Alumni 2017-01-20T12:04:45+00:00

Featured Alumni

Our goal with this listing is to provide details about a person’s first position after leaving IQIM. If you have additional information you would like to include, please send an email to marcia.brown@caltech.edu.

Please scroll down to view a complete list of IQIM’s Postdoc and Graduate Student alumni.

All Postdoc Alumni

Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Alagic, Gorjan MA-1 Postdoc 2014 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Univ of Copenhagen
Babadi, Mehrtash MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc Feb-16 Refael Computational Biologist, Broad Institute
Bardyn, Charles MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc Apr-16 Refael Postdoctoral Research fellow, University of Geneva
Essin, Andrew MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc 2016 Preskill, Alicea Visiting Assistant Professor, Univ of California, Davis
Fawzi, Omar MA-1 Postdoc 2015 Preskill Assistant Professor, ENS Lyon
Fink, Johannes MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Painter Assistant Professor, IST Austria
Gorshkov, Alexey MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Fall 2013 CMT, Preskill Adjunct Assistant Professor JQI – NIST
Gosset, David MA-1 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar 2016 Preskill, Vidick IBM Research, New York
Groeblacher, Simon MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Aug-14 Painter Asst Professor at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Gu, Zhengcheng MA-1 Postdoc 2013 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Hou, Chang-Yu MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc July 2014 Refael Senior Visiting Scientist, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Jeffery, Stacey MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Dec 2016 Vidick Scientific Staff Member CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Amsterdam
Jiang, Liang MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar June 2012 CMT, Preskill June 2012, Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Yale
Landon-Cardinal, Olivier MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Aug-15 Preskill Postdoctoral Associate, McGill University
Paraiso, Taofiq MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Postdoc 2014 Painter Max Planck Institute for the Science of LIght
Pastawski, Fernando MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Apr-16 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Freie Universität, Berlin
Pekker, David MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Jan 2015 Refael, Endres, CMT Assistant Professor of Physics, Univ of Pittsburgh
Song, Justin MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Refael Assistant Professor of Physics, Nanyang Technical University – Singapore
Temme, Kristan MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2015 Preskill, Vidick Research Staff, IBM
Wang, Ling MA-1, MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Sept 2015 Motrunich, Preskill Research Asst Professor at Beijing Computational Science Research Center
Yoshida, Beni MA-1 Postdoc, David & Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholar Fall 2015 Preskill 5 Year Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute
Ardonne, Eddy IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2007 Dec 2007- Nov 2012 Asst. Professor, Nordita; March 2012 Assoc. Professor Stockholm University
Beigi, Salman IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2011 Preskill 2011-15 Senior Associate Researcher IPM (Iran); 2015 Associate Professor, School of Mathematics IPM
Blume-Kohout, Robin IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2010 Research Associate Professor, Univ of New Mexico/ Technical Staff Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
Boixo, Sergio IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2010 Research Associate Professor, Computer Scientist – University of Southern California/ISI
Bose, Sougato IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2002 Current: Professor, University College London
Bravyi, Sergey IQI Postdoc (IQI) IBM Research, New York
Chang, Darrick MA-1, IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2011 Preskill Professor ICFO
Childs, Andrew IQI Postdoc, DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar (IQI) 2007 Assoc Professor, Univ of Maryland
Doherty, Andrew IQI Postdoc (IQI) Current: Associate Professor, Univ of Sydney
Duan, Luming IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2003 Current: Professor, Univ of Michigan
Evenbly, Glen IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2014  Preskill Professor, Univ. of Sherbrooke
Fidkowski, Lukasz IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2010 Current: Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
Flammia, Steve MA-1, IQI Postdoc 2012 Preskill Current: Associate Professor, Univ of Sydney
Hallgren, Sean IQI Postdoc (IQI) Current: Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State University
Hayden, Patrick IQI Postdoc (IQI); Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar 2004 Current: Stanford Professor of Quantum Physics
Jordan, Stephen MA-1, IQI Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar 2011 Preskill NIST and Adjunct Associate Professor Univ of Maryland
Koenig, Robert IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2011 Current: Assistant Professor, Technical Univ Munich
Kong, Liang IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2009 Current: Associate Member,Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University
Leung, Debbie IQI Postdoc (IQI); Tolman Fellowship 2004 Professor, Canada Research Chair, Univ of Waterloo
Lindner, Netanel MA-1, MA-2, IQI Postdoc Dec-13 Preskill, Refael Assistant Professor Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Liu, Yi-Kai IQI Postdoc (IQI) NIST and Adjunct Associate Professor Univ of Maryland
Nayak, Ashwin IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2002 Current: Professor, University of Waterloo
Pironio, Stefano IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2010 “Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles”
Poulin, David IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2006 Professor, University of Sherbrooke
Raussendorf, Robert IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2006 Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Reichardt, Ben IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2008 Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Schuch, Norbert MA-1, IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2012 Preskill Current: Research Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
Shi, Yaoyun IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2002 Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Shtengel, Kirill IQI Postdoc (IQI) Professor, UC Riverside
Terhal, Barbara IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2001 Professor, RWTH Aachen
Verstraete, Frank IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2006 Professor, University of Vienna
Vidal, Guifre IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2005 Professor, Perimeter Institute
Wehner, Stephanie IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2010 Associate Professor, QuTech, TU Delft
Wocjan, Pawel IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2006 Professor, Univ of Central Florida
Zhang, Shengyu IQI Postdoc (IQI) 2009 Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Babadi, Mehrtash MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc Feb-16 Refael Computational Biologist, Broad Institute
Bardyn, Charles MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc Apr-16 Refael Postdoctoral Research fellow, University of Geneva
Bergman, Doron MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar June 2013 CMT Data Scientist and Walmart Labs. Current (2015): Data Physicist at Tachyus
Clarke, David MA-2 Postdoc; visiting scholar 2014 Alicea Research Associate, Univ of Maryland
Essin, Andrew MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc 2016 Preskill, Alicea Visiting Assistant Professor, Univ of California, Davis
Gopalakrishnan, Sarang MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar 2016 CMT Assistant Professor of Physics, CUNY
Gorshkov, Alexey MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Fall 2013 CMT, Preskill Adjunct Assistant Professor JQI – NIST
Henricksen, Erik MA-2 Exp IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Fall 2013 Eisenstein Asst Professor of Physics, Washington Univ St Louis
Hou, Chang-Yu MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc July 2014 Refael Senior Visiting Scientist, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Jiang, Liang MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar June 2012 CMT, Preskill June 2012, Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Yale
Karzig, Torsten MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Sept 2015 Refael, Alicea Lead Researcher, Microsoft Research, Station Q
Lindner, Netanel MA-1, MA-2, IQI Postdoc Dec-13 Preskill, Refael Assistant Professor Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Mong, Roger MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Alicea, Motrunich, Refael, Vidick Assistant Professor of Physics, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, University of Pittsburgh
Mross, David MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2016 CMT Assistant Professor, Weizmann Institute
Pekker, David MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Jan 2015 Refael, Endres, CMT Assistant Professor of Physics, Univ of Pittsburgh
Pollanen, Johannes MA-2 Exp IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan 2016 Eisenstein Asst Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy Michigan State University
Reuther, Johannes MA-2 Postdoc 2014 CMT Asst Professor of Physics, Freie Univ Berlin
Rudner, Mark MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2012 CMT Associate Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Song, Justin MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Refael Assistant Professor of Physics, Nanyang Technical University – Singapore
Torchinsky, Darius MA-2 Exp Postdoc Aug 2015 Hsieh Asst Professor of Physics, Temple Univ
U, Chandni MA-2 Exp IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan 2016 Eisenstein Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
Wang, Ling MA-1, MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Sept 2015 Motrunich, Preskill Research Asst Professor at Beijing Computational Science Research Center
Zhao, Liyuan MA-2 Exp Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar Nov 2016 Hsieh Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Michigan
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Fink, Johannes MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Painter Assistant Professor, IST Austria
Groeblacher, Simon MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Aug-14 Painter Asst Professor at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Hung, Chen-Lung MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2015 Kimble Assistant Professor of Physiscs, Purdue University
Lee, Jae Hoon MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-14 Kimble Senior Scientist, Korean Institute of Standards
Lu, Mingwu MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jul-16 Kimble NIST
Martin, Mike MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Oct-15 Kimble Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
Paraiso, Taofiq MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Postdoc 2014 Painter Max Planck Institute for the Science of LIght
Pekker, David MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Jan 2015 Refael, Endres, CMT Assistant Professor of Physics, Univ of Pittsburgh
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Fink, Johannes MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Painter Assistant Professor, IST Austria
Groeblacher, Simon MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Aug-14 Painter Asst Professor at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Li, Jiang MA-4 Alumni – Staff scientist 2015 Vahala President, hQphotonics
Paraiso, Taofiq MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Postdoc 2014 Painter Max Planck Institute for the Science of LIght
Smith, Nicolas MA-4 Postdoc summer 2015 Adhikari Imaging Scientist, Google
Suh, Junho MA-4 Postdoc 2014 Schwab Senior research scientist, KRISS : Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science

All Graduate Student Alumni

Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Beverland, Michael MA-1 Graduate alum 2016 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantum Computing, Microsoft Research
Bilgin, Ersen MA-1 Graduate alum 2011 Preskill Goldman Sachs
Blasius, Tim MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Painter ??
Brooks, Peter MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Research Staff Physicist, HRL Laboratories
Chan, Jasper MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2012 Painter Current: CTO Massdrop
Cohen, Justin MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Nano-Optics Research Scientist, Caltech, Current: staff scientist Booz Allen Hamilton
Fefferman, Bill MA-1 Graduate alum 2014 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Univ of Maryland/QuICS
Haah, Jeongwan MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Pappalardo Fellow, MIT
Hill, Jeff MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Current: Physical Science Research Scientist, Stanford University
Iyer, Shankar MA-1, MA-2 Graduate alum 2013 Refael Staff Data Scientist, Quora
Kim, Kun Woo MA-1, MA-2 Graduate alum 2014 Refael Research Fellow, Korea institute for advanced study
Krause, Alex MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Associate at Exponent, Inc.
Mandayam, Prabha MA-1 Graduate alum 2011 Preskill Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Meenehan, Sean MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Researcher, HRL Laboratories
Norte, Richard MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Postdoctoral Researcher – TU Delft
Safavi-Naeini, Amir MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Kim, Isaac Hyun MA-1, IQI Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Chickering, William MA-2 Graduate alum 2016 Eisenstein Current: Data scientist Cuberon
Geraedts, Scott MA-2 Graduate alum 2015 Motrunich Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton
Iyer, Shankar MA-1, MA-2 Graduate alum 2013 Refael Staff Data Scientist, Quora
Kim, Kun Woo MA-1, MA-2 Graduate alum 2014 Refael Research Fellow, Korea institute for advanced study
Lai, Hsin-Hua MA-2 Graduate alum 2012 Motrunich Smalley Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Lee, Shu-Ping MA-2 Graduate alum 2015 Refael Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
Nandi, Debaleena MA-2 Graduate alum 2015 Eisenstein Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard
Teague, Marcus MA-2 Graduate alum 2013 Yeh Staff Scientist, Caltech
Titum (Bhattacharjee), Paraj MA-2 Graduate alum 2016 Refael Postdoctoral Scholar, JQI (Alexey Gorshkov’s group)
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Alton, Daniel MA-3 Graduate alum 2013 Kimble Hardware Program Manager, Microsoft
Blasius, Tim MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Painter ??
Chan, Jasper MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2012 Painter Current: CTO Massdrop
Cohen, Justin MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Nano-Optics Research Scientist, Caltech, Current: staff scientist Booz Allen Hamilton
Goban, Akihisa MA-3 Graduate alum 2016 Kimble Research Associate, JILA
Hill, Jeff MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Current: Physical Science Research Scientist, Stanford University
Krause, Alex MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Associate at Exponent, Inc.
Meenehan, Sean MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Researcher, HRL Laboratories
Norte, Richard MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Postdoctoral Researcher – TU Delft
Safavi-Naeini, Amir MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Wilson, Daziel MA-3 Graduate alum 2012 Kimble Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Blasius, Tim MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Painter ??
Chan, Jasper MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2012 Painter Current: CTO Massdrop
Chen, Tong MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Vahala Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company
Cohen, Justin MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Nano-Optics Research Scientist, Caltech, Current: staff scientist Booz Allen Hamilton
DeLorenzo, Laura MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Schwab ??
Hill, Jeff MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Current: Physical Science Research Scientist, Stanford University
Krause, Alex MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Associate at Exponent, Inc.
Meenehan, Sean MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Current: Researcher, HRL Laboratories
Norte, Richard MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Postdoctoral Researcher – TU Delft
Safavi-Naeini, Amir MA-1, MA-3, MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Weinstein, Ari MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Schwab Research Staff HRL Laboratories
Wollman, Emma MA-4 Graduate alum 2015 Schwab Postdoctoral Scholar, Instrument Electronics and Sensors Section at JPL
Yang, Huan MA-4 Graduate alum 2013 Y. Chen Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Yeaton-Massey, David MA-4 Graduate alum 2016 Adhikari ??