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Quantum Photonics & AI Group

Prof. Dirk Englund • Dr. Ryan Hamerly • Dr. Matthew Trusheim • Dr Avinash Kumar • Dr Charles Hsu • Dr Franco Wong

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Dirk Englund

PhD Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Dirk Englund received his BS in Physics from Caltech in 2002. Following a Fulbright year at TU Eindhoven, he earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in Applied Physics in 2008, both from Stanford University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University until 2010, when he started his group as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Applied Physics at Columbia University. In 2013, he joined the faculty of MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dirk's research focuses on quantum technologies based on semiconductor and optical systems. Outside the office, Dirk enjoys doing sports, music, and spending time with family and friends.

PhD (Appl. Physics), Stanford (2008) MS (Electrical Engineering), Stanford BS (Physics), Caltech

Matthew E. Trusheim

PhD Research Scientist

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PhD (EECS) MIT, MS (Appl. Phys.) Columbia, BS (Appl. Phys.) Yale

Ryan Hamerly

PhD Research Scientist

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R.H. was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1988. He graduated from Boulder High School in 2006 and received a B.S. degree from Caltech in 2010, working with Prof. Yanbei Chen on black hole mergers. In 2016 he received a Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Stanford, for work with Prof. Hideo Mabuchi on quantum control, nanophotonics, and nonlinear optics. In 2017 he was at the National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo), working with Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto on quantum annealing and optical computing concepts. He is currently an IC postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Prof. Dirk Englund.

PhD (Applied Physics) Stanford (2016). BS (Physics) Caltech (2010)

Erik Yost

Program Manager, Research

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Erik Yost is a Grand Canyon University graduate with honors in Business Management. He pioneered numerous microgravity research at NASA AMES and around the world while presenting findings. He then founded GENERATE and the GCU STELLAR program for undergraduates to conduct research on the International Space Station NL. Working with LaBelle Labs, he successfully led the seminal deployment of energy and health research to the ISS. With a PMP certification, he helps the MIT Quantum Photonics Group with research program management. Outside work, Erik enjoys surfing, hiking, and family time.

BS (Business Managment) Grand Canyon University

Avinash Kumar

PhD Research Scientist

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Franco Wong

PhD Research Scientist

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PhD (Stanford), MS (Stanford), BA, BS (Rochester)

Janice Balzer

Administrator

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Adyant Kamdar

Software Engineer

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BA (Physics, minor EECS), UC Berkeley

Anders Khaykin

Research Engineer

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BSc (Materials Science & Engineering & Economics) MIT 2021

Hyeongrak Choi

PhD Postdoctoral

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M.S. (Electrical Engineering), MIT (2017); B.S. (Electrical engineering), Seoul National University (2014)

Adrian Menssen

PhD Postdoctoral

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Adrian Menssen's research focuses on programming atomic systems for quantum computing and simulation using large-scale photonic circuits.

BS (Physics) Goethe Univ., Ger 2011, M.Sc (Physics) Goethe Univ., Ger 2014, DPhil (Physics) Univ. of Oxford, UK 2019

Sivan Trajtenberg-Mills

PhD Postdoctoral

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Sivan Trajtenberg Mills recieved her BsC in Physics and Computer science from Tel Aviv Univeristy (TAU). She holds a PhD in Physics from TAU in the field of nonlinear optics, supervised by prof. Ady Arie. She was an officer in the Israeli defence forces in the field of cyber-security, and continued instructing high-school students in cyber related academic programs throughout her PhD. She has been active in promoting women in STEM. Outside the lab, she was a second-league vollyball player and referee, as well as part of a semi-proffesional classical Choir.

B.Sc. (Physics and computer science), Tel Aviv University, Israel Ph.D (Physics) Tel Aviv University, Israel

Bevin Huang

PhD Postdoctoral

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Ph.D. (Physics) University of Washington (2020)

Jawaher Almutlaq

PhD Postdoctoral

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Jawaher received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015. Her thesis was on the additive manufacturing of metals for the next generation of spaceships as the recipient of The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium scholarship. In 2015, she joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Osman Bakr. Her research focused on investigating the synthesis, structural and optical properties of perovskites. For her work, she was awarded a PhD degree in 2020. During her PhD, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she worked on yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) superconductors. She Received the Ibn Khaldun Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021, and the Ibn Rushd Postdoctoral Fellowship award in 2022. In Quantum Photonics Group, she works on quantum materials, focusing on the 2D materials for quantum technoloy. Outside of work, she is an avid tea drinker and she enjoys stargazing and practicing archery.

Ph.D (Materials Science & Engineering), KAUST, 2020

Sri Krishna Vadlamani

PhD Postdoctoral

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Sri received a B.Tech. (with honors) in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Physics, from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India, in 2016. In 2021, he obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. work explored spectroscopic lineshape theory for tunnel transistors, and physics-based combinatorial optimization solvers.

B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) IIT Bombay, India, 2016. Ph.D. (EECS) UC Berkeley, 2021.

Valeria Saggio

PhD Postdoctoral

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Valeria Saggio received her Ph.D. at the University of Vienna (Austria) in 2021, where she worked on entanglement detection in photonic cluster states as well as on applications of quantum mechanics to reinforcement learning. She carried out her Master thesis at the University of Florence (Italy) and did an internship at the Queen's University Belfast (UK) during her studies at the University of Catania (Italy), where she obtained her B.A. and M.S. in Physics. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, MIT.

Ph.D. (Physics), University of Vienna, Austria (2021)

Ethan Arnault

PhD Postdoctoral

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Ethan received his BA in Physics from Cornell University in 2016. Afterwards, he attended a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics under Prof. Gleb Finkelstein at Duke University. While there, he studied nanoelectronic devices looking at the interplay of superconductivity with graphene heterostructures. In particular, studying multiterminal Josephson junctions and superconducting effects in the quantum Hall regime. For this work, he was awarded a PhD and concurrent MS in ECE in May 2022. His current work is on utilizing 2D materials for quantum sensors.

PhD Physics, MS ECE, Duke University (2022), BA Physics Cornell University (2016)

Yong Hu

PhD Postdoctoral

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Yong Hu received his B.S. in Material Physics from Hefei University of Technology in 2014 and his M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics from Nanjing University in 2017. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University at Buffalo in 2022. He is a recipient of the 2022 MMM-INTERMAG Best Student Presentation Finalist; 2021 Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Awards; 2021 MRS Science as Art Competition Award, and 2020 Dean’s Graduate Achievement Award. His current research focuses on low-dimensional quantum material devices, including quantum emitters in 2D materials and graphene plasmonics for nonlinear frequency conversion and photodetection.

B.S. (Material Physics) Hefei University of Technology 2014, M.S. (Condensed Matter Physics) Nanjing University 2017, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) 2022.

Chao Li

PhD Postdoctoral

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Chao Li earned his BS with the highest honor from Jilin University in 2016. He continued his education at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph.D. in 2022. His doctoral research focused on developing chip-scale atomic beam technologies and devices for timekeeping and sensing applications. This work earned him the 2023 APS Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award. Currently, he is a postdoc at MIT RLE, where he is exploring the use of large-scale photonic modulator arrays and beam-steering devices for fast and coherent qubit control.

B.S. (Physics), Jilin University 2016; Ph.D. (Physics), Georgia Institute of Technology 2022

Camille Papon

PhD Postdoctoral

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Camille obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Niels Bohr Institute in 2023 (NBI, Denmark) . She has an extensive experience in the nanofabrication of photonic devices and their use for quantum information applications. Under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Leonardo Midolo and Prof. Peter Lodahl she implemented various quantum hardware, including nanomechanical single-photon routers and photonic circuits with multiple emitters, for the scalable operation of deterministic single-photon sources. In the Quantum Photonics Group at MIT, she works on interfacing atom-like defects in silicon with nanophotonic structures toward their use in quantum technologies.

B.S. (Physics), University of Copenhagen M.S. (Quantum Physics), University of Copenhagen Ph.D. (Quantum Photonics), University of Copenhagen

Qiushi Gu

PhD Postdoctoral

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Gu received his BA, M.Sci from the University of Cambridge. He later joined Mete Atature's group working on optically addressable spin defects in diamond and hBN for quantum sensing and communication. At MIT he works on identifying color centers in silicon.

BA and M.Sci, University of Cambridge, 2017 PhD, University of Cambridge, 2022

Bo-Han Wu

PhD Postdoctoral

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Bo-Han Wu received his BS degree in National Chiao Tung University (Electrophysics), MS degree in National Tsing Hua University (Physics), and PhD degree in the University of Arizona, majoring in Physics and minoring in Optical science. During his PhD study, he designed, fabricated and tested the photonic chip to generate the continuous-variable (CV) entangled photons; further, he proposed a theoretical protocol of CV quantum repeater to distribute long-distance entanglement and a theoretical quantum radar scheme to interrogate the direction of an distant unknown object. In MIT, he will theoretically develope the quantum sensing protocol empowered by machine learning tasks and will participate the experiments of large-scale photonic chip for atomic system.

B.S. (Electrophysics) National Chiao Tung University; M.S. (Physics) National Tsing Hua University; Ph. D. (Physics/Optical Science) The University of Arizona

Chao Luan

PhD Postdoctoral

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B.S. (Physics), University of Jinan (2014) M.S. (Optical Engineering), Shandong University (2017) Ph.D. (Silicon Photonics), Technical University of Denmark (2022)

Ian Berkman

PhD Postdoctoral

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B.S. (Physics), Leiden University, 2015. M.S. (Applied Physics), Delft University of Technology, 2018. Ph.D. (Quantum computing/communication), University of New South Wales, 2023.

Saumil Bandyopadhyay

PhD Visiting

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Saumil received his S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. His research centers on developing energy-efficient chip-scale photonics for communication and computing, and his doctoral thesis focused on the design and experimental demonstration of end-to-end, monolithically integrated silicon photonic processors for deep neural networks. Prior to his doctoral work, Saumil worked with multiple optical communications teams across the industry, including internships with the Facebook Connectivity Lab and Network Hardware Engineering Teams (the latter in collaboration with the Telecom Infra Project), and most recently as a Senior Photonics Engineer on the Photonic Design Team at Elenion Technologies. His work has previously been recognized with a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Saumil recently joined the Physics and Informatics Laboratories at NTT Research and concurrently holds a joint appointment as a visiting scientist with the Quantum Photonics & AI Group at MIT.

PhD, Electrical Engineering, MIT (2023) | MEng, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT (2018) | SB, Electrical Science and Engineering, MIT (2017)

Mahdi Mazaheri

PhD Postdoctoral

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Kfir Sulimany

PhD Postdoctoral

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Ph.D. ,Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Qian Ding

PhD Postdoctoral

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Ph.D. (EE), ETH Zurich

Kenaish Alqubaisi

PhD Postdoctoral

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Kenaish Al Qubaisi received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Boston University in 2023 for his work with Prof. Miloš Popović on the design and demonstration of novel passive and active photonic devices and circuits in monolithic electronics-photonics CMOS platforms. In 2015, he obtained a Master's in Microsystems Engineering from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Under Prof. Anatol Khilo’s guidance, Kenaish explored modeling of nonlinear effects in silicon microring resonators and the design of high-order integrated optical filters resilient against wavelength-dependent variations. He was invited to join Prof. Erich Ippen’s lab at MIT in 2014 as a visiting researcher to experimentally characterize integrated ultra‑fast pulse shapers. Kenaish received a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2013, where he undertook a year-long senior design project as the lead telecommunication system engineer for a miniature satellite (cubesat) named PurdueSAT.

Ph.D. (EECS), Boston University

Ian Christen

Graduate student

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Ian received his BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Washington. There, he worked with Professor Kai-Mei Fu on nitrogen-vacancy center quantum computation. Ian will continue similar work in the Quantum Photonics Lab. Ian runs kinda fast.

B.S. (Math, Physics) University of Washington (2017)

Isaac B. Harris

Graduate student

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B.A.Sc. (Nanotechnology Engineering) University of Waterloo, Canada (2018)

Liane Bernstein

Graduate student

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Liane received her B. Eng. in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montreal in 2016, specializing in Photonics. In 2018, she was awarded an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT for “Ultrahigh-Resolution, Deep-Penetration Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography” in Prof. Andy Yun’s group. For her PhD work in the Quantum Photonics and AI Group at MIT, Liane transitioned to optical computing, where she developed optical hardware to improve the speed and energy efficiency of deep learning. Outside the lab, Liane loves to rock climb and play the flute. Liane is a recipient of the Order of the White Rose scholarship (2016), FRQNT Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2018), and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (2018-2021). BEng (Engineering Physics), Polytechnique Montreal (2016) MS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), MIT (2018)

BEng (Engineering Physics), Polytechnique Montreal (2016) MS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), MIT (2018)

Ronald Davis

Graduate student

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Hugo Larocque

Graduate student

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Hugo completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at the University of Ottawa where he worked with Ebrahim Karimi and Robert Boyd on generating and characterizing topologically structured waves. The methods that he developed there involve applications in several fields including quantum cryptography, electron microscopy, materials science, nonlinear optics, and fundamental physics. Hugo joined the Quantum Photonics Lab as a Graduate student in 2018. His research focuses on developing large-scale photonic integrated circuits with devices designed to host nonlinear interactions, multimode interference processes, andheterogeneously integrated quantum emitters. He is a recipient of the 2019 NSERC PGSD and 2020 NSF QISE-NET awards.

B.Sc. (Physics) University of Ottawa, Canada (2016). M.Sc. (Physics) University of Ottawa, Canada (2018).

Linsen Li

Graduate student

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Linsen Li received his BS in Microelectronics from Tsinghua University in 2019. He was a gold medal winner in the 16th Asian Physics Olympiad in 2015. As an undergraduate, he was awarded the Tsinghua Presidential Award, the highest honor in Tsinghua University. He has pursued the advanced curriculum and undertaken several research projects during his undergraduate period at Tsinghua University, MIT, and Stanford University. Linsen Li is a recipient of the Analog Devices Fellowship in MIT EECS. His research interests include Advanced modeling and computing, Nanotechnology and Quantum Technology. Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and golf.

BS (Microelectronics) Tsinghua University, China 2019

Yuqin Duan (Sophia)

Graduate student

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Sophia received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2019, where she worked on 2D ferroelectric material and p-bits simulation with Prof. Peide Ye and Supryio Datta. Later on, she spent a year exploring micro-robotics at Prof. Robert Wood and Yufeng Kevin Chen's lab, where she worked on designing robust and power-autonomous micro-bee. Inspired by the beauty of nature, Sophia joined the Quantum Photonics Lab at MIT to work on vertical cavity with artificial atom array. She is a recipient of Edwin Webster Fellowship. Outside of the lab, Sophia is a traditional chinese dance choreographer at MIT ADT, a dancer at DR and Harvard Dance Troupe, a classical musician, and Assyriology enthusiast.

B.S. (EE) Purdue University, 2019. S.M. (EECS) MIT, 2021

Marc Davis

Graduate student

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Marc received his B.A. in Physics and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where he worked in Prof. Irfan Siddiqi's lab on quantum gate synthesis and circuit optimization techniques for NISQ quantum circuits. Now Marc works on quantum circuit optimization techniques for a variety of different scenarios, such as fault-tolerant quantum computing and distributed quantum circuits.

B.A. (CS and Physics) UC Berkeley 2020, S.M (EECS) MIT 2023

Hamza Raniwala

Graduate student

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Hamza received his BS in Applied Physics from Caltech in 2020. There, he worked in the lab of Dr. Hyuck Choo on a nanophotonic sensor implant for monitoring intraocular pressure, and later in the lab of Professor Oskar Painter on coherent, piezoelectric-based microwave-to-optical transduction. For his senior thesis, Hamza continued working with Professor Painter on vertical nanogap capacitors for low TLS density superconducting transmon qubits. Hamza joined the Quantum Photonics Laboratory in 2020 and is currently researching spin-phonon interfaces for quantum computing and networking applications. Hamza is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and will be an NDSEG fellow in the fall.

B.S. (Applied Physics) California Institute of Technology 2020

Hanfeng Wang

Graduate student

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B.S. (Applied Physics), USTC, 2020

Thomas Propson

Graduate student

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Thomas received a BA in Physics from the University of Chicago in 2021. There, under the guidance of Fred Chong, he developed techniques for improving the performance of quantum algorithms on NISQ devices. He completed his senior thesis in the lab of David Schuster, where he developed a numerical optimization protocol for making quantum gates robust to control imperfections and applied it to fluxonium-type superconducting circuits. For his undergraduate work, Thomas was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and a full-tuition scholarship for his senior year from the UChicago Physics Department. Following graduation, he joined the Quantum Photonics Group at MIT as a Ph.D. student with the support of the NSFGRFP and the MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship. At MIT, Thomas is excited to develop photonic technologies for controlling quantum devices.

B.A. (Physics) University of Chicago, 2021

Reggie Wilcox

Graduate student

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Cole Brabec

Graduate student

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B.S. (Electrical Engineering), Caltech, 2021

Alessandro Buzzi

MSc Graduate student

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Alessandro Buzzi received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2022, as part of a joint degree between Politecnico di Torino, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG Phelma), and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) focused on micro and nanotechnologies for integrated systems. He conducted research in a variety of fields ranging from computational electromagnetics (in Politecnico di Torino) and nanomagnetism (in Politecnico di Milano). In 2022, he joined the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication group at MIT for his Master’s thesis on the development of superconducting electronics. From January 2023, he joined the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, focusing on color centers in silicon and heterogenous integration for photonic integrated circuits.

MSc (Electrical Engineering) Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2022)

Yin Min Goh

Graduate student

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B.S. (Physics), University of Michigan (2022)

Maxim Sirotin

Graduate student

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Maxim Sirotin received his MSc and BSc in physics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, where, under the guidance of Prof. Andrey Fedyanin, he was developing laser interferometric imaging methods for biomechanics and nanophotonics. As his master's thesis, he created a method of ultrafast optical coherence microscopy. While working in the group of Prof. Peter Hommelhoff (FAU and MPL, Germany) Maxim was developing the theoretical foundations of free-electron quantum optics under the influence of quantum recoil effect. Maxim joined the Quantum Photonics Group at MIT as a PhD student in September 2023 to work on quantum networks with tin-vacancy centers in diamond.

MSc and BSc (Physics), Lomonosov Moscow State University (2022)

Prahlad Iyengar

Graduate student

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BSc (Electrical Engineering)

Marc Bacvanski

Graduate student

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B.S. (Computer Science), Northeastern University (2023)

Louis Follet

Graduate student

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B.S. and M.S. (Physics) Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (2021 & 2023) B.S. and M.S. (Engineering) Institut d'Optique (2021 & 2023)

Sofia Patomaki

Postdoctoral

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Ph.D. (physics) University College London

Helaman Flores

Undergraduate

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Helaman Flores is an undergraduate researcher from Brigham Young University. His research focuses on coupling to resonant cavities in diamond and strain tuning of diamond structures, with experience in FDTD and FEM simulation software.

BSc (EE)

Asher Han

Graduate student

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Odiel Hooybergs

Graduate student

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Odiel is an ETH Quantum Engineering student, passionate about quantum information processing. During his Semester Project and Master Thesis he got introduced to the field of microwave-optical quantum transduction, which will play an import role in the future quantum internet and the upscaling of quantum computers based on superconducting circuits. Currently he is expanding his experience in experimental quantum physics during a research internship on color centers in silicon. During the first six months he built the measurement setup in Carlos Errando Herranz’s new group at TU Delft in collaboration with the group of Ronald Hanson. Now he is using a similar setup for the investigation of G-centers in photonic integrated circuits in the group of Dirk Englund at MIT. He is also working on a theoretical project about driven quantum matter based on group IV color centers in diamond with strain control.

B.S. Engineering Physics (Ghent University), M.S. Quantum Engineering (ETH Zurich)

Lingling Fan

PhD Postdoctoral

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Dr. Lingling Fan received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2023. Prior to Stanford, she did her undergraduate research at Yale University, Applied Physics. She was a research intern at Google LLC in 2022 summer. She has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference venues, including Nature Portfolio, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, and American Chemical Society. Her research has translated to two U.S. patents and influenced emerging industry products in Google. She is a recipient of an Engineering Fellowship from Stanford University (2018), a CLEO presenter award (2020), a DARE fellowship finalist (2021), an EECS Rising Star award (2022), and a travel grant from ACM SIGCOMM (2023).

Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University

Max Aalto

Graduate student

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Shuang Wu

PhD Postdoctoral

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Mark Dong

PhD Research Scientist

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Mark earned his B.S. from Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in EECS. His research, both theoretical and experimental, covers a broad range of topics including nonlinear optics in fibers, semiconductor laser physics, device fabrication, and optical frequency comb metrology. He has received several Rackham research awards from UM, a Graduate Student Instructor of the Year award, and was a finalist for the Carl E. Anderson Dissertation Award. Currently, he is working in a collaboration between MITRE and MIT on quantum information processing in photonic integrated circuits.

B.S. (Applied Physics & EE) Cornell University 2012, M.S. (EECS) University of Michigan 2013, Ph.D. (EECS) University of Michigan 2018

Gen Clark

PhD Research Scientist

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Pratyush Anand

Graduate student

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MSc (Physics); BTech (Engineering Physics)

Yihuai Gao

Graduate student

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Dashiell Vitullo

PhD Research Scientist

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PhD (Physics), University of Oregon (2016), BA (Physics) Reed College (2007)

Mustafa Yucel

Graduate student

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Mustafa Yucel received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from INPG-Phelma in 2020 and his MSc in Electrical Engineering from INPG Phelma, Grenoble France, the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in 2022. In 2021 he worked during his 3 months internship on the guided interactions with rare-earth (Tm:GaN) luminescent centers for quantum information processing at the CNRS, Néel Institute, Grenoble. He joined QPG-MIT for his Master thesis to work on Large Scale Photonics Integrated Circuits for Quantum Information Processing with Artificial Atoms. Currently he is working on CMOS-Integrated Large-Scale Optical Neural Transceivers as research assistant.

BSc (Mathematics, Physics and Electronics) INPG-Phelma and MSc (EECS) INPG-Phelma, Politecnico di Torino & EPFL

Stefan Krastanov

PhD Professor

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Stefan's research interests center on the control and calibration of near term quantum hardware, with the occasional use of machine learning techniques towards that goal. He obtained his doctorate in physics in Liang Jiang's group at the Yale Quantum Institute and his undergraduate degree at ENS, Lyon, France. He spends much of his free time on hobby electronics and STEM outreach, frequently mixing the two by helping middleschoolers build pretty light-emitting gadgets and learn about the physics behind the contraption.

M (Physics) ENS Lyon, PhD (Physics) Yale

Andrew Greenspon

PhD Research Scientist

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PhD (Applied Physics) Harvard University 2021

Kevin Palm

Research Scientist

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PhD (Phyiscs) University of Maryland 2021, BA (Physics) Cornell University 2016

Etienne Corminboeuf

Graduate student

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Etienne Corminboeuf holds a BSc in Physics from ETH Zurich, where he is also pursuing his MSc degree. He is currently working on his MSc thesis in the group of Prof. Dirk Englund at MIT. Previously, he was a Research Assistant at Polariton Technologies - a spinoff out of the group of Prof. Leuthold at ETH Zurich - focusing on automated measurements for electro-optic devices. He also worked as an Atmospheric Scientist for Orbio Earth on the detection and quantification of anomalous methane emissions using satellite imagery.

BSc (Physics), ETH Zurich

Zhizhen Zhong

PhD Postdoctoral

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Zhizhen Zhong is a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL. His research work focuses on the intersection of networked systems and photonics/optoelectronics to build the next-generation reconfigurable computer networks and high-performance networked computing infrastructures. Before joining MIT, he was a visiting researcher at Meta (Facebook). He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2019. His Ph.D. thesis is on "Traffic-Driven Self-Adaptive Optical Networking" that designs reconfigurable optical networks to adapt to spatiotemporal traffic demand dynamics for high throughput and low latency. He was a visiting Ph.D student at the University of California Davis. He received his Bachelor's Degree of Engineering and secondary Bachelor's Degree of Economics from Tsinghua University in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

PhD (Electronic Engineering), Tsinghua; BEng (Electronic Engineering), Tsinghua

Niv Bharos

Graduate student

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BSc, MSc (Applied Physics)

Danielle Braje

Dr LL supervisor

Ben Dixon

Dr LL supervisor

Scott Hamilton

Dr LL supervisor

Emily Xie

High school

Jasvith Raj Basani

Graduate student

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Jeffrey Wang

Undergraduate

Andy Dienes

Undergraduate

Matthew Feldman

Graduate student

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Mario Acevedo-Portela

Undergraduate

Vering, Julius

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Lidholm, Johanna

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Darwin Cordovilla

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Adrian Ariton

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B.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest (2022-2026)

Alexandru Ariton

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B.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest (2022-2026)

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Jared Cochrane

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Lamia Ateshian

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Uttara Chakraborty

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Madison Sutula

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UROP and SuperUROP

Charles Hsu

PhD Research Engineer

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Mikkel Heuck

PhD Research Scientist

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Dalia Ornelas-Huerta

PhD Postdoctoral

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Lorenzo De Santis

PhD Postdoctoral

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Jordan Goldstein

PhD in EECS, MIT Graduate student

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Hyowon Moon

PhD in EECS, MIT Graduate student

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Evan D. Walsh

PhD in Physics, Harvard University Graduate student

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Noel H. Wan

PhD Graduate student

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Cheng Peng

PhD Graduate student

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Tsung-Ju Lu

PhD Graduate student

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Christopher Foy

PhD Graduate student

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Eric Bersin

PhD Graduate student

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Gregory R. Steinbrecher

PhD Graduate student

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Michael Walsh

PhD Graduate student

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Donggyu Kim

PhD Graduate student

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Rui Tang

PhD Visiting

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Yan Chen

PhD Postdoctoral

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Christopher Panuski

PhD Graduate student

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Theodor Isacsson

Visiting

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Hannah Clevenson

PhD Graduate student

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Alexander Lukin

PhD Postdoctoral

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Darius Bunandar

PhD Graduate student

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Nicholas C. Harris

PhD Graduate student

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Amir Karamlou

PhD MEng

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Dmitri K. Efetov

PhD Postdoctoral

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Ren-Jye Shiue

PhD Graduate student

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Lukas Mennel

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Florian Dolde

PhD Postdoctoral

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Diploma (Physics) Uni Stuttgart Dr. rer. nat. Uni Stuttgart

Margaret Pavlovich

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Marisa Sotolongo

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Prashanta Kharel

Undergraduate

B.S. (Applied Physics) Columbia 2013, B.S. (Physics) Sewanee

Catherine Lee

PhD Graduate student

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Tamara Dordevic

PhD Undergraduate

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B.S. (Physics) MIT 2015

Rishi Patel

PhD Undergraduate

Ophir Gaathon

PhD Postdoctoral

Jonathan Hodges

PhD Postdoctoral

Igal Bayn

PhD Postdoctoral

Luozhou Li

PhD Graduate student

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MS (Electrical Engineering), Columbia University (2011) BS (Optoelectronics), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2009)

Jacob Mower

PhD Graduate student

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B.S. (Physics), Stevens Institute of Technology, M.S. (Electrical Engineering), Columbia, PhD (EECS) MIT

Anubhav Sinha

PhD MEng

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Tim Schröder

PhD Postdoctoral

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Maarten Degen

PhD Diploma/Masters

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Sinan Karaveli

PhD Postdoctoral

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Edward H. Chen

PhD Graduate student

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Mihir Pant

PhD Graduate student

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Kwang-Yong Jeong

PhD Postdoctoral

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Jiabao Zheng

PhD Graduate student

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Sara L. Mouradian

PhD Graduate student

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Gabriele Grosso

PhD Postdoctoral

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Jacques Carolan

PhD Postdoctoral

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Frédéric Peyskens

PhD Postdoctoral

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Chitraleema Chakraborty

PhD Postdoctoral

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Zaijun Chen

PhD Postdoctoral

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Erik Eisenach

PhD Graduate student

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Stefan Krastanov

PhD Research Scientist

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Wenhan Dai

PhD Postdoctoral

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Laura Kim

PhD Postdoctoral

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Mihika Prabhu

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Carlos Errando Herranz

PhD Postdoctoral

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BS&MS (Electrical Engineering) UPV Valencia, Spain; PhD (Micro and Nanosystems) KTH Stockholm, Sweden

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Alex Sludds

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B.S. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) MIT (2018), M.Eng (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) MIT 2019

Artur Hermans

PhD Postdoctoral

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BS (Engineering: Electronics and Information Technology) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2012); European MS (Photonics) Ghent University, Belgium, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, University of St Andrews, UK (2014); PhD (Photonics Engineering) Ghent University, Belgium (2019).

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Max Hardy

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Graduate student

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B.S. (Applied Physics) Caltech (2017), S.M. (EECS) MIT (2019)

Mohamed ElKabbash

PhD Postdoctoral

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LL.B. Alexandria Law School (2007), Masters (Law & political economy) Alexandria Law School (2009), B.A. (physics and economics) Illinois Wesleyan University (2012), Ph.D. (physics) (2017).

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MEng of Masters thesis as reader

Etienne Corminboeuf

PhD as Reader [automation]

Jelena Notaros

Won Kyu Calvin Sun

Akshay Agarwal

Yuan Cao

Mohamed Ibrahim

Pai Peng

Charles Roques-Carmes

Matthias Ginterseder

Samuel Gyger, EECS

Wenjie Yao, EECS

Matteo Castellani

Bobak T. Kiani

Haowei Xu

Nobakht, Jahangir

Castelazo, Grecia

Jane Hayes

Marco Colangelo