Team

Group hike to Niesen 2020

Group hike to Le Moléson 2022

Professor Richard J. Warburton
Group Leader
Email: richard.warburton@unibas.ch
Office: 3.22
Phone: +41 61 207 3560

  • Semiconductor-based quantum optics
  • Diamond photonics
  • Superconductors for single photon detection

  • 2010-present Professor
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2000-2010 Lectuer/Reader/Professor
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1996-1999 Assistant Professor
    Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1993-1996 Humboldt and Marie-Curie Fellow
    Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1990-1993 Junior Research Fellow
    Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1991 MA, DPhil University of Oxford
  • 1987-1991 Graduate Student
    Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1984-1987 BA Physics
    St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Andreas V. Kuhlmann
Post-doc
Email: andreas.kuhlmann@unibas.ch
Office: 5.16 (Physical Chemistry Building)
Phone: +41 61 207 66 90

  • Spin Qubits in silicon FinFETs

  • Georg H. Endress Postdoc Fellow
  • PhD University of Basel

Dr Yannik Laurent Fontana
Post-Doc
Email: yanniklaurent.fontana@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25a
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Spin Qubit in a microcavity
  • Quantum defects in diamond

  • 2020-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2019-2020 PostDoc
    Quantum Physics and Information Technology group, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  • 2015-2019 PostDoc (SNSF Fellow)
    Childress Group, McGill University, Canada
  • 2011-2015 Ph.D. Physics
    EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2010-2011 M.Sc. Materials Science (Biomaterials & Materials for electrical and electronically engineering
    Specialization in Biomaterials & Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008-2010 B.Sc. Material Science & Engineering
    EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Alisa Javadi
Post-doc
Email: alisa.javadi@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Quantum dot phononics
  • Quantum dot cavity-QED

  • 2018-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015 Ph.D. Physics
    Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Mark Hogg
Post-Doc
Email: mark.hogg@unibas.ch
Office: 5.16 (Physical Chemistry Building)
Phone: +41 61 207 66 90

  • Spin manipulation
  • Quantum dot cavity-QED
  • Photon cluster states

  • 2021-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2016-2020 Ph.D. Physics
    Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technologies, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2014-2016 Radio-Frequency Engineer
    Times-7 Research Ltd., New Zealand
  • 2012-2014 M.Sc. Physics
    University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2008-2011 B.Sc. Physics
    University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr Liang Zhai
Post-Doc
Email: liang.zhai@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Single photon source with droplet quantum dots
  • Semiconductor-cold atom quantum hybrid
  • Nano-phononics

  • 2022-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017-2021 Ph.D. Physics
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2017 M.Sc. Quantum Physics
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2011-2015 B.Sc. Physics
    Nankai University, China

Lukas Sponfeldner
PhD student
Email: lukas.sponfeldner@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

  • 2018-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2018 M.Sc. Applied and Engineering Physics
    TU Munich, Germany
  • 2012-2015 B.Sc. Engineering Science
    TU Munich, Germany

Clemens Spinnler
PhD student
Email: c.spinnler@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25a
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Optical spectroscopy of quantum dots
  • Quantum dot phononics

  • 2019-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2016-2018 M.Sc. Nanosciences
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018 Masters thesis
    Cardiff University, UK
  • 2017 Semester Project
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2013-2016 B.Sc. Nanoscience
    University of Basel, Switzerland

Viktoria Yurgens
PhD student
Email: viktoria.yurgens@unibas.ch
Office: 3.18
Phone: +41 61 207 37 64

  • Diamond photonics
  • Cavity-QED

  • 2019-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018-2019 Masters thesis
    Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • 2016-2017 Exchange studies
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2016-2019 M.Sc. Nanotechnology
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • 2013-2016 B.Sc. Engineering Physics
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Simon Geyer
PhD student
Email: simon.geyer@unibas.ch
Office: 5.16 (Physical Chemistry Building)
Phone: +41 61 207 66 90

  • Spin Qubits in silicon FinFETs

  • 2019-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel
  • 2018-2019 M.Sc. Physics
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017 Exchange Student
    Lund University, Sweden
  • 2014-2017 B.Sc. Physics
    University of Basel, Switzerland

Nadia Olympia Antoniadis
PhD student
Email: nadia.antoniadis@unibas.ch
Office: 3.18
Phone: +41 61 207 37 64

  • Quantum dots in microcavities
  • Spin control
  • Photon cluster states

  • 2020-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018-2020 M.Sc. Physics
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2018 B.Sc. Nanoscience
    University of Basel, Switzerland

Giang Nam Ba Nguyen
PhD student
Email: giang.nguyen@unibas.ch
Office: 3.18
Phone: +41 61 207 37 64

  • Semiconductor Quantum Dots
  • Optomechanics

  • 2020-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017-2019 M.Sc. Physics
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2016 Internship
    MIRTHE, Princeton University, USA
  • 2014-2017 B.Sc. Physics
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Andrea Corazza
PhD student
Email: andrea.corazza@unibas.ch
Office: 3.05
Phone: +41 61 207 37 64

  • Solid-state Spin Qubits in a microcavity
  • Diamond quantum photonics

  • 2021-present PhD Student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017-2020 M.Sc. Materials Science
    University of Padova, Italy
  • 2018-2019 Erasmus Student in Physics
    Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2017-2020 B.Sc. Materials Science
    University of Padova, Italy

Marcel Erbe
PhD student
Email: marcel.erbe@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (SNSPDs)
  • GaAs-based photonic circuits

  • 2021-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017-2020 M.Sc. Physics
    University of Constance, Germany
  • 2014-2017 B.Sc. Physics
    University of Constance, Germany

Malwina Anna Marczak
PhD student
Email: malwina.marczak@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25a
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Quantum dots in microcavities

  • 2022 – present PhD student
    Department of Physics , University of Basel
  • 2019 – 2022 M.Sc. Chemistry
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2016-2019 – 2019 B.Sc. Chemistry
    University of Warsaw, Poland

Rahel Kaiser
PhD student
Email: rahel.kaiser@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 38 66

  • Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials
  • Ferromagnetism in 2D materials

  • 2022-present PhD student
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2020-2022 M.Sc. Nanoscience
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2020 B.Sc. Nanoscience
    University of Basel, Switzerland

Alumni

Postdocs

Tomasz A. Jakubczyk
Benjamin Petrak
Immo Söllner
Guillaume Froehlicher
Sebastian Starosielec
Mathieu Munsch
Arne Ludwig

PhDs

Natasha Tomm
Nadine Leisgang
Sigurd Flågan
Matthias C. Löbl
Jonas G. Roch
Daniel Najer
Jan-Philipp Jahn
Daniel Riedel
Timo Kaldewey
Lukas Greuter
Jonathan H. Prechtel
Gunter Wüst

Team