Selected Awards and Fellowships
I am presently an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Louisiana State University (LSU). Until the end of 2023, I 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, I was a member of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) and I 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, I 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, my research at MIT focused on superconducting quantum information devices and novel quantum materials. I obtained my Ph.D. (2017) under the supervision of Professor Daniel Loss at the University of Basel, where I conducted research on spin-based and topological quantum information processing. Before pursuing my doctorate, I earned my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Beyond my academic pursuits, I have a keen interest in outdoor activities.