Pol Forn-Díaz

Dr. Pol Forn-Díaz (male) obtained his PhD with work on ultrastrong coupling of superconducting qubits and resonators in 2010 from the Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. J. E. Mooij. He has an extensive international experience with a postdoc in Prof. H. J. Kimble laboratory at Caltech (USA), a postdoc at IQC Waterloo (Canada) with Prof. C. M. Wilson and Prof. A. Lupascu and regularly visits Prof. Oliver's group at MIT (USA). He has published 19 articles in high-impact journals such as Nature Physics and Nature Communications, some of which have been very influential in the field of quantum optics with superconducting circuits. Since 2017, he was a staff researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) where he established the first Spanish experimental team to build small-scale quantum processors for quantum computing and annealing. Since 2019, Dr. Forn-Díaz is a tenure track researcher at IFAE where he leads the Quantum Computing Technology group. Dr. Forn-Díaz has also experience as a scientific communicator having spoken in public talks, high-school and undergraduate students as well as industry representatives. He is currently scientific advisor of the Barcelona-based consultancy Entanglement Partners SL. He is also co-founder of Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, S. L.

Pol can be reached at: pforndiaz@ifae.es

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Sara Martínez de Salinas Uzquiza

Sara finished her chemistry degree, master, and PhD in organometallic chemistry at the University of Oviedo. After a postdoctoral stay at ICIQ in Tarragona, she joined IFAE as project manager of the Quantum Computing Group (QCT) and the research projects office. She is the administrative and financial project manager of the AVaQus project.

Sara can be reached at: smartinez@ifae.es

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Luca Cozzolino

Luca Cozzolino is doing his PhD in QCT group at IFAE. He has done a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physics at University of Naples Federico II, with both thesis focused on superconducting nanostructures. At the moment, he is working on coupled qubits design, in order to realise highly coherent circuits for quantum annealing.

Luca can be reached at: lcozzolino@ifae.es

Elia Bertoldo

Elia obtained a Master's degree in Physics at University of Milano Bicocca in 2017. He did his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, with a focus on the development of new low temperature detectors. These prototypes have been used to extend the physics reach of CRESST, a dark matter direct detection experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy).

After the completion of his Ph.D. at the end of 2020, he joined the QCT team at IFAE as a Post-Doc in 2021.

His main involvements revolve around cryogenic installations and operations, research on the impact of radiation on superconducting qubits, and development of a 5-qubits device for the AVaQus project.

Elia can be reached at: ebertoldo@ifae.es

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David López Nuñez

David López-Núñez is a PhD student in the QCT group of Pol Forn. He studied a Degree in Physics and a Master's Degree in Advanced Physics in the University of Barcelona. He is the oldest student of the group and has helped in the construction of the lab and first measurements of qubits. Currently David is perfoming studies on aluminum thin films in order to increase coherence of flux qubits and he is also designing the next generation of coupled flux qubits.

David can be reached at: dlopez@ifae.es

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Fabian Zwiehoff

Fabian completed his studies in Physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. After a Master’s project on quantum key distribution at ICFO, he joined IFAE's QCT group to work on superconducting quantum devices. In particular, he is working on error suppression in quantum annealing.

Fabian can be reached at: fzwiehoff@ifae.es

You can also find Fabian on: LinkedIn, ORCID