Quantum mechanics has played an ever-increasing role in electronics over the past several decades. At first, materials and devices were introduced that were designed with quantum mechanical principles, but still operated on classical information (for example, the silicon transistor). More recently, devices have been developed to store and…
Nana is a PQI Postdoctoral Fellow originally from Tokyo, Japan. Her research focuses on exploring new material systems to improve coherence of superconducting qubits. In her Ph.D., she worked in Hasan lab to study the electronic and magnetic structures and properties in various topological systems using scanning tunneling microscopy.
Matthew is a second year graduate student working to improve the coherence times of superconducting qubits through materials-based advancements and device architecture. He grew up in Northern Virginia and received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, travel,…
Jake is a sixth year graduate student from Wilmington NC and completed his bachelors at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in physics. He researches the fluxonium qubit investigating the effects of time-dependent flux as well as methods to improve and understand the coherence life time.
Outside of the lab Jake…
Jeremiah is a third year graduate student working on fabricating novel junctions, such as quantum phase slip wires, with spinodal materials for new protected qubits. He is from Los Angeles, CA and enjoys playing all types of games from spikeball and volleyball to board games and videogames. Beach days are also my favorite days.
Kevin is a fifth year graduate student from San Rafael, CA. He received his B.S. in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently working to improve the coherence times of superconducting qubits generally. In his free time he likes to take shade under the rolling hills of the Pacific Ocean.
Charlie is a fourth year grad student from Fort Wayne, Indiana and got his bachelors in applied physics at Purdue University. He works on engineering novel couplers for transmon qubits and benchmarking two qubit gates.Outside the lab he likes to rock climb, read sci-fi, and cook.
Parth is a third year graduate student originating from Mumbai, India. He is currently working on developing architectures that protect qubit from environmental noise. He is looking into the optimization of the fluxonium qubit that also provides disjoint support. In his free time, he enjoys photography, late-night walks and yoga.
Shashwat is a third-year graduate student in ECE from Bijnor, India. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India, in 2021. He's currently working in the protected qubits team. Besides the lab, he likes to travel, hike, and work out.
Jeronimo is a third year graduate student on the quantum simulation side of the group working on realizing Bose-Hubbard lattices with flatbands using superconducting circuits. He grew up in Miami, Florida but is originally from Mexico and really enjoys the deer, foxes, and large trees of Princeton. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing,…
Matthew is a second year graduate student from Greenwich, CT. He completed his B.S. in Applied Physics from Columbia University and is now working with the quantum simulation group to explore superconducting qubit lattices in the Bose-Hubbard model. Outside the lab, he enjoys board games, soccer, and rock climbing.
Henry is a second year graduate student from Fairfield CT. He completed his bachelors at Dartmouth College majoring in physics. He currently works on two qubit gates. Outside of the lab he collects vinyl and loves to ski.
Elizabeth is a third year Electrical and Computer Engineering student hailing from Tampa, FL. Over the summer, she did some research with solid state and molecular qubits at the University of Chicago; currently, however, she’s interested in learning more about superconducting qubits here in the Houck Lab. She enjoys stargazing, baking cookies,…
Christie was a Princeton Materials Science Postdoctoral Fellow exploring novel lattice geometries to study condensed matter systems with superconducting circuits. She completed her graduate work on Markus Greiner's Fermi gas microscope probing the Hubbard model with ultracold lithium atoms in an optical lattice.
Anthony Hoffman is a former postdoc who helped build the lab from 2008-2011. He is now a professor at Notre Dame, working on quantum terahertz devices. He loves angry birds and hates 7.22 GHz.
Tom comes from sunny Southern California. He became a member of the lab since 2017 and worked on topologically protected qubits. He loves baking bread and loafing around.
Anjali is PhD graduate from the Houck Lab who defended in the summer of 2023. She is from Pittsburgh, PA and she did her undergraduate studies in Applied Physics at Caltech. She enjoys singing and dancing, especially to Taylor Swift songs. Her favorite season is summer, and her favorite ice cream is dark chocolate. She is exploring 0-pi and…
Devin is now a member of the research staff at HRL.
Cosmin is a master student in ECE from Romania. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton as a Physics major. He is a part of the protected qubits team. Outside of the lab Cosmin dances with BodyHype dance company, plays badminton and loves trying out new restaurants in the Princeton area.
Harsh majored in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Quantum Information, along with certificates in Engineering Physics, Applied Math, and Computer Science.
His work includes characterizing fabrication techniques for Tantalum-based circuits and developing surface treatment recipe for sapphire, to reduce two level system…
Annie majored in Physics. She is studied line-graph lattices which are realizable using superconducting circuits to simulate condensed matter systems.
Annie is also got a certificate in French, and enjoys reading, cooking, being outside, and playing with animals in her free time.
Marius was an undergraduate in the Houck Lab from 2013-2014 and worked on lattice circuit QED systems. He went on to become a graduate student at Yale and currently works as a risk associate at Goldman Sachs
Joonas was our first undergraduate from 2009-2010. He worked on ultrastrong coupling in cQED in both theory and experiment. He went on to become a graduate student in Helsinki.
Tony Zhu was an undergraduate in our group from 2010-2011. He worked on breaking time reveral symmetry in superconducting devices and, thankfully, didn't break much else. He is now a graduate student at MIT.