Alumni Directory

Alumni2018-11-07T12:30:00+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 Postdoc Feb-16 Refael Computational Biologist, Broad Institute
Bao, Ning MA-1 Postdoc 2017 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
Bardyn, Charles MA-1 Postdoc Apr-16 Refael Postdoctoral Research fellow, University of Geneva
Berta, Mario MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc 2017 Brandao, Preskill Faculty, University College of London
Crosson, Elizabeth MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2017 Preskill Associate Professor of Physics, University of New Mexico
Delfosse, Nicholas MA-1 Postdoc 2017 Preskill Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research
Fawzi, Omar MA-1 Postdoc 2015 Preskill Assistant Professor, ENS Lyon
Fink, Johannes MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Painter Assistant Professor, IST Austria
Gopalakrishnan, Sarang MA-1 Postdoc Summer 2016 Refael City University of New York, Staten Island
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 Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
Groeblacher, Simon MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Aug-14 Painter Asst Professor at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Gu, Zhengcheng MA-1 Postdoc 2013 Preskill current: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hou, Chang-Yu MA-1 Postdoc July 2014 Refael Senior Visiting Scientist, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Huang, Yi-Chen MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Aug-2018 Xie Chen Microsoft Research
Jeffery, Stacey MA-1 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Preskill, Schulman, Vidick Scientific Staff Member CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), The Netherlands
Jiang, Liang MA-1 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
Li, Ke (Carl) MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc 2017 Brandao Faculty, CAS Key Laboratory of Quantum Information
Lindner, Netanel MA-1 Postdoc Dec-13 Preskill, Refael Assistant Professor Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Mong, Roger MA-1 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-16 Alicea, Motrunich, Refael, Vidick Assistant Professor of Physics, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, University of Pittsburgh
Paraiso, Taofiq MA-1 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-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 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 2018 – Faculty at Perimeter Institute, 2015- Five 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
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 Current: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at the Delft University of Technology/ QuTech
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
Bergman, Doron MA-2 Postdoc; Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar June 2013 CMT Data Scientist and Walmart Labs. Current (2015): Data Physicist at Tachyus
BenTov, Yoni MA-2, MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Sept-2018 Kitaev Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Clarke, David MA-2 Postdoc; visiting scholar 2014 Alicea Research Associate, Univ of Maryland
Essin, Andrew MA-2 Postdoc Fall-2016 Alicea, Motrunich Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Gorshkov, Alexey MA-1, MA-2 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow Fall-2013 CMT, Preskill Adjunct Assistant Professor JQI – NIST
Harter, John MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Fall-2017 Hsieh Asst Professor, UC Santa Barbara, Materials Dept
Huang, Yi-Chen MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Aug-2018 Xie Chen Microsoft 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
Mross, David MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2016 Alicea Assistant Professor, Weizmann Institute
Mishmash, Ryan MA-2 Postdoc; DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-2018 Alicea Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton
Reuther, Johannes MA-2 Postdoc 2014 CMT Asst Professor of Physics, Freie Univ Berlin
Rudner, Mark MA-2 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar 2012 Refael 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, MA-3 Postdoc Aug 2015 Hsieh Asst Professor of Physics, Temple Univ
Zhao, Liuyan MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Nov 2016 Hsieh Asst Professor of Physics, University of Michigan
Zhong, Tian MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Spring 2018 Faraon Asst Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Berta, Mario MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc 2017 Brandao, Preskill Faculty, University College of London
BenTov, Yoni MA-2, MA-3 IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Sept-2018 Kitaev Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Harter, John MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc 2017 Hsieh Asst Professor, UC Santa Barbara, Materials Dept
Huang, Yi-Chen MA-1, MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Aug-2018 Xie Chen Microsoft Research
Li, Ke MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc 2017 Brandao
Paraiso, Taofiq MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc 2014 Painter Max Planck Institute for the Science of LIght
Pekker, David MA-1, MA-3 Postdoc; Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Fellow 2015 Refael, Endres, CMT Assistant Professor of Physics, Univ of Pittsburgh
Torchinsky, Darius MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc 2016 Hsieh Assistant Professor, Temple University
Zhao, Liuyan MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc 2016 Hsieh Asst Professor of Physics, University of Michigan
Zhong, Tian MA-2, MA-3 Postdoc Spring 2018 Faraon Asst Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Henriksen, Erik Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Eisenstein Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Hung, Chen-Lung Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Kimble Asst Professor of Physics, Purdue University
Lee, Jae Hoon Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-2014 Kimble Senior Scientist, Korean Institute of Standards
Lee, Seung Hoon Affiliate Postdoc 2017 Vahala Senior Hardware Engineer, Apple
Li, Jiang Affiliate Staff Scientist Vahala President, hQphotonics
Lu, Mingwu Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar July-2016 Kimble NIST, Laser Cooling and Trapping Group
Martin, Mike Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Oct-2015 Kimble Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
Pollanen, Johannes Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Jan-2016 Eisenstein Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
Smith, Nicolas Affiliate Postdoc 2015 Adhikari Imaging Scientist, Google
Suh, Junho Affiliate Postdoc Schwab Senior Research Scientist, Korean Research Institute of Standards and Science
U, Chandni Affiliate IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Dec-2016 Eisenstein Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

All Graduate Student Alumni

Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Baumgartner, Alexander MA-1, MA-3 Graduate alum Fall 2017 Endres Intern at QNAMI, Switzerland
Beverland, Michael MA-1 Graduate alum 2016 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantum Computing, Microsoft Research
Titum (Bhattacharjee), Paraj MA-1 Graduate alum 2016 Refael Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Maryland
Blasius, Tim MA-1 Graduate alum 2016 Painter New position not yet confirmed
Brooks, Peter MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Research Staff Physicist, HRL Laboratories
Chan, Jasper MA-1, MA-3 Graduate alum 2012 Painter Current: CTO Massdrop
Cohen, Justin MA-1 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Lead Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dieterle, Paul MA-1, MA-3 Undergraduate alum 2017 Painter Graduate Student at Harvard University
Fefferman, Bill MA-1 Graduate alum 2014 Preskill Current: Research Assistant Professor in QuICS
Fishman, Matthew MA-1 Graduate alum June 2018 Preskill Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation
Haah, Jeongwan MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Current: Microsoft Research; 2014 – Pappalardo Fellow, MIT
Hill, Jeff MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Physical Research Associate at the Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford
Hunter-Jones, Nick MA-1 Graduate alum Fall 2018 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Iyer, Shankar MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Refael Staff Data Scientist, Quora
Kim, Isaac Hyun MA-1, IQI Graduate alum 2013 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Kim, Kun Woo MA-1 Graduate alum 2014 Refael Research Fellow, Korea institute for advanced study
Komar, Anna MA-1 Graduate alum Fall 2018 Preskill Data Scientist, Shipwell
Krause, Alex MA-1 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Associate at Exponent, Inc.
Kubica, Aleksander MA-1 Graduate alum 2017 Preskill Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute
Maguire, Shaun MA-1 Graduate alum June 2018 Preskill Partner, Google Ventures
Meenehan, Sean MA-1 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Researcher, HRL Laboratories
Norte, Richard MA-1 Graduate alum 2015 Painter Postdoctoral Researcher – TU Delft
Safavi-Naeini, Amir MA-1 Graduate alum 2013 Painter Asst Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Shukla, Sujeet MA-1 Graduate alum Fall 2017 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington
Yunger Halpern, Nicole MA-1 Graduate alum Sept 2018 Preskill Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Aasen, David MA-2 Graduate alum June 2018 Alicea Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Santa Barbara & Microsoft Station Q
Chu, Hao MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum Jan 2018 Hsieh Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center, Stuttgart, Germany
Lee, Shu-Ping MA-2 Graduate alum 2015 Refael Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
Miyazono, Evan MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum June 2017 Faraon Research Scientist, Protocol Labs
Mozgunov, Evgeny MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum 2017 Kitaev Research Associate, USC (Lidar Group)
Tu, Min-Feng MA-2 Graduate alum Summer 2018 Alicea Assistant Professor of the Practice in Physics, Wesleyan University
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Baumgartner, Alexander MA-1, MA-3 Graduate alum Fall 2017 Endres Intern at QNAMI, Switzerland
Chan, Jasper MA-1, MA-3 Graduate alum 2012 Painter Current: CTO Massdrop
Chu, Hao MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum Jan 2018 Hsieh Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center, Stuttgart, Germany
Dieterle, Paul MA-1, MA-3 Undergraduate alum 2017 Painter Graduate Student at Harvard University
Miyazono, Evan MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum June 2017 Faraon Research Scientist, Protocol Labs
Mozgunov, Evgeny MA-2, MA-3 Graduate alum 2017 Kitaev Research Associate, USC (Lidar Group)
Name MA Academic Title Departure date Research Group Position/Location
Alton,Daniel Affiliate Graduate alum 2013 Kimble Hardware Program Manager, Microsoft
Chen, Tong Affiliate Graduate alum 2013 Vahala Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company
Chickering, William Affiliate Graduate alum 2016 Eisenstein Current: Data scientist Cuberon
DeLorenzo, Laura Affiliate Graduate alum Summer 2016 Schwab Research Staff HRL Laboratories
Geraedts, Scott Affiliate Graduate alum 2015 Motrunich Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton
Goban, Akihisa Affiliate Graduate alum 2016 Kimble Research Associate, JILA
Hood, Jonathan Affiliate Graduate alum 2017 Kimble Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University (Ni Group)
Lai, Hsin-Hua Affiliate Graduate alum 2012 Motrunich Smalley Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Lei, Chan U Affiliate Graduate alum Nov 2016 Schwab Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University
McClung, Andrew Affiliate Graduate alum 2017 Kimble Postdoc, University of Ottawa (Badolato Group)
Nandi, Debaleena Affiliate Graduate alum 2015 Eisenstein Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard
Oh, Dong Yoon Affiliate Graduate alum 2017 Vahala Senior Design Engineer, Rockley Photonics Inc.
Pang, Belinda Affiliate Graduate alum June 2018 Adhikari, Y. Chen Research Associate, Theorem LP
Silva, Juan Muniz Affiliate Graduate alum 2017 Kimble Research Associate, JILA (Thompson Group)
Wang, Yishu Affiliate Graduate alum June 2017 Rosenbaum Postdoctoral Fellow of Institute for Quantum Matter at Johns Hopkins University
Weinstein, Ari Affiliate Graduate alum 2016 Schwab Research Staff HRL Laboratories
Wilson, Daziel Affiliate Graduate alum 2012 Kimble Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Wollman, Emma Affiliate Graduate alum 2015 Schwab Postdoctoral Scholar, Instrument Electronics and Sensors Section at JPL
Yang, Huan Affiliate Graduate alum 2013 Y. Chen Postdoctoral Scholar, Perimeter Institute
Yeaton-Massey, David Affiliate Graduate alum 2016 Adhikari Northrup Grummond
Yu, Su Peng Affiliate Graduate alum 2017 Kimble Research Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder