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Vilasini Venkatesh

I completed my Bachelors in Physics from the University of Delhi, India and am currently a Masters Student at ETH. I have been interested in the TIQI group's research on creating macroscopic superpositions, observing quantum interference in large harmonic oscillator states and demonstrating quantum contextuality. Such experiments are crucial to the foundations of physics and I am glad to be working in this group for a semester project.

September 2016 - Dezember 2016


Hung Do, Summer Student

I did my Bachelor Degree in the National University of Singapore, where I became  interested in quantum mechanics and spent a lot of time in the Center for Quantum Technology there. After that I enrolled in the Erasmus+ Master Europhotonics, where I learn more about applied Optics. I think that Quantum technologies are  developing very rapidly so I want to continue taking part in this exciting evolution. I came to ETH Zürich because I want to be part of a renowned institute, at the same time experience European cultures and languages. I am currently working on the Optical Trap of Magnesium Ions in TIQI group.

August 2016 - October 2016


Peng Zhou, Semester Student

During my undergraduate studies at Wuhan University, China and King's College London, UK, I gained research experiences in ultracold atom experiment and condensed matter theory. I became interested in quantum information and computation since 2012 when the Nobel Prize was awarded to David Wineland and Serge Haroche for their quantum control experiments. These lead me to come to ETH Zurich for master studies and join this group for semester project and summer internship.

February 2016 - September 2016


David Nadlinger

During my BSc studies at ETH Zurich I became fascinated by the different facets of quantum information experiments, which originally led me to join this group for my semester thesis. I am currently working towards an MSc in Physics.


Hsiang-yu Lo, Post-doctoral Research Assistant

I received my bachelor and master degrees at NCTU in Taiwan. I am interested in experiments on quantum optics, so worked at Quantum Optics Lab, NCKU in Taiwan, where I was a full-time research assistant under Dr. Yong-Fan Chen.

November 2010 - August 2016


Manuel Zeyen, Masters Student

I received my BSc in Physics here at ETH Zürich. My interest in quantum mechanics and quantum information grew steadily and I did my master's thesis in the TIQI group where I designed and set up a prototype of an optical system for single trapped ion addressing.

September 2015 - May 2016

Jaan Toots, Summer Student

I am a Physics undergraduate student at the University of Cambridge. I joined the group for three months as a summer student to gain experimental research experience.

June 2015 - September 2015

Chiara Decaroli, Summer Student

I received my BSc in Physics at the University of Edinburgh and I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Photonics. I am interested in fundamental Physics problems with a strong experimental aspect. For this reason I joined the TIQI group for a summer internship during which I worked on the optical design for addressing of individual ions.

August 2015 - September 2015

Dr Daniel Kienzler, Post-doctoral Research Assistant

I did my undergraduate studies at HU Berlin and ETH Zurich. Before I started my Ph.D. I worked for half a year at the University of Nottingham in the Cold Atoms Group of Prof. Krüger.

September 2010 - March 2016

Ludwig de Clercq, PhD Student

I have received a BSc and BSc(Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria. After my undergraduate studies I have obtained a Msc degree from the University of Stellenbosch for the work I have done at the National Laser Centre (NLC) at the CSIR in South Africa.

May 2011 - October 2015

Lukas Gerster, Masters Student

I received my Bachelor degree in physics at ETH Zurich, and during my semester project I got interested in quantum information which led me to join TIQI for my master thesis.

February 2015 - August 2015

Alexander Hungenberg, Masters Student

I received my physics Bachelor degree at ETH Zurich and already got in contact with this group during this period. My interest in quantum optics continued to grow and due to the great experience with previous projects I completed at TIQI, I joined this group again to do my master thesis.

February 2015 - July 2015

Ursin Solèr, PhD Student

After my apprenticeship to become a physical lab assistant, I have gained experience in several companies. In 2007 I started studying at ETH, where I obtained my Masters degree in physics. During my studies I began to enjoy quantum optics, and since I was looking for a new challenge for my PhD this led me to the TIQI group.

January 2014 - June 2015

Dr Ben Keitch, Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Previously I worked at the University of Oxford Ion Trapping Group with David Lucas and Andrew Steane where we looked at using the hyperfine structure of Ca43 as a memory qubit. I also developed and built various parts of apparatus for ion trapping experiments.

September 2010 - November 2014

Lisa Artel, Group Secretary

I have worked at ETH since July 2001. Prior to joining the trapped-ion group, I worked as secretary to Prof. Peter Günter, Head of the Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics in the Institute for Quantum Electronics (2001-June 2010).

September 2010 - March 2014

Karin Fisher, Masters Student

I did my undergraduate studies at MIT in Physics and Electrical Engineering. I then came to ETH Zurich for my Master studies in Physics, where I became interested in ion trapping.

September 2012 - March 2013

Matteo Fadel, Masters Student

I joined the TIQI group for my Master work: the development of cryo-compatible RF and fast-switchable DC sources for ion trapping and quantum-state manipulation.

September 2012 - March 2013

Felix Krauth, Graduate Student

I did my undergraduate studies at ETH Zurich, and am now working as a student research assistant in the group before I begin my master's degree at ETH in february 2013. I'm working on the design of a surface electrode ion trap.

September 2012 - December 2012

Robin Oswald, Bachelor Student

I am an undergraduate student from ETH Zurich. In order to gain some practical experience in experimental physics, I chose to do my final Bachelor project in the TIQI group after being intrigued by the Quantum Information Theory lectures.

September 2012 - December 2012

Martin Sepiol, Graduate Student

After receiving my Bachelors degree from TU-Vienna, I came to Zurich for my Master studies at ETH. There I became involved in the field of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, which motivated me to do my Masters Project in the TIQI group of Prof. Jonathan Home.

September 2011 - June 2012

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Roland Habluetzel, Masters thesis

I got my bachelors degree in Physics at the ETH. The Quantum Information theory lecture here woke up my interest in the subject, letting me into joining Prof. Home's group for my master thesis.

October 2011 - January 2012

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Mario Rusev, Undergraduate

I am an undergraduate student in Lafayette College, Easton, U.S.A., majoring in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am working as a summer research student in the group, having previously worked at N.I.S.T.

June 2011 - August 2011

Dominik Wild, Undergraduate

I am an undergraduate student reading Physics at the University of Oxford. I joined the group for two months as a summer student to gain experience in research.

July 2011 - September 2011

Martin Paesold, Masters Semester

I did my Bachelor's in Physics at ETH. After that I joined the quantum optics group of Prof. Kurtsiefer at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore for one year. I came back to Zurich to finish my Master's.

October 2010 - May 2011

Robert Davies, Undergraduate

I am working on my Bachelors at Yale University and will graduate in 2014. I came to ETH to work with the Trapped Ion Quantum Information Group for two months during the summer.

June 2011 - July 2011

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