Principal investigator

Assistant Professor

Simone Gasparinetti

Simone grew up in Bologna, Italy. He did is Bachelor and Master studies at Università di Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore. He carried out his MSc thesis on quantum dot thermometry in GaAs heterostructures at NEST laboratories under the supervision of Francesco Giazotto and Fabio Beltram. He obtained his PhD at Aalto University (November 2014) with a doctoral thesis on Cooper-pair pumping and fast thermometry at the nanoscale, supervised by Jukka Pekola. Before joining Chalmers, he was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in the group of Andreas Wallraff, a pioneer of the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture (2015-2018). There he made several contributions in the areas of quantum information processing, microwave quantum optics, and hybrid superconductor-semiconductors quantum systems. He moved to Chalmers as a permanent researcher in November 2018 before taking an assistant professor position and starting his own group in May 2020. Since April 2020, he is one of the nine principal investigators forming the management group of WACQT, a 12-year Swedish initiative to build a quantum computer. Simone spends most of his spare time playing with his children, and dreams about taking them on a number of road trips with tents and bikes, as he and his old-time friends used to do.

Group members

Permanent Researcher

Axel Eriksson

Axel joined the 202Q-lab in September 2021. He got his PhD degree in Physics at Chalmers University of technology in 2017 working on electromechanical resonators. He has been working at Volvo AB as a software developer where he designed diagnostic functions to detect hardware degradation and Zenseact where he worked as a data management solution architect for the deep learning area. He is currently working on quantum computing with continuous variable. In his free time, he is collaborating with different researchers to gather and spread knowledge about how the brain learns.

Postdoctoral researcher

Aamir Ali

Aamir obtained his PhD in Physics at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he studied mesoscopic transport in semiconductor nanostructures. He then moved to the Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona for his first postdoc where he performed the measurement of the smallest ever heat capacity using a mesoscopic device. He joined 202Q-lab in August 2020, where he is exploring quantum thermodynamics with circuit QED. On the side, he enjoys reading about cognitive sciences and western philosophy.

Postdoctoral researcher

Francois Joint

Francois received an M.S. degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree in astrophysics at Paris Observatory. His thesis concerned the development of a far-infrared heterodyne receiver for astronomical observations. He then carried his research at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, College Park, USA, for the development of graphene infrared detectors. He also studied the magneto-optical properties of novel Weyl materials. He joined Chalmers to work on a gate tunable superconducting quantum device. In his spare time, he enjoys playing water polo with the Goteborg team.

Postdoctoral researcher

Ingrid Strandberg

Ingrid joined 202Q-lab directly after obtaining her Ph.D., also at Chalmers but in the Applied Quantum Physics group, where she did numerical simulations for different types of generation and characterization of microwave quantum states. Now, she is still working on quantum state tomography, but will also branch out to the development of microwave switches. Lots of her free time is spent in the gym, doing weightlifting.

Postdoctoral researcher

Kazi Rafsanjani Amin

Kazi obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he studied electron transport in Graphene devices. Then he moved to France, and did his postdoctoral research in CNRS Institut Neel and CEA Grenoble, where studied high kinetic inductance material based microwave resonators and nanomechanical oscillators. Kazi joined 202Q-lab as a postdoc in November 2021. His research topic is to study interactions in metamaterials. In his free time, he enjoys reading, photography, and exploring nature.

Research engineer

Linus Andersson

Linus worked as an amanuensis in the area of microwave engineering for quantum computing applications. He did his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing the master’s program Wireless, Photonics, and Space at Chalmers. Currently, he is working as a research engineer within a WALP project developing infrared filters using High-Energy Radiation Drain (HERD) technology and evaluating their impact on superconducting qubits. He likes running and cycling.


PhD student

Claudia Castillo-Moreno

Claudia joined the 202Q-lab in September 2020. She did her degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Granada and an exchange year at EPFL. In 2018 she started her master’s in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at KU Leuven. Her research focuses on the use of metamaterials to mediate the interaction between atoms. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and working out.

PhD student

Jiaying (Claire) Yang

Claire is an industrial PhD at 202Q-lab working in the project of Distributed Quantum Computing, who is also employed by Ericsson Research. She got her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; and her bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang University) in China. She enjoys reading and drawing during her spare time.

PHD student

Kunal Helambe

Kunal joined 202Q-lab as a PhD student in March 2023. He has obtained his Masters and Bachelors’s degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science. His Master’s thesis focussed on fabrication and the study of devices for the generation of entangled photons. For his Bachelor’s thesis he worked on implementing a PDH cavity-locking scheme in the TIQI group at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on using continuous variables for quantum computing. He is an F1 nerd, and in his free time, he enjoys reading, playing frisbee, and football, and going cycling.
PHD student

Simon Sundelin

Simon did his master in physics at Chalmers. When he was an amanuensis at 202Q-lab, he developed a virtual instrument for control and readout of superconducting qubits by the means of pulse sequencing. Then, he started his master thesis on quantum thermodynamics working under the supervision of Aamir. After an exchange in Hong Kong, he came back to 202Q-lab to do his PhD. Besides physics, he enjoys rock climbing, programming, and scuba diving.

Vyom Kulkarni

Vyom joined the 202Q-lab as a PhD student in July 2023. His research involves studying quantum thermodynamics with superconducting circuits. He graduated with a BS-MS degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal. For his Masters Project, he built a 2D Magneto-Optical Trap at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore. Away from work, you will find him adoring football. He also enjoys reading, trekking and setting up workout routines before completely ignoring them until they die in their misery.

Master students

Master student

Veronika Beliaeva

Veronika obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. Currently, she is doing a master degree in Erasmus Mundus Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology program, which KU Leuven offers in Belgium and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Her master thesis project is about fabricating a device for continuous variable quantum computation. She is proud of her podcast about mythology which she broadcasts in her spare time.

Master student

Niranjan Pittan Narendiran

Niranjan completed his Bachelor’s degree at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, located in Coimbatore, India. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Physics at the University of Cologne in Germany. As a guest Master’s student in the 202q lab, he is engaged in research on his thesis. His thesis focuses on the design of High quality superconducting resonators for continuous variable quantum computing. In his leisure time, Niranjan indulges in two of his favorite pastimes: cooking and playing the guitar.

Master student

Pranjal Kapoor

Pranjal is currently pursuing an integrated dual degree, a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Physics from BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus in India. At the 202Q-Lab he’s working on his Master’s Thesis which focuses on designing microstrip kinetic Travelling Wave Parametric Amplifiers. In his free time, he enjoys going on runs, photography, as well as playing tennis and football.

Previous members

A list of our previous members can be seen here.