Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan
Vijay completed his Bachelors degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University in 1999. He spent two more years at the University of Cambridge before starting a PhD at Yale University in 2001. After his postdoctoral work at University of California, Berkeley, Vijay returned to India and joined TIFR to start a new laboratory. He currently heads the Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory where the main goal is to develop techniques to stabilize quantum states against decoherence. During his spare time, Vijay likes to play his guitar, watch movies and travel. Personal page>>
Meghan did his graduation from Birla college, Kalyan in 1998. In 1999, he joined TIFR, as a Scientific staff, in the then Organics Electronics group under the guidance of Prof. K. L. Narasimhan. During this period he contributed towards development of AlQ3 based and carbazole - derivatives based OLEDs and photodetectors. He also did a brief study of Dopant diffusion in Organic semiconductors. 2013 onward he joined Dr. Vijayaraghavan in QuMac lab and is slowly entering into the quantum regime. In the classical world, he is fond of variety of adventure sports and when not in Institute, he's more probably found on some mountain. Personal page>>
Dr. Madhavi Chand
Madhavi did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and BSc in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. During her masters at Brown University, Providence she worked with Prof. Humphrey Maris on heat transport in semiconductor superlattices. She then taught Physics at St. Stephen's College and subsequently joined the PhD programme at TIFR, Mumbai where she worked on magneto-transport and tunneling studies on disordered superconductors under the guidance of Prof. Pratap Raychaudhuri. Apart from physics, she has a keen interest in pottery and participated in a group exhibition in Delhi in 2006. Personal page>>
Tanay is from Siliguri, a beautiful city on the foothills of the Himalayas. He received his graduate degree in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. Then he joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai as an Integrated PhD. student in the department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. Being the first PhD student of QuMaC lab, he was greatly involved in the lab setup. He is currently working on broadband Josephson parametric amplifiers and quantum error correction schemes for stabilization of an arbitrary quantum state using quantum feedback protocols. Personal page>>
Suman received his B.Sc. in Physics in 2011 from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur affiliated under University of Calcutta, Kolkata. He completed his Masters in physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2013. Then he joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai in DCMPMS as a graduate student in July, 2013 Personal page>>
Sumeru is from Kolkata. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in physics from Jadavpur University. and joined TIFR in 2014 for the integrated PhD program. He is currently working in the Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. R Vijayaraghavan. Painting, sketching portraits, caricatures, digital arts, theatre and football are some of his other interests. Personal page>>
Ameya is currently in the final year of his dual degree program at BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus. At QuMaC, he is working on coupling superconducting microwave resonators with graphene based nano-mechanical oscillators as part of his undergraduate thesis.
Raman Charpak Fellow
Nicolas (नीकोला) is a visiting PhD student from Neel Institute-CNRS in Grenoble (France), and has joined the lab as a Raman-Chapak Fellow. He began his PhD in theoretical phsyics on the topic of ultra-strong light-matter coupling in circuit QED, and has now moved on to work on an experimental project in the QuMac group. After his PhD, his aim is to continue as an experimentalist in condensed-matter physics. Cooking, chess, football/basketball, hiking, hindi are a few of his hobbies.
Masters thesis student
Vidul is an undergraduate physics student at IIT Kanpur since 2013. He joined QuMAC lab in the summer of 2016 through TIFR's visiting student program. His work primarily involved designing and fabricating lossy filters for microwave transmission lines. He hopes to pursue his interest in quantum computing further through higher studies. He has now rejoined QuMaC to work on his Masters thesis where he will be working on developing improved parametric amplifiers. He also indulges himself in amateur astronomy and loves to play chess.
Visiting summer student
Samikshya is currently a third year student from IISER Bhopal pursuing her BS-MS Dual Degree. She had completed her schooling from Delhi Public School ,Ranchi. She is a VSRP student for summer 2017 working on improving the design and bandwidth of a Josephson Parametric Amplifier which is used for quantum measurements.
Dr. U Chandni
Jawaharlal Nehru Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist (currently Assistant Professor in Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc, Bangalore
Chandni was a Jawaharlal Nehru Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist at QuMaC from June 1 - Nov 30, 2016. She primarily worked on setting up an optomechanical system based on a graphene membrane resonator coupled to a superconducting microwave cavity. Personal page>>
Project student (currently pursuing Masters in Applied Physics at TU Delft)
Malay did his undergraduate thesis at the QuMaC Lab during spring 2016, while he was a student at BITS, Pilani. He studied weak value protocols and their implementations using Superconducting Quantum Circuits. In his spare time he likes reading-mostly politics and history.
Arpit did his Masters project where he explored loss mechanisms in superconducting qubits and ways to improve them. He is also worked on programming the FPGA module for generating arbitrary waveforms and quantum feedback control
Visiting summer student (currently pursuing undergraduate studies at IIT Kanpur)
Vidul is an undergraduate physics student at IIT Kanpur since 2013. He joined QuMAC lab in the summers of 2016 through TIFR's visiting student program. His work primarily involved designing and fabricating lossy filters for microwave transmission lines. He hopes to pursue his interest in quantum computing further through higher studies. He also indulges himself in amateur astronomy and loves to play chess.
Junior Research Fellow (currently a PhD student at Univ. of Wisconson-Madison)
Naveen worked on developing microwave structures for improving bandwidth of parametric amplifiers for his undergraduate project. He continued as a Junior Research Fellow and worked on several projects including electromagnetic simulations of superconducting microwave structures for understanding loss mechanisms and understanding the Hamiltonian of multi-mode qubit circuits
Junior Research Fellow (currently a Masters student at Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA)
Graduate from BITS Pilani with double majors in Physics and Electrical Engineering. Used to explore oilfields for a major oil and gas giant before realising he was a science and technology geek at heart. At QuMaC, he worked on building weak continuos measurement protocols for stabilising a quantum state. A passionate swimmer, he captained his university and high school swimming teams.
Junior Research Fellow (currently a PhD student at Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Cosmic worked on simulations for a quantum optics experiments on a single transmon qubit in a 3D Dual microwave cavity. He was also involved in developing the 3D circuit Q.E.D architecture required for realizing multi-qubit experiments. Before joining our group in November 2013, he received his Master's (M.Sc) in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Project student (currently a Masters student at University of Minnesota, Duluth)
Shiva received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2014. To pursue his love for Physics, he started working here as a project student and is currently trying to understand the different modes of a four Josephson ring. In his free time he enjoys travelling and solving puzzles.
A M Vadiraj
Junior Research Fellow (currently a PhD student at IQC, University of Waterloo, Canada)
Vadiraj joined the QuMaC lab soon after graduating from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands with a masters degree in electrical engineering. He obtained his bachelors in electrical engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. His research interests lies in hybrid quantum devices, electromechanics, design and fabrication of microwave circuits for quantum information processing. At QuMaC lab, he focusses on studying the behaiour of mechanical resonators coupled to a Josephson Parametric Amplifier (JPA). He also works on developing and improving the fabrication processes of superconducting qubits and parametric amplifiers. When not in the lab, he likes to spend time on music, travel and fitness.Personal page>>
VSRP student (currently a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Subhradeep was a visiting summer student. His project was to use a shot noise source to characterize the noise of cryogenic amplification chains.
Sukant was a visiting summer student. His project involved designing impedance transformers for modiying the bandwidth of parametric amplifiers.
Summer project student (currently a Masters student at University of Amsterdam)
Namrata's project involved developing protocols for calibration of cryogenic microwave measurement lines.
Soorya Suresh Babu
Project student (currently a PhD student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, USA)
Soorya worked on designing lossy microwave filters and microwave circuit boards
Vijeth did his undergraduate thesis project in our group. His project was on designing, fabricating and measuring parametric amplifiers.
Summer project student (currently a PhD student at IQC, University of Waterloo, Canada)