PARTNERS

A LOOK AT THE CONSORTIUM

PI-CEA Grenoble : Xavier WAINTAL , is a theoretical physicist who has been working in the field of spintronics, quantum nanoelectronics and correlated electronic systems. XW graduated and received his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in 1999 and has been working at Cornell University from 1999-2001 before joining CEA Saclay in 2002. He is particularly interested in developing new numerical techniques to tackle difficult quantum problems and make them available to other physicists through open source codes (see http://kwant-project.org).

PI-CEA-Saclay : Christian GLATTLI , is a Research Director at CEA Saclay France. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure ENS Cachan and obtained his PhD degree from Orsay Paris-Sud University in 1986.  He joined the CEA, Saclay in 1986 where he developed novel techniques for noise measurements in solids. He made significant contributions to the field of mesoscopic physics such as the experimental observation of fractional charge carriers, development of the first coherent single-electron source as well as the recent realization of a leviton source. He received several prestigious science awards, among which the  Ancel Prize (1997), CNRS silver medal (1998) and EuroPhysics Prize (1999).

PI-NEEL : Christopher BÄUERLE, is a Research Director at the NEEL Institute – CNRS, Grenoble. He received his B.S degree in 1990 from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, his M.S. degree in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and his PhD degree in 1996 from the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. After working for two years at the University of Tsukuba and the University of Tokyo, he joined the NEEL Institute in 1998. He made significant contributions to the field of symmetry-breaking phase transition using ultracold superfluid 3He as well as to the understanding of phase coherence in mesoscopic systems. More recently his research interests focus on single-electron transport using surface acoustic waves as well as ultrashort charge pulses.

PI-NPL : Masaya KATAOKA, received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2000 for his experimental work on semiconductor quantum transport devices. After he worked as a Research Associate in Cambridge, he joined NPL in 2009. He currently leads a team of 4 research scientists, working on single-electron transport devices towards the realisation of quantum current standards and electron quantum optics experiments. He is the Coordinator of the e-SI-Amp (15SIB08) project funded by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR).

PI-Chalmers : Janine SPLETTSTÖSSER, is a  professor in theoretical physics in the Applied Quantum Physics Group of the Department for Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers. She received her PhD “with distinction”, from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Italy) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) within a co-tutoring agreement. After a postdoc at Université de Genève (Switzerland) in the group of M. Büttiker, she led a research group at the RWTH Aachen in Germany from 2009-2013. After having received a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship in 2013 she moved to Chalmers. Janine Splettstoesser is an expert in transport in low-dimensional systems, focussing on frequency-dependent phenomena in the quantum regime.

PI-nextnano GmbH : Thomas GRANGE holds a master degree in physics from ENS-Lyon, as well as a PhD in Physics from Université Paris VI. Before joining nextnano in 2017, he worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München, Germany and the Institut Néel (CNRS) in Grenoble. Thomas is an expert on quantum cascade laser modeling using the non-equilibrium Green’s function method for which he developed the nextnano.QCL software. He contributed to the development of terahertz quantum cascade lasers based on the silicon-germanium material system in the FET-Open project “FLASH” funded by the Horizon 2020 program.