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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

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.

Michele Burrello

Assistant Professor


Rockefeller, S-021

The understanding of the topological properties of quantum matter has been a revolution in the theory of condensed matter and it is one of the most fascinating discoveries of the last decades. Read more >>

Damon Carrad

Post-doctoral fellow


+ 45 3137 4101

HCØ Building, 3-110

My research has focussed on using exotic materials combinations – e.g. semiconductor nanowires coupled with organic materials


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 >>

Malcolm Connolly

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 3284

HCØ Building, 3-416

Mingtang Deng

Assistant Professor


+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 >>

Antonio Fornieri

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 4889

HCØ Building, 3-116

I joined QDev in March 2017 as a postdoc, after a PhD on thermal transport in superconducting hybrid circuits. Now my research is focused on the investigation of topological Read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

Yu Liu

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 3533 5502

HCØ Building, 3-418

I join QDev in May 2017. I focus on the thin film growth of ferromagnetic insulators in order to provide the magnetic field for topological states in superconductor-semiconductor systems.

Ville Maisi

Post-doctoral fellow


My research focuses on experimental studies of quasiparticle excitations of superconductor and proximized semiconductor quantum dots.


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


Gerbold Ménard

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 >>

Eoin O'Farrell

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 9165 5194

HCØ Building, 3-112

I am an experimentalist interested in electronic ordering in low dimensional systems. My current research involves the generation and control of one dimensional, topological


Karl Petersson

Assistant Professor


+45 2922 9383

HCØ Building, 3-112

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 >>

Sergej Schuwalow

Post-doctoral fellow


+45 5273 8289

HCØ Building, 3-418

My main research interest is computer simulations of electronic systems, such as the ones existing in the interface regions of superconducor-semiconductor heterostructures. 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, 3-116

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

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.

Fabio Ansaloni

PhD Candidate

+45 3154 4689


HCØ Building, 3-420

I started my PhD at Qdev in November 2016 and participate in the spin-NANO network. Now I work on spin qubits in natural and isotopically purified silicon-germanium heterostructures.

Martin Bjergfelt

PhD Candidate


HCØ Building, 3-116

I have a background in nanotech engineering from DTU specialised in nano-fabrication and electron microscopy. In my Ph.D (starting dec. 2016) I will characterise hybrid core-shell nanowires Read more >>

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 >>

Magnus Bøe

Masters Student


+45 2897 9093

Rockefeller, S-044

I'm writing my master's thesis (in nanoscience) under the supervision of Michele Burrello, on facets of topological order and possible applications.

Rasmus T. Dahm

Bachelors Student


+45 4111 4622

Jana Darulová

Visiting PhD


HCØ Building, 3-106

Federico Fedele

PhD Candidate


+45 3132 8624

HCØ Building, 3-420

I joined Qdev in fall 2016 after having moved from Italy to the Netherlands to perform my master thesis on Topological Insulator. Now my field of interest is the operation of spin qubits in GaAs and Silicon.

Ricci F. Erlandsen

Bachelors Student


+45 2719 0197

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 >>

Raffael Gawatz

Masters Student


Rockefeller, S-048

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 >>

Mads Jørgensen

Masters Student


Rockefeller, S-048

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


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 >>

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.

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.

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 >>

Ida E. Nielsen

Bachelors Student

Rockefeller, S-006

Bjarke Rasmus Nicolajsen

Masters Student


+45 2129 4220

Rockefeller, S-043


Jacob Ovesen

Bachelors Student


+45 2398 6366

HCØ Building, 3-204

I am a bachelor student in Nanoscience that studies electron transport and behavior in hybrid superconductur-quantum dot devices.

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 >>

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.


Daniel Ramyar

Bachelors Student


Davydas Razmadze

Masters Student


+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 >>

Christian Brandstrup Starup

Bachelors Student


+45 5131 8369

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 >>

Judith Suter

Masters Student


+45 5280 4736

HCØ Building, 3-206

I joined QDev to work on the design, fabrication and measurements of topological Qubits.

Sigurd Storgaard

Bachelors Student

Rockefeller, S-048

Carlos Ortega Taberner

Masters Student

Rockefeller, S-048

Peter Røhr Tunstall

Masters Student


Saulius Vaitiekėnas

PhD Candidate


+45 2644 2060

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 >>

Alexandros Vekris

Masters Student


+45 5010 2053

HCØ Building 3-206

I joined QDev to work on fabrication, measurement and characterization of III-V core-shell semiconductor nanowires.

Anders Vesti

Masters Student


+ 45 5048 5363

HCØ Building, 3-204

I'm a Masters student at the Niels Bohr Institute. During my bachelor project I worked with the fabrication of nanowire devices, along with electrical characterization of nanowires.

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 >>

Loui Nørgaard Wentzel

Bachelors Student


+45 3025 9805

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

Asbjørn Drachman


+45 2277 7227

HCØ Building, 3-104

Jan H. Fagerlund


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

Jens Nielsen


+45 2567 3900

HCØ Building, 3-118

William H.P. Nielsen


+45 6089 3798

HCØ Building, 3-118

Thomas Nordqvist


+45 6131 5572

HCØ Building, 3-204

Nader Payami


+45 3532 0450

HCØ Building, 3-214

Joachim Sestoft


+45 2547 5103

HCØ Building, 3-204

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

Dorthe Bjergskov

Program Coordinator


+45 9356 5517

HCØ Building, 3-408

Marianne Andersen

Travel Reimbursement Secretary


+45 3532 0294

HCØ Building, 3-108

Maria Batista

Research Secretary


+45 9356 5251

HCØ Building, 3-108

Anne Helene Christensen

Section & QDev Coordinator


+45 9356 5309

HCØ Building, 3-408

Trine Boje

Purchasing Secretary


 +45 9356 5724

HCØ Building, 3-108

Katrin Hjorth

Center Secretary


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Gitte Michelsen

Group Secretary


+45 3532 0438

HCØ Building, 3-316

Stefan Bisgaard

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Ane Brødsgaard

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108

Chris Lennart Dreessen

Student Assistant


+45 2155 2975

HCØ Building, 3-108