The Physics of Quantum Devices team

(per Sept. 2016, previous team members are below)

who is who at PQDWho is who at PQD? Several members of around 2013-2014: Alok, Urvashi, Sebastien, Caspar, Danny, Jakko, Sander, Olger, and Carmem

QD dinner 2014QD dinner 2014


Prof. Caspar van der Wal
(see Contact)


Postdocs and PhD students

Tom Bosma
(PhD student 2016-2020)
Quantum optics with defects in SiC
Email tom.bosma[AT]
Tel. +(31) 50 363 4938
Office 5113.0229

Gerjan Lof
(PhD student 2014-2018 [project with profs. Havenith, Loi, Broer])
Spin dynamics with organic molecules and polymers,
Email g.j.j.lof[AT]
Tel. +(31) 50 363 2778
Office 5118.0045

Danny O’Shea
(postdoc 2012-2014, NWO-Veni fellow 2014-2018)
Quantum optics with spins in waveguides
Email d.g.oshea[AT]
Tel. +(31) 50 363 4555
Office 5113.0140

Xu Yang
(PhD student 2015-2019 [project with profs. Van Wees, Herrmann])
Optical and transport studies of graphene devices with PSI layers
E-mail xu.yang[AT]
Tel. +(31) 50 363 4880
Office 5113.0227

PhD students co-supervised in a collaboration
Madhu Bettadahalli Nandishaiah  (publishing as B. N. Madhushankar)
(PhD student 2015-2019 [project with prof. Van Wees])
Optically controlled spintronics in 2D materials
E-mail m.bettadahalli.nandishaiah[AT]
Tel. +(31) 50 363 4919
Office 5113.0247


Bachelor and (Top) Master students

Carmem Gilardoni (Nanoscience Top Master project 2016-2017)

Feitze van Zwol (Physics Master project 2016-2017)


Previous team members: PhD students, postdoc, research assistants

Jakko de Jong (postdoc 2016, PhD student 2012-2016)
Optical spin control with donor atoms in GaAs.
Continued at QNH consultants (Groningen)

Olger Zwier (PhD student 2012-2016)
Quantum optics with color-center spins in SiC.
Continued as a design engineer at ASML

Sander Onur (postdoc 2015-2016, PhD student 2010-2014)
Controlling nuclei in GaAs via quantum optics.
Continued with work on innovative research in start-ups and technical institutes.

Diederik Perdok
(research assistant 2013 [project with profs. Loi, Broer, Havenith])
Spin dynamics with organic molecules and polymers.
Continued on a research and data analysis position at Intelligence2Integrity (Amsterdam).

Alok Chaubal (PhD student 2009-2014)
continued as a design engineer at ASML

Javaid Iqbal (PhD student 2007-2012)
continued as assistant professor, Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Sergii Denega (PhD student 2007-2011)
continued on a research and development position at ASML

Maksym Saldkov (PhD student 2006-2010)
continued on a research and development position at ASML

Pedro Rizo (PhD student 2005-2009 [with prof. Van Loosdrecht])
continued at Mapper Lithography (Delft) and ASML

Ji Liu (PhD student 2005-2009)
is now raising a family in China

Thorsten Last (postdoc 2006-2008 [with prof. Van Wees])
continued as research associate at UC Berkeley, USA

Erik Koop (PhD student 2004-2008)
continued on a research and development position at ASML


Previous team members: Bachelor and (Top) Master students

(to be completed for 2004-2012)

Evelien Zwanenburg (Bachelor project 2016)
Thesis title: Conducting probe measurements of photo-active photosystem I monolayers on graphene

Maarten Degen (Nanoscience Top Master project 2015-2016, exchange visit to MIT)
Thesis title: Engineering, control and effects of field amplitude distributions in solid-state devices with nanoscale optical emitters

Tom Bosma (Physics Master project 2015-2016)
Thesis title: Electron and Spin Transport in Graphene and Metallic Channels with Photosystem I Monolayers

Mikhail Dryzhov (Bachelor student honors project 2015-2016)
Thesis title:

Joop Adema (Bachelor project 2015)
Thesis title: Excited State Spectroscopy and Optical Bleaching in c-axis divacancies in Silicon Carbide

Feitze van Zwol (Bachelor project 2015)
Thesis title: Simulations on single-mode waveguides in GaAs

Henry de Vries (Bachelor project 2015)
Thesis title: Optimizing Photoluminescence Retrieval from Gallium Arsenide in a Fiber-Based Cryogenic Environment

Camiel van Hooff (Bachelor project 2015, collaboration with SRON)
Thesis title: On the Development of a Far-infrared Thermal Image Generator

Hallo Arbely (Bachelor project 2015, collaboration with SRON)
Thesis title: Calculations of Higher Modes in Pyramidal Horn Antennas

Xu Yang (Thesis project top master NanoScience 2014-2015)
continued as a PhD student in our team
Thesis title: Controlling Optical Interactions with Divacancy Spin Ensembles in Silicon Carbide: Towards a Quantum Memory

Sebastien Volker (Master project 2014-2015)
continued on a trainee position at UMCG Groningen
Thesis title: Simulating the Emission of Spontaneous Spin-Flip Raman Photons from Ensembles of Donor-Bound Electrons in n-GaAs

Urvashi Gupta (Master research project 2014-2015, exchange student from IISER India)
continued to finish her master degree in India

Carmem Gilardoni (Exchange student project 2014)
continued to finish her bachelor degree in Brazil, and came back to Groningen for the Nanoscience Top Master Program

Angad Singh (Research internship, visiting student 2014)
continued to finish his bachelor degree in India

Xavi Bonet Monroig (Erasmus bachelor project 2014)
continued to finish his bachelor degree in Valencia, Spain, and in master studies

Diederik Perdok (Master project 2012-2013)
continued as a research assistant in our team

Jorrit Sloot (Bachelor and Master project 2010-2012)
continued as consultant data analytics at Deloitte

Olger Zwier (Master project 2011-2012)
continued as PhD student in our team

Jakko de Jong (Master project 2011-2012)
continued as PhD student in our team

Rianne Lous (Top Master student 2011-2012, exchange visit to Harvard)
continued as PhD student in the group of prof. Grimm, Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Innsbruck, Austria

Rob Bremer (Master student 2011-2012)
continued on an industrial career

Jasper van der Velde (short Top Master project 2011)
continued as PhD student in the group of prof. Cordes in Groningen

Morten Bakker (Top Master project 2009-2010)
continued as PhD student in the group of prof. Bouwmeester in Leiden

Bram Slachter (Bachelor and Master project 2004-2006)
continued as PhD student in the group of prof. Van Wees in Groningen, before going to ASML