Team

Group hike to Niesen 2020

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: 3.18
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 3866

  • 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 3866

  • 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: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 3866

  • 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 Natasha Tomm
Post-Doc
Email: natasha.tomm@unibas.ch
Office: 3.18
Phone: +41 61 207 3764

  • Quantum dots in microcavities
  • Cavity-QED

  • 2021-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018-2021 Ph.D. Physics
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2016 Masters thesis
    Biomedical Optics Research Lab (BORL), University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2016 Internship
    Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany
  • 2016 Internship
    Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2014-2016 M.Sc. (hons) Advanced Optical Technologies (Elite Netzwerk von Bayern Scholarship)
    Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
  • 2012-2013 Exchange Student (Science without Borders Scholarship)
    University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010-2014 B.Sc. Physics
    State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Dr Nadine Leisgang
Post-Doc
Email: nadine.leisgang@unibas.ch
Office: 3.18
Phone: +41 61 207 3764

  • Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

  • 2021-present Post-doc
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017-2021 Ph.D. Physics (QCQT Fellowship)
    Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2017 M.Sc. Physics (QSIT INSPIRE Award)
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012-2015 B.Sc. Physics
    University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr Liang Zhai
Post-Doc
Email: liang.zhai@unibas.ch
Office: 3.25
Phone: +41 61 207 3866

  • 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 3866

  • 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 3866

  • 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 3764

  • 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: 3.25
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: 3.25a
Phone: +41 61 207 3866

  • 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 3764

  • 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 3764

  • 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: 3.05
Phone: +41 61 207 3912

  • 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

Sébastien Leni
Masters student
Email: leni@insa-toulouse.fr
Office: 2.04
Phone: +41 61 207 3866

  • Quantum dots in microcavities

  • 2027-present Physics-Engineering Diploma
    INSA of Toulouse, France
  • 2019 Exchange program
    Physics Department, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 2017 French Scientific Baccalaureate
    Lycée du Golfe de Saint-Tropez, France

Alumni

Postdocs

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

PhDs

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