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QDev Faculty:Til toppen

Charles Marcus


+45 2034 1181

HCØ Building, 3-406

Charlie Marcus is the Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at NBI and Center Director of QDev. He also taught Physics at Stanford University (92-99) and Harvard University (00-10). Read more >>

Karsten Flensberg


+45 3532 0418

Rockefeller, S-011

Karsten Flensberg works in the research group Solid State Physics and is a co-founder of Center for Quantum Devices. Read more >>

Jesper Nygård


+45 2462 6120

HCØ Building, 3-410

My activities cover mainly carbon nanomaterials and semiconductor nano wires grown in-house. When turned into electronic devices they enable investigations and control of quantum phenomena, Read more >>

Thomas Sand Jespersen


+45 3532 0402

HCØ Building, 3-412

I am an associate professor working with experimental low temperature quantum transport at the Center for Quantum Devices. Read more >>

Ferdinand Kuemmeth


+45 2116 2657

HCØ Building, 3-412

My focus centers on practical quantum design and cryogenic electric manipulation and readout techniques. By choosing the material, geometry and boundary conditions, we create Read more >>

Martin Leijnse


Rockefeller, S-044

I am a theoretical condensed matter physicist primarily interested in nanoscale systems. On such small length scales, the physics is drastically different from what we know Read more >>

Jens Paaske


+45 3532 0395

Rockefeller, S-037

I work on theoretical many-body physics, with a strong emphasis on correlated electrons in solid state systems. This includes problems of quantum transport either in bulk materials or through Read more >>

Kasper Grove-Rasmussen



+45 3532 0402

HCØ Building, 3-404

My research is focused on hybrid circuits formed by coupling superconductors to nanoscale quantum systems formed in e.g. carbon nanotubes and semiconductor nanowires. Read more >>

Mark Rudner


+45 5133 1277

Rockefeller, S-041

If the twentieth century was about discovering the quantum mechanical laws that govern our universe, then the 21st century is about pushing the boundaries, and finding out want these laws allow us Read more >>

QDev Associate/Assistant Professors and Postdocs: Til toppen

Jessica Bolinsson

Assistant Professor


+45 3532 0446

HCØ Building, 3-112

My research interests lies in III-V semiconducting nanowires, ranging from characterizing on single-atom level to design and controlled fabrication by growth parameter tuning. Read more >>

Lucas Casparis

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 2758 8420

HCØ Building, 3-416

Since April 2015 I am a postdoc at Qdev, where I joined the research team investigating superconducting qubits based on Josephson junctions in semiconducting nanowires.  We are interested in Read more >>

Ajit Coimbatore Balram

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 0279

Rockefeller, S-038

My research interests are in field of theoretical condensed matter with an emphasis on the physics of the fractional quantum Hall effect and topological insulators.

Mingtang Deng

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 5033 6054

HCØ Building, 3-106

My interest mainly focus on the electron transport research in low dimensional superconductor/

semiconductor hybrid quantum systems. Those systems support us a great platform Read more >>

Kjetil Hals

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 2227 5266

Kjetil Hals is currently a postdoc at the Niels Bohr International Academy. He received his PhD in theoretical physics in 2011 at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. He has previously worked as a researcher Read more >>

Alexander Hamilton



+45 5037 4017

HCØ Building, 3-404

I am a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on sabbatical with QDev. I am interested in spin-orbit interactions in semiconductor nanostructures, and semiconductor-superconductor systems.

Michael Hell

Lund-QDev Post-doctoral fellow


Rockefeller, S-044

In April 2015 I have joined the Niels Bohr Institute as a postdoc on a position shared with Lund University. My work touches the fields of nanospintronics, quantum transport and quantum Read more >>

Ervand Kandelaki

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 4991

Rockefeller, S-042

Currently, my research focus lies in non-equilibrium quantum physics, especially with regard to the impact of interactions on many-body effects and topological properties. I am interested in studying Read more >>

Morten Kjaergaard

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 5190 0818

HCØ Building, 3-112

My research is focused on realising 2D quantum well structures with superconducting properties. I am currently engaged in engineering properties of the 2D electron gas formed Read more >>

Panagiotis Kotetes

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 2047

Rockefeller, S-042

Primary goal of my postdoctoral research is to bring forward new theoretical ideas for engineering topologically non-trivial phases of matter relying on the synergy of interactions and Read more >>

Peter Krogstrup

Assistant Professor


+45 2671 5191

HCØ Building, 3-418

Peter Krogstrup finished his PhD in physics in October of 2012, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Today, he is working as an assistant professor at QDev, as a part of the Microsoft Read more >>

Ville Maisi

Post-doctoral fellow


Frederico Martins

Post-doctoral fellow


+45  7166 3203

HCØ Building, 3-418

My research interests are mainly focused on studying few-electron systems and, in particular, on giving a "local" understanding on a significant number of effects. In July 2014, Read more >>

Shunji Matsuura

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 3335

My research interest is in theoretical condensed matter physics and high energy physics.
Some topics currently I work on include 1) quantum annealing, especially error Read more >>

Robert McNeil

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 9199 4756

HCØ Building, 3-210

I join QDev in Easter 2016 with a background in GaAs devices and spin qubits but am now working on the fabrication of hybrid transmon qubits combining nanowires and Read more >>

Gerbold Menárd

Post-doctoral fellow


HCØ Buillding, 3-106

My research focuses on the study of Majorana quasiparticles that are topological excitations of condensed matter systems that benefit from topological protection. Being able to Read more >>

Hung Nguyen

Assistant Professor


+45 7158 9680

HCØ Building, 3-110

A hybrid system, such as between a superconductor and a semiconductor, can exhibit remarkable properties, which are not simply combinations of the two. One line of research in QDEV Read more >>

Fabrizio Nichele

Assistant Professor


+45 6018 9241

HCØ Building, 3-112

I joined QDEV in August 2014 as a postdoc. My research is focused on two dimensional systems with strong spin orbit interaction. In particular, I investigate the transport properties of semiconductor Read more >>

Karl Petersson

Assistant Professor


+45 9356 5309

HCØ Building, 3-416

I am currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Center for Quantum Devices. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2009 and carried out postdoctoral work at Princeton University between Read more >>

Mike Alan Schecter

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 9141 9548

Rockefeller, S-015

My research pertains to the theory of superfluidity, quantum transport in reduced dimensions, non-equilibrium phenomena and strongly correlated quantum impurity problems. I’m also interested in Read more >>

Rawa Tanta

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 2878 3896

HCØ Building, 3-404

My research is focused on Raman Spectroscopy of single InAs nanowires. I am interested in detecting Phonon-Plasmon coupled modes which enlarge the ability of Read more >>

David van Zanten

Post-doctoral fellow


HCØ Building, 3-

Christian Volk

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 2658 3104

HCØ Building, 3-418

My research focuses on qubits in undoped Si/SiGe two-dimensional electron gasses (2DEGs). Heterostructures based on isotopically purified Si-28 are of special interest. Read more >>


QDev PhDs and students: Til toppen

Sven Albrecht

PhD Candidate


+45 5276 3118

HCØ Building, 3-110

I started my PhD at QDev in 2013. My research interests lie in super-semi nanowire quantum dots. Under certain conditions, these wires are predicted to host Majorana fermions, Read more >>

Laurits Andersen

Masters Student


+45 3167 0410

HCØ Building, 3-416

I am writing my bachelors thesis with Karl Peterson as supervisor. My project focuses on control and characterization of hybrid semiconductor-superconductor qubit devices.

Anders Bjørlig

Masters Student


+45 4016 7363

HCØ Building, 3-206

I joined QDev in the beginning of 2016 as a master student. My research is focused on oxide heterostructures with the goal of fabricating a oxide quantum dot that Read more >>

Jana Darulová

Visiting PhD


HCØ Building, 3-106

Asbjørn Drachmann

Masters Student


+45 2277 7227

HCØ Building, 3-104

In late 2013 I joined QDev, doing projects during my bachelor.
I'm currently doing my master thesis on implementing NbTiN to our 2D Al-InAs systems, to increase the superconducting gap in the 2DEG.

Erikas Gaidamauskas

PhD Candidate


+45 2155 2975

Rockefeller, S-038

I am a PhD student at the Condensed Matter Theory Group. My research is focused on the time reversal invariant topological superconductivity and on the influence of the spin-orbit coupling Read more >>

Aske Gejl

Masters student


+45 2274 8576

HCØ Building, 3-204

I'm working with characterisation of semiconducting III-V nanowires or semiconducting-superconducting core-shell nanowire structures. The characterisation involves both structural, chemical Read more >>

Esben Bork Hansen

PhD Candidate


+45 5188 2510

Rockefeller, S-048

I am a PhD student at the Qdev theory group and I started my project in 2015. My main topic is topological insulators and superconductors and I am currently looking into the elusive Read more >>

Morten Canth Hels

PhD Candidate


+45 2972 0468

HCØ Building, 3-420

I joined QDev in the fall of 2013 as a PhD student. I received my BS degree from the University of Copenhagen in 2012 and spent the following year studying at UCLA. I am primarily interested in Read more >>

Anders Kringhøj

PhD Candidate


+45 2873 5868

HCØ Building, 3-416

I joined QDev in the summer 2014, where I did a small project in the spin qubits group on a GaAs/AlGaAs device finishing my undergraduate. In April 2015 I started my thesis project Read more >>

Filip Křížek

PhD Candidate


+45 6021 0374

HCØ Building, 3-104

I joined QDev in the summer of 2015 as a PhD student. I focus on growth and characterisation of III-V semiconductor nanowires, but also
on subsequent fabricaton of nanowire based devices.

Thorvald Wadum Larsen

PhD Candidate


+45 2943 5052

HCØ Building, 3-416

I am a PhD student who joined QDev during my bachelor in 2012.My bachelor project concerned dispersive readout of charge states in double quantum dots. I am now working on Read more >>

Kasper Laursen

Masters Student


+45 6057 0759

HCØ Building, 3-206

I joined Qdev in the fall of 2015 for my master thesis as a part of a danish-chinese education programme. My research is focused on contacting and characterising nanowires, Read more >>

Caroline Lindberg

PhD Candidate


+45 3532 0446

HCØ Building, 3-420

I started my PhD studies at Qdev in October 2013. My research is within characterizing nanowires with transmission electron microscopy.

Jonas Skovlund Madsen

PhD Candidate


+45 5099 1725


I joined Qdev in the fall of 2015 to do my master thesis. My project is a collaboration between Qdev and DFM concerning nanometrology.

Karsten P. K. Madsen

Masters Student


+45 2120 8498

HCØ Building, 3-206

I joined QDev in spring 2014 as a bachelor student. My focus is the fabrication and characterisation of high temperature superconductors and their coupling to nanostructures Read more >>

Filip Malinowski

PhD Candidate


+45 2251 3132

HCØ Building, 3-420

I joined QDev in August 2014, just after finishing my MSc in Warsaw. Now I work on spin qubits in GaAs, trying to couple a pair of them and increase their relaxation times.

August Edwards Mikkelsen

Masters Student


+45 5047 0787

HCØ Building, 3-204

I joined QDev in the spring 2014 as part of my bachelor thesis and have been here since then.
 My research is focused on nanowires not unlike the rest of the research staff. Read more >>

Morten Munk-Nielsen

PhD Candidate


+45 2613 0022

Rockefeller, S-017

I'm a PhD student in the theory group working with Karsten Flensberg. I'm working on topological order and I am mathematically inclined.

Frederik Nathan

PhD Candidate


+45 2537 1045

Rockefeller, S-043

I work on my master's thesis with Mark Rudner as my supervisor. We are looking at a general way of finding the topological invariants of periodically driven systems. Just as in the static case, Read more >>

Bjarke Rasmus Nicolajsen

Masters Student


+45 2129 4220

Rockefeller, S-043


Thomas Nordqvist

Masters Student


+45 6131 5572

HCØ Building, 3-204

I joined QDev in the spring 2014 as a bachelor student. My field of interest is in characterizing epitaxial grown semiconductor-metal core-shell nanowires by transmission electron microscopy.

Natalie Pearson

Visiting PhD


HCØ Building, 3-416

I started my PhD at ETH Zurich in spring 2016 with Matthias Troyer in the field of Computational Physics. I’m here at QDev for 6 months in the Transmon group where I am working a structure Read more >>

Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo

PhD Candidate


+45 4271 8314

HCØ Building, 3-420

Guen is a PhD student who joined QDev in the summer of 2013. She is from the Netherlands, with a background in condensed matter physics and opto-electronics, having done research Read more >>

Katrine Rasmussen

Masters Student


+45 6130 2744

HCØ Building, 3-110

I am a student of NBI and joined QDev in September 2012 to do the finishing project of my undergraduate study. Currently I am working as a part of the experimental FQHE-group. Read more >>

Davydas Razmadze

PhD Candidate


+45 3533 1143

HCØ Building, 3-104

My research is focused on fabricating semiconducting nanowire devices with epitaxial superconductor and conducting the Majorana fusion rule experiment. Read more >>

Deividas Sabonis

PhD Candidate


+370 6270 9580

HCØ Building, 3-104

I joined QDev and Station Q-Copenhagen in the fall of 2015 as a PhD student after my one year Master of Physics studies at TU Munich where I was a DAAD fellow. Read more >>

Samuel Sanchez

PhD Candidate


Rockefeller, S-043

My current research is focused on domain walls in Fractional Quantum Hall ferromagnets and their influence on transport properties. Additionally, I aim to investigate the influence of Read more >>

Joachim Sestoft

Masters Student


+45 2547 5103

HCØ Building, 3-204

I joined QDev in the spring of 2014 as a bachelor student. I did two independent studies, before I began writing my bachelor thesis, which is my current status. Read more >>

Gorm Steffensen

Masters Student


Rockefeller, S-048

My main focus is magnetic impurities on Superconducting surfaces. Investigating the spin structure of different geometries of Shiba-States and thereby gaining information on band structure and topologi.

Henri Suominen

PhD Candidate


+45 5363 0672

HCØ Building, 3-110

I joined Qdev in September 2013 as a PhD student to study the possibility of using strong spin-orbit two-dimensional electron systems coupled to conventional superconductors Read more >>

Saulius Vaitiekėnas

PhD Candidate


HCØ Building, 3-104

Employing effectively two-dimensional networks of quasi-one-dimensional semiconducting nanowires, I focus my research on manipulation of the non-Abelian statistics Read more >>

Matej Veis

Masters Student


+45 5015 8785

Rockefeller, S-005

 Wavefunction of quantum many-body system can be determined numerically. Ab-initio methods such as Coupled-Cluster account for subtle phenomena and provide Read more >>

Merlin von Soosten

PhD Candidate


+45 5013 1173

HCØ Building, 3-420


I joined QDev shortly after its genesis in 2012, gaining an experimental background on fabrication and measurements on mesoscopic semiconductor nanowire devices.  Currently I am Read more >>

Alexander Whiticar

PhD Candidate


+45 4256 6645

HCØ Building, 3-104

My research at QDev pertains to exploring new seed materials for III-V semiconductor nanowires. This research focuses on realising electron beam lithography patterns needed for nanowire arrays. Read more >>

QDev Associates:Til toppen

Brian Møller Andersen


+45 3532 0419

Rockefeller, S-025

I work as an associate professor in the condensed matter theory group at NBI. Main research activities are centered around strongly correlated electron systems with special focus of unconventional Read more >>

Matthias Christandl


+45 3533 2298

Matthias Christandl is a professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

Matthias` research is in the area of Quantum Information Theory. Read more >>

Jeroen Danon


I work as a an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. I do theoretical research in the fields of quantum transport and mesoscopic physics, Read more >>

Per Hedegård


+45 3532 0435

Rockefeller, S-007

The condensed matter theory group teach and do research in fundamental aspects of many-body physics related to new materials and electronics properties of nanosystems and quantum information systems.

Finn Berg Rasmussen


+45 3532 0417

Finn Berg Rasmussen, pensioned 2006. Conduction in metals and semimetals, thermodynamic and nuclear magnetic properties of Ag, Rh, and 3He. Read more >>

QDev Technical Staff:Til toppen

Pétur Gordon Hermannsson


+45 3533 4663

HCØ Buildning, 3-210

Inger Jensen


+45 3532 0466

HCØ Building, 3-212

Morten L. Jensen


+45 2961 8465

HCØ Building, 3-212

Rikke Lütge


+45 3532 5209

HCØ Building, 3-120

Nader Payami


+45 3532 0450

HCØ Building, 3-214

Claus B. Sørensen


+45 3532 0449

HCØ Building, 3-216

Giulio Ungaretti


HCØ Building, 3-118

Shivendra Upadhyay


+45 2128 9025

HCØ Building, 3-212

Nicolas Juha Taba

Student Assistant


Adomas Valantinas

IT Student Assistant


+45 3532 5209

HCØ Building, 3-118


QDev Administrative Staff: Til toppen

Jess Martin

HCØ Program Director


+45 2034 1155

HCØ Building, 3-408

Maria Batista

Executive Assistant


+45 9356 5251

HCØ Building, 3-408

Dorthe Bjergskov

Administrative Coordinator


+45 9356 5517

HCØ Building, 3-408

Katrin Hjorth

Center Secretary


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Gitte Michelsen

Group Secretary


+45 3532 0438

HCØ Building, 3-316

Tina Nielsen

Purchasing Secretary


+45 9356 5328

HCØ Building, 3-108

Ane Brødsgaard

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Cecilie Lønbæk Nielsen

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Lise Ørduk Sandberg

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108