Congratulations to Paul Dieterle, he is one of 12 recipients thoughout the U.S. of a Hertz Fellowship providing up to five years of support for graduate studies. As an undergraduate, Paul has worked with IQIM faculty Oskar Painter and Keith Schwab, along with Maria Spiropulu, professor of physics and the late professor Tom Tombrello. His research focuses on the physics of superconducting quantum circuits, photon-phonon interactions, and many-body interactions. Read the full Caltech Media story on the Caltech website.
Paul is also an author on a recent paper Superconducting cavity-electromechanics on silicon-on-insulator available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.04019. The paper describes fabrication processes involving anhydrous hydrofluoric vapor etching that have been developed to create high-Q aluminum superconducting microwave resonators on free-standing silicon membranes formed from a silicon-on-insulator wafer.
Dieterle, Paul B. and Kalaee, Mahmoud and Fink, Johannes M. and Painter, Oskar (2016) Superconducting cavity-electromechanics on silicon-on-insulator. (Submitted) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160202-152402349