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Theory of Quantum Circuits & Materials

We are a theoretical research group at LSU exploring exciting connections between the physics of superconducting quantum devices and quantum materials. Our overarching goal is to pioneer new applications of quantum circuits and materials for superconducting quantum information devices and information processing. To achieve this, our current research focuses on developing novel superconducting qubit designs with built-in error protection, creating high-fidelity quantum gate protocols, and utilizing quantum materials for designing highly tunable, quantum-limited parametric amplifiers. We also closely collaborate with multiple experimental research laboratories in the United States and in Europe.

Constantin Schrade

Constantin Schrade is an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Principal Investigator of the “Theory of Quantum Circuits & Materials” group. Until the end of 2023, he held the position of a Research Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Science and Quantum Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Here, he was a member of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) and worked in close collaboration with several experimental groups on creating error-protected superconducting qubits and quantum coherent devices. Prior to joining the Niels Bohr Institute, Constantin Schrade was a postdoctoral researcher for three years (2017-2020) at the Department of Physics and the Material Research Laboratory (MRL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Under the supervision of Professor Liang Fu and Dr. Jagadeesh Moodera, his research at MIT focused on superconducting quantum information devices and novel quantum materials. Constantin Schrade obtained his Ph.D. (2017) under the supervision of Professor Daniel Loss at the University of Basel, where he conducted research on spin-based and topological quantum information processing. Before pursuing his doctorate, he earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Beyond his academic pursuits, Constantin has a keen interest in outdoor activities.

Dr. Constantin Schrade

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