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Principal Investigator
Dr. Peter Leek

Principal Investigator


Clarendon Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics
Room 104, Parks Road, OX1 3PU, Oxford, UK
+44 (0)1865 282066
peter.leek@physics.ox.ac.uk

Peter initially studied Physics in Cambridge where he also obtained a PhD in 2006 for research on carbon nanotube devices. He subsequently worked as a postdoc with Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH Zurich between 2007-2009, on superconducting circuits and circuit quantum electrodynamics, with an EU Marie Curie Fellowship between 2007-2008. In 2010-2011, he worked in the group of Prof. Klaus Ensslin at ETH on hybrid circuit QED with semiconductor quantum dots. Since 2011, he is an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics at Oxford. He is also currently a Nicholas Kurti Junior Fellow at Brasenose College.

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Postodcs
Giovanna Tancredi

Postdoc


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
giovanna.tancredi@physics.ox.ac.uk

Giovanna joined the Leeklab in December 2014 as a postdoc to work on circuit QED with superconducting qubits. Previously she was a postdoc in the group Dr Phil Meeson at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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DPhil Students
Ani Nersisyan

DPhil Student


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
ani.nersisyan@physics.ox.ac.uk

Ani received her BSc degree from the Physics Department of Yerevan State University in 2010. The same year she was accepted to the Physics Department of ETH Zurich as a Master student. In Spring 2011 she joined the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH where she carried two semester project under the supervision of Prof. Atac Imamoglu on Spin-Photon entanglement in Cavity QED. In the second year of her MSc program she was accepted to Mesoscopic Quantum Optics Group at Princeton University, as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator where she did her MSc thesis project on the theory of Dynamical Polariton Bose-Einstein condensates. In 2012 she joined the Condensed Matter Physics Department at the University of Oxford as a DPhil student where she received Arthur H. Cooke memorial prize awarded for distinguished work by a first year research student for the work towards her DPhil project of studying Andreev Bound States in carbon nanotube superconducting quantum devices via coupling to on-chip microwave resonators.

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Michael Peterer

DPhil Student


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
michael.peterer@physics.ox.ac.uk

Michael graduated from ETH Zurich in 2012 with a BSc and MSc in Physics. He worked with Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH for his Masterthesis investigating external sources of decoherence in transmon qubits. He then started his DPhil at Oxford in 2012 with an EPSRC Project Studentship, working on 3D superconducting qubits in circuit quantum electrodynamics. During his second year DPhil he carried out a research visit at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, where he was an exchange student for three months in the Superconducting Circuits and Quantum Computation Group. At MIT he worked with Will D Oliver on the coherence and decay of higher energy levels of a superconducting qubit.

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Einar Magnusson

DPhil Student


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
einar.magnusson@physics.ox.ac.uk

Einar received his BSc in Physics from the University of Iceland in 2009. In January 2010 he started his MSc at the same university, with Prof. Ivan Shelykh. While his thesis subject was on functional renormalisation group calculations for electronic transport through a quantum dot, he also co-authored several papers on exciton-polariton dynamics. Starting his DPhil at Oxford in October 2012, he is now working on a project exploring the coupling of surface acoustic waves and spin ensembles, with the support of the Clarendon Scholarship and Jesus College Old Members' Award.

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Riccardo Manenti

DPhil Student


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
riccardo.manenti@physics.ox.ac.uk

Riccardo received his MSc from the University of Milan in 2013. He joined the Leek Lab at Oxford for his Master Thesis from April 2013 to February 2014 where he worked on surface acoustic wave resonators for quantum information. After getting his degree (summa cum laude), he started his DPhil at Oxford in the fall of 2013 on a EPSRC Project Studentship. His main project involves investigating the interaction between a surface acoustic wave resonator and a superconducting qubit. Riccardo is mainly focussing on the fabrication of these microscopic devices in the Clarendon Laboratory cleanroom, using photolithography and e-beam lithography techniques.

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Andrew Patterson

DPhil Student


Room 103.2
+44(0)1865 272317
andrew.patterson@physics.ox.ac.uk

Andrew graduated with an MPhil in Physics from Oxford University in 2014. He joined the Leek Lab for a summer project in June 2013 and then for his Master Thesis, where he programmed and implemented an FPGA for the circuit QED experiments. As a DPhil student, he is working on superconducting qubits.

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Matthias Mergenthaler

DPhil Student


matthias.mergenthaler@materials.ox.ac.uk

Matthias received his BSc in Physics from ETH Zurich in 2012, after spending his last term at Harvard. While being at ETH he joined the Quantum Device Lab for a semester thesis under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Wallraff. For his Master’s Degree he moved to Imperial College London and graduated in 2013 with distinction. At Imperial College he joined the Centre for Cold Matter where he studied the weak coupling regime in optical cavity QED under the supervision of Prof. Ed Hinds. He then started his DPhil at Oxford in 2014 in the Materials Department in the group of Dr. Edward Laird and Prof. Andrew Briggs, co-supervised by Dr. Peter Leek, working on the coupling of valley-spin qubits in carbon nanotubes and superconducting coplanar resonators. In January 2015 Matthias was awarded the Klaus Murmann Doctorate Fellowship from the Foundation of German Business, which also supported him during his previous studies.

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