral studies in Aalto University, Finland where he worked on quantum state control of a superconducting qubit. The idea of quantum mechanics on a chip and quantum light in a circuit were the motivating factors that led him to his current post-doctoral position in EQSL. His current work involves using circuit quantum electrodynamics to realise a platform to simulate interesting physics- To simulate physics with physics.


Wenfang Li
Postdoc

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Wenfang Li joined the EQSL lab in Aug. 2018 after her two-year appointment as a postdoctoral fellow in Okinawa Institute of science and technology graduate university (OIST). In OIST, her research topic was focused on the theoretical and experimental study investigating the optical nanofiber-based cavity for enhanced photon emission and coupling efficiency from single quantum emitters. In July of 2016, she obtained the Ph.D. with the dissertation of “Real-time measurement and trapping of single atoms in a strongly coupled atom-cavity system” in the national key laboratory of quantum optics and optical quantum devices of Shanxi University in China. At EQSL, Wenfang works on photon on-chip microwave-optical quantum interface in the experiment.


Vadiraj A M
PhD student

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Born and brought up in India, Vadiraj joined the EQSL lab in Jan 2015. He finished his masters in Electrical Engineering (2012) with a specialization in microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Netherlands. He then moved back to India to work at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai as Junior Research Fellow. During his time at TUDelft and TIFR, he has worked on design, fabrication and characterization of nanomechanical systems, microwave circuits, superconducting quantum electronics for quantum control and information processing. He loves to work in areas where cutting edge technology is used to probe new quantum systems for building the first generation of future quantum processors. When not in lab he likes to spend time recording music, train at the gym or get busy with scientific outreach activities. Follow Vadiraj at, https://sites.google.com/site/amvadiraj/


Sandbo Chang
PhD student

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Sandbo Chang obtained his B.Eng. in Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013, major in Electronic Engineering, where he focused on optimizing the design of an optical parametric oscillator using silicon waveguide. He continued his study in University of Waterloo and joined EQSL, where he obtained his MASc in Quantum Information in 2015. His work included the characterization of a microwave parametric amplifier implemented on a tunable superconducting resonator. He is currently pursuing his PhD with EQSL, helping advance the study of microwave quantum optics in an effort to explore various fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena, e.g. quantum entanglement in multiple photons voltage quadrature and their potential applications in quantum computation and quantum network.

 


EQSL alumni

Pol Forn Diaz (Postdoctoral researcher)

Helen Percival (Master student)
Chris Warren (Master student)

Gaurav Bhole (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Ron Belyansky (Undergraduate Research Assistant)

 

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