Team members

Principal Investigator
Andreas Wallraff
Principal Investigator

Since January 2012 Andreas Wallraff has been a Full Professor for Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich. He joined ETH in 2006 first as a Tenure Track Assistant and then as an Associate Professor. Previously, he has obtained degrees in physics from Imperial College, London, U.K. and RWTH Aachen, Germany. He obtained a PhD degree in physics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and spent four years as a research scientist at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

Phone: +41 44 63 37563
Office: HPF D 8/9
Email: andreas.wallraff@nullphys.ethz.ch
Web: www.qudev.ethz.ch
Senior Research Assistant
Christopher Eichler
Senior Research Assistant

Starting from August 2016 Christopher rejoined our group as Senior Research Assistant (Oberassistent). Christopher completed a PhD thesis in our group in 2013 for which he was awarded an ETH Medal.  He continued to work with us as a PostDoc until June 2014. After leaving the Quantum Device Lab he moved on to Princeton University until July 2016, where he was a Dicke postdoctoral fellow at the Physics Department.

Phone: +41 44 63 37124
Office: HPF D2
Email: christopher.eichler@nullphys.ethz.ch
Postdocs
Christian Kraglund Andersen
Postdoc

Christian 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 30417
Office: HPF D14
Email: christian.andersen@nullphys.ethz.ch
Sébastien Garcia
Postdoc

Sébastien joined our group in December 2015. His research focus on the coupling of Rydberg atoms and superconducting qubits in microwave cavities. He previously worked on the development of fiber interfaces between single atoms and single optical photons during his PhD at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris, France

Phone: +41 44 63 33397
Office: HPF D14
Email: sebastien.garcia@nullphys.ethz.ch
Simone Gasparinetti
Postdoc

joined our group in July 2014. His research at the Quantum Device Lab focuses on quantum geometric phases and interactions between artificial atoms and microwave photons. Simone has previously worked on Cooper-pair pumping, dissipation in driven quantum systems and electron thermometry in metallic and semiconducting nanostructures. He obtained his PhD degree at Aalto University, Finland and his MSc degree at University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy.

Phone: +41 44 63 32292
Office: HPF D17
Email: simone.gasparinetti@nullphys.ethz.ch
Sebastian Krinner
Postdoc

Sebastian 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 32292
Office: HPF D17
Email: sebastian.krinner@nullphys.ethz.ch
Anton Potočnik
Postdoc

joined our group as a PostDoc in July 2014. His research focuses on quantum simulations and the development of quantum limited parametric amplifiers. Previously, Anton studied strongly correlated materials and exotic superconductors with magnetic resonance techniques at “Jozef Stefan” Institute in Slovenia. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Phone: +41 44 63 37134
Office: HPF D5
Email: anton.potocnik@nullphys.ethz.ch
Pasquale Scarlino
Postdoc

Pasquale joined our group as a PostDoc in March 2016. He obtained his PhD degree from the Spin Qubit Group of Prof. Lieven Vandersypen at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience,TU Delft in February 2016. During his PhD he was leading the Si/SiGe spin qubits project, collaborating with the Eriksson Group at Wisconsin University.

Phone: +41 44 63 39101
Office: HPF D5
Email: pasquale.scarlino@nullphys.ethz.ch
PhD students
Jean-Claude Besse
PhD student

Jean-Claude 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 33116
Office: HPF D17
Email: jean-claude.besse@nullphys.ethz.ch
Michele Collodo
PhD student

joined our group in October 2014 to a conduct PhD thesis. He obtained his Master's from the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany in August 2014.

Phone: +41 44 63 39101
Office: HPF D5
Email: michele.collodo@nullphys.ethz.ch
Johannes Heinsoo
PhD student

has been a PhD student since November 2014. Johannes joined our lab in spring 2013 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master's study program (MSc ETH Physics) and continued to work with us as a research assistant. He also completed a Master's thesis with us for which he was awarded a prize of the Estonian Academy’s Student Research Paper Contest 2014.

Phone: +41 44 63 32294
Office: HPF D7
Email: johannes.heinsoo@nullphys.ethz.ch
Philipp Kurpiers
PhD student

joined our group for his Master's thesis (MSc ETH Physics) in September 2012 and has been working on his PhD degree since May 2013. Philipp received his Bachelor's degree in physics from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Phone: +41 44 63 33116
Office: HPF D17
Email: philipp.kurpiers@nullphys.ethz.ch
Paul Magnard
PhD student

Paul 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 37296
Office: HPF D7
Email: paul.magnard@nullphys.ethz.ch
Markus Oppliger
PhD student

started to work on his PhD thesis in June 2012. He had previously joined our lab for his master thesis project in physics (MSc ETH Physics) in January 2011. 

Phone: +41 4463 32294
Office: HPF D7
Email: markus.oppliger@nullphys.ethz.ch
Yves Salathé
PhD student

completed a master's thesis project (MSc ETH CS) with us in July 2011. He rejoined the quantum device lab in January 2012 as a research assistant and since April 2012 he is continuing his PhD thesis.

Phone: +41 4463 33116
Office: HPF D17
Email: yves.salathe@nullphys.ethz.ch
Mathias Stammeier
PhD student

studied physics at the University of Heidelberg. The last two years of his studies he spent in Prague working on Turbulence in Superfluid He4 in the group of Prof. Skrbek. After his Master thesis, he joined our group in May 2012 as a PhD student to examine the interaction between Rydberg atoms and microwave radiation from on-chip and 3D cavities.

Phone: +41 4463 30649
Office: HPF D14
Email: mathias.stammeier@nullphys.ethz.ch
Anna Stockklauser
PhD student

completed a semester thesis project as part of the ETH Zurich Master's study program at our lab during spring 2011. She rejoined our group from March to July 2012 to conduct a Master's thesis (MSc ETH Physics). In January 2013 she came back and is currently working towards her PhD degree.

Phone: +41 44 63 37134
Office: HPF D5
Email: anna.stockklauser@nullphys.ethz.ch
David van Woerkom
PhD student

David will join the Quantum Device Lab in January 2017. After defending his PhD thesis successfully at TU Delft in March 2017 he will continue to work with us as a PostDoc. He is part of the hybrid team, where he will couple charge and spin qubits in semiconductor nanowires to a high impedance resonator. The resonator will function as a quantum bus to entangle charges and spins over long distances (mm's). This is an important requirement to scale up these qubits towards a useful quantum processor.

Theodore Walter
PhD student

started his Master's thesis (MSc ETH Physics) at the Quantum Device Lab in March 2014. He is been working as a research assistant since October 2014. Theodore joined our group in May 2013 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master's degree program. He is continuing his PhD thesis since April 2015.

Phone: +41 44 63 37192
Office: HPF D7
Email: theodore.walter@nullphys.ethz.ch

Management & Technical Staff

Scientific project manager
Francesca Bay
Scientific project manager

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

Phone: +41 44 63 37037
Office: HPF D8
Email: francesca.bay@nullphys.ethz.ch
Group secretary
Gabriela Strahm
Group secretary

has worked in various positions at ETH since 1997.

Phone: +41 44 63 32335
Office: HPF D11
Email: gabriela.strahm@nullphys.ethz.ch
Web Developer
Pascal Müller
Web Developer

Pascal joined the Quantum Device Lab in February 2016 as a web programmer for our group website. He's in the ETH Zurich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: pamuelle@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Engineers
Abdulkadir Akin
Engineer

Kadir joined our group as a PostDoc in October 2016. His research focuses 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 at EPFL, Switzerland, in May 2015, and he worked as a PostDoc in the same university at Microelectronic Systems Laboratory before joining our group. Kadir developed several real-time FPGA-based multiple camera systems for advanced video processing applications during his research at EPFL.

Phone: +41 44 63 30417
Office: HPF D14
Email: abdulkadir.akin@nullphys.ethz.ch
Martin Göppl
Engineer

Martin rejoined our lab in September 2016 in order to work towards the realization of 3D integrated circuit QED systems. He has been a PhD student with us from April 2006 to May 2009. Previously, he has obtained a Diploma degree in Physics from TU Munich, Germany. After finishing his PhD, Martin started to work for the company Sensirion for which he is still active.

Phone: +41 44 63 32244
Office: HPF F14
Email: goeppl@nullphys.ethz.ch
Bruno Küng
Engineer

Application Engineer. joined the Quantum Device Lab in March 2015 for a joint CTI project between Zurich Instruments, ZHAW Winterthur and ETH Zurich. Bruno completed his PhD in the group of Prof. Klaus Ensslin at ETH Zurich in 2012. He then moved to the group of Prof. Olivier Buisson and Wiebke Guichard at Institut Néel, Grenoble. 

Phone: +41 44 63 33508
Office: HPF D 2
Email: kuengb@nullphys.ethz.ch
Janis Lütolf
Engineer

R&D Engineer/Project Manager. Janis 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 Zürcher Hochschule ZHAW. Since October 2015 Janis has been leading the Technical Staff of the Quantum Device Lab. He is also supervising ETH apprentices. 

Phone: +41 4463 32264
Office: HPF D2
Email: janis.luetolf@nullphys.ethz.ch
Technical Staff
Melvin Frey
Technical Staff

Technician (with mechanical and cryogenic focus). Melvin joined the Quantum Device Lab in April 2015. He completed an apprenticeship in polymechanics (EFZ, level E) with Bruker BioSpin AG, Fällanden. In September 2015 he started a part-time continuing education in mechanical engineering.

Phone: +41 44 63 33508
Office: HPF D5
Email: melvin.frey@nullphys.ethz.ch
Tobias Hofmänner
Technical Staff

Technician (with nanofabrication focus). Tobias joined the Quantum Device Lab in July 2015. He completed an apprenticeship as a physics laboratory assistant with Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur.

Phone: +41 44 63 39101
Office: HPF D5
Email: tobias.hofmaenner@nullphys.ethz.ch
Raphael Keller
Technical Staff

Raphael joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2016. He completed an apprenticeship as a polymechanic (EFZ, level E) with Gebr. Bräm AG, Dietikon. In February 2016 Raphael completed a part-time continuing education in mechatronics and systems Engineering.

Phone: +41 44 63 32175
Office: HPF D5
Email: raphael.keller@nullphys.ethz.ch
ETH apprentice
Karl Seidler
ETH apprentice

Physics laboratory technician (with measurement technics focus). Karl joined our group in October 2016. He started his education as a physics laboratory assistant in 2013. After having completed a basic skills training, he is now working on his final project at the Quantum Device Lab.

Phone: +41 44 63 32264
Office: HPF D5
Email: kseidler@nullphys.ethz.ch

Students

Master's thesis students
Moritz Businger
Master's thesis student

is conducting an external Master's thesis in the group of Prof. William D. Oliver at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT, USA.  He previously carried out a semester's thesis at the Quantum Device Lab within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Simon Storz
Master's thesis student

joined the Quantum Device Lab in March 2016 for a master thesis project specializing in quantum physics. Simon received his Bachelor of Science ETH in Physics in 2014.

Email: simstorz@nullphys.ethz.ch
Zhiren Wang
Master's thesis student

Zhiren will join the Quantum Device Lab in February 2017 for a master thesis project.

Research Assistants
Stefania Balasiu
Research Assistant

Stefania joined our group in July 2016 as a Summer Student after finishing her BSc in Engineering Physics at University of California, Berkeley. She is now working as a Research Assistant in our group while pursuing the Master's program in Physics at ETH.

Phone: +41 44 63 32292
Office: HPF D17
Email: balasiu@nullphys.ethz.ch
Arno Bargerbos
Research Assistant

joined the Quantum Device Lab in June 2015 to conduct a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics). Arno received his Bachelor degree from the Amsterdam University College. He completed his Master's thesis at ETH in October 2016. He is currently working as a research assistant.

 

Phone: +41 44 63 33481
Office: HPF D2
Email: baarno@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Adrian Beckert
Research Assistant

first joined our lab as a semester thesis student within the ETH Zurich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics) during the spring term 2014. He then rejoined our group for a Master’s thesis in autum 2015. After he finished his Master's thesis in spring 2016 he is currently working as a research assistant.

Phone: +41 44 63 33116
Office: HPF D17
Email: adbecker@nullphys.ethz.ch
Bruno Eckmann
Research Assistant

Bruno joined quantum device lab as a research assistant in summer 2016. He's currently doing his bachelor in physics at ETH.

Email: breckman@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Eva-Linda Kermendi
Research Assistant

Eva-Linda joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2016 as a research assistant and is helping with technical issues in the Laboratory. She is currently doing her Bachelor in Physics at ETH Zurich.

Email: keeva@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Ants Remm
Research Assistant

Ants joined the quantum device lab during the spring term of 2016 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics). After he finished his Semester's thesis in autumn 2016 he is currently working as a research assistant.

Phone: +41 44 63 37192
Office: HPF D7
Email: remma@nullethz.ch
Taro Spirig
Research Assistant

Taro joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2016 as a research assistant and is helping with technical issues in the Laboratory such as microwave interferences. He is currently doing his Bachelor in Physics at ETH Zurich.

Email: spirigta@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Semester thesis students
Oscar Bettermann
Semester thesis student

Oscar joined the quantum device lab during the spring term of 2016 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics).

Email: beoscar@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Alisha Dütschler
Semester thesis student

Alisha will join the quantum device lab during spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: alishad@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Maryse Ernzer
Semester thesis student

Maryse joined the quantum device lab during summer 2016 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: ernzerm@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Fadri Grünenfelder
Semester thesis student

Fadri joined the quantum device lab during spring term 2016 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics)

Email: fagrue91@nullhotmail.com
Denis Loos
Semester thesis student

Denis will join the quantum device lab during spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics).

Email: dloos@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Simon Mathis
Semester thesis student

Simon will join the quantum device lab during spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: mathissi@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Nicholas Meinhardt
Semester thesis student

Nicholas will join the quantum device lab during spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: nmeinhar@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Chun Tat Ngai
Semester thesis student

Chun Tat (James) joined the quantum device lab during the spring term 2016 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics).

Email: cngai@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Graham Norris
Semester thesis student

Graham joined the quantum device lab during the fall term 2016 for a semester project within the ETH Zürich Master's program (MSc ETH Physics).

Email: gnorris@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Josua Schär
Semester thesis student

Josua will join the quantum device lab during spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: schaerj@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Peng Zhou
Semester thesis student

Peng joined the Quantum Device Lab during fall term 2016. He is interested in different aspects of quantum information science, and is currently working towards an MSc in physics.  

Office: HPF D7
Email: pzhou@nullphys.ethz.ch