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 33116
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
David van Woerkom
Postdoc

David joined the Quantum Device Lab in January 2017. 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. David did his PhD with Leo Kouwenhoven at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Phone: +41 44 63 37134
Office: HPF D5
Email: david.van.woerkom@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

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.

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 thesis 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 34558
Office: HPF F14
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 32244
Office: HPF F14
Email: anna.stockklauser@nullphys.ethz.ch
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

Francesca 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.

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

Gaby 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 is enrolled in the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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

Kadir 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 32244
Office: HPF F14
Email: abdulkadir.akin@nullphys.ethz.ch
Martin Göppl
Engineer

Martin rejoined our lab in September 2016 to work on the realization of 3D integrated circuit-QED systems after having been a PhD student with us from April 2006 to May 2009. Before that, he had 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. Bruno 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 the 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 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.

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

Technician (with focus on mechanics and cryogenics). 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 focus on nanofabrication). 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, and, in February 2016, 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 focus on measurement technology). 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 in 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

Moritz is conducting an external Master thesis in the group of Prof. William D. Oliver in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT in Boston, USA.  He was previously in our group for a semester-thesis project as part of his Bachelor education (BSc ETH Physics).

Patrik Caspar
Master's thesis student

Patrik is conducting an external Master thesis project in the group of Peter Leek at the University of Oxford, UK. He was previously in our group for a semester-thesis project as part of his Bachelor education (BSc ETH Physics).

Livio Ciorciaro
Master's thesis student

Livio is conducting an external Master thesis in the group of Professor Leo DiCarlo at TU Delft, Netherlands. He was previously in our group for a Bachelor-thesis project as part of his Bachelor education (BSc ETH Interdisciplinary Sciences).

Graham Norris
Master's thesis student

Graham joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2017 for a Master-thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He was previously in our group for a semester project as part of his Master education.

Email: gnorris@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Ants Remm
Master's thesis student

Ants joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2017 for a Master-thesis project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). He was previously in our group for a semester project as part of his Master education.

Phone: +41 44 63 37192
Office: HPF D7
Email: remma@nullethz.ch
Zhiren Wang
Master's thesis student

Zhiren joined the Quantum Device Lab in March 2017 for a six-month internship as part of his master-thesis. He is currently enrolled in the EPF Lausanne Master programme in nanotechnology.

Research Assistants
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 the Quantum Device Lab in summer 2016 as a research assistant. He is currently enrolled in the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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

Eva-Linda joined the Quantum Device Lab in November 2016 as a research assistant. She is currently enrolled in the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc Physics).

Email: keeva@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Simon Storz
Research Assistant

Simon 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.

Email: simstorz@nullphys.ethz.ch
Semester thesis students
Stefania Balasiu
Semester thesis student

Stefania joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2017 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics). She was previously a member of the Quantum Device Lab 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.

Phone: +41 44 63 32292
Office: HPF D17
Email: balasiu@nullphys.ethz.ch
Renato Bellotti
Semester thesis student

Renato joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2017 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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

Alisha joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2017 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

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

Maryse joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Fall Semester 2016 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: ernzerm@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Kevin Küng
Semester thesis student

Kevin joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2017 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Bachelor programme (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: kkueng@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Denis Loos
Semester thesis student

Denis joined the Quantum Device Lab for the Spring Semester 2017 to carry out a semester project within the ETH Zurich Master programme (MSc ETH Physics).

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

Simon joined the Quantum Device Lab in 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 joined the Quantum Device Lab in spring 2017 for a semester thesis project within the ETH Zürich Bachelor's program (BSc ETH Physics).

Email: nmeinhar@nullstudent.ethz.ch
Grégoire Noel
Semester thesis student

Grégoire joined the Quantum Device Lab in April 2017 for a semester thesis project. He is a normalien civil servant student currently undertaking an MSc in fundamental and applied Physics at École Normale Supérieur Paris-Saclay.

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

Josua joined the Quantum Device Lab in 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
Summer student
Jacob Koenig
Summer student

Jacob will join the Quantum Device Lab in May 2017 for a four-month internship. He is currently a Bachelor's student in physics at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has worked at the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at The University of Tokyo studying superconducting qubits