SQMS Center

Internship alumni

2022 Alumni

Navya Chunduru
Navya Chunduru

Navya Chunduru

The University of Texas at Austin
Task:
Effects of Surface Passivation on Superconducting Qubits
Supervisor: Zhu (Fermilab)

Julian Delgato
Julian Delgato

Julian Delgato

Northwestern University
Task:
Optical and RF Component Testing Platform for Quantum Transduction Technology
Supervisor: Wang (Fermilab)

Thomas Douglas
Thomas Douglas

Thomas Douglas

Northwestern University
Task: Demonstration of RFSoC QICK Board for Quantum Control and Readout
Supervisor: Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Svetlana Doroshevich
Svetlana Doroshevich

Svetlana Doroshevich

Columbia University
Task:
Measurements of losses in Nb on Si(111)superconducting resonator.
Supervisor: McRae (CU Boulder)

Aditya Gandotra
Aditya Gandotra

Aditya Gandotra

Princeton University
Task:
Exploring three legged cat states for quantum error correction
Supervisor: Koch (NU)

Ada Matthews
Ada Matthews

Ada Matthews

Greenville University
Task:
Implementing a Q-Switch Protocol for Active Cavity Mode Reset
Supervisor: Van Zanten (Fermilab)

Ben McDonough
Ben McDonough

Ben McDonough

Yale University
Task:
Methods for Scalable Probabilistic Error Cancellation
Supervisor: Orth (Ames National Laboratory)

Jasmine Panthee
Jasmine Panthee

Jasmine Panthee

Northwestern University
Task:
Finding Efficient and Fast Variational Algorithms for Qudit Gates
Supervisor: Kurkcuoglu (Fermilab)

Broc Pashia
Broc Pashia

Broc Pashia

Illinois Institute of Technology
Task:
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Arnold Model of the Proximity Effect
Supervisor: John Zasadzinski (IIT)

Naomi Raicu
Naomi Raicu

Naomi Raicu

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Task:
Modeling Thermal Properties of Coaxial Cables to Improve Quantum Computer Heat Load Predictions
Supervisor: Jackson (Rigetti)

Mohammad Farhan Rawnak
Mohammad Farhan Rawnak

Mohammad Farhan Rawnak

Gettysburg College, PA
Task:
Measurement of 1.3GHz Nb Cavity in High magnetic Field for Axion Dark Matter Searches
Supervisor: Giaccone (Fermilab)

Michael Saylor
Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor

Pennsylvania State University
Task:
Comparison of the Thermal Conductance of Greased Niobium and Gold-Plated Niobium Bolted to GoldPlated Copper at Cryogenic Temperatures
Supervisor: Hollister (Fermilab)

Matt Ventrelli
Matt Ventrelli

Matt Ventrelli

Illinois Institute of Technology
Task:
Point Contact Tunneling Analysis: The Origin of Dynes Gamma
Supervisor: John Zasadzinski (Illinois Institute of Technology) and Daniel Bafia (Fermilab)

Qing Tong (Rong) Wu
Qing Tong (Rong) Wu

Qing Tong (Rong) Wu

Wellesley College
Task:
Characterizing removal pathways of niobium pentoxide
Supervisor: Hersam (NU)

2021 Alumni

Ben Blowers
Ben Blowers

Ben Blowers

Northeastern University
Task:
Superconducting Qubits Training Platform
Supervisor: Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Collin Bradford
Collin Bradford

Collin Bradford

BYU
Task:
RFSoC Development for Quantum Controls
Supervisors: Montella (Fermilab), Stoughton (Fermilab)

Daniel Buser
Daniel Buser

Daniel Buser

Iowa State University
Task:
Imaginary Time Evolution for Combinatorial Optimization
Supervisor: Sohaib (Rigetti), Murthy (Fermilab)

Rafael Carballeria
Rafael Carballeria

Rafael Carballeria

Saint Peter’s University
Task:
Quality Factor Analysis in SuperconductingMicrowave Resonators
Supervisors: Mutus (Rigetti), Bal (Fermilab)

Jack Damenti
Jack Damenti

Jack Damenti

Colorado School of Mines
Task:
9-Cell Cavity Coupled to Transmon Qubit3D Modeling and Simulation
Supervisor: Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Thomas Douglas
Thomas Douglas

Thomas Douglas

Northwestern University
Task:
Optimization of Dilution Refrigerator Mechanical Supports
Supervisor: Hollister (Fermilab)

Leo Georgopoulos
Leo Georgopoulos

Leo Georgopoulos

Northwestern University
Task:
Raman Characterization of Modified Niobium Interfaces for Improved Quantum Coherence
Supervisor: Hersam (NU)

Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris

Columbia University
Task: Quantum transduction based on very high-Q superconducting cavities
Supervisor: Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Trey Labak
Trey Labak

Trey Labak

Illinois Institute of Technology
Task: Circuit Development for Low Noise Current-Voltage Measurements of Tunnel Junctions
Supervisors: Bal (Fermilab), Zasadzinski (IIT)

Richard Li
Richard Li

Richard Li

Yale University
Task:
Variational quantum algorithms for Kitaev’s honeycomb quantum spin model in the presence of a magnetic field
Supervisors: Orth (Ames), Perdue (Fermilab)

Kyle Lleras
Kyle Lleras

Kyle Lleras

University of Chicago
Task:
Planar Readout Circuit Design for 3D Qubit System
Supervisor: Zhu (Fermilab)

Natalie Love
Natalie Love

Natalie Love

Brown University
Task:
Coupling of 3-D Cavity-Qubit System
Supervisor: Zhu (Fermilab)

Lynn Nguyen
Lynn Nguyen

Lynn Nguyen

Knox College
Task:
QIS Ecosystem
Supervisor: Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Oluwadara Ogunkoya
Oluwadara Ogunkoya

Oluwadara Ogunkoya

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Task:
Transmission Line Theory
Supervisor: Frolov (Fermilab)

Margaret Olson
Margaret Olson

Margaret Olson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Task:
Exploration of Parameters for Future Dark SRFin DR
Supervisors: Posen (Fermilab), Giaccone (Fermilab)

Jasmine Panthee
Jasmine Panthee

Jasmine Panthee

Illinois Institute of Technology
Task: Planar junction tunneling studies of Nb/Al bilayer films
Supervisors: Zasadzinski (IIT), Checchin (Fermilab)

Naomi Raicu
Naomi Raicu

Naomi Raicu

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Task:
Modeling Thermal and Electrical Properties of Copper, Brass, and Aluminum to Determine Optimal Signal Line Configurations for Quantum Computers
Supervisor: Hollister (Fermilab)

Yanitzia Shindryaev
Yanitzia Shindryaev

Yanitzia Shindryaev

Illinois Institute of Technology
Task: Fundamental sources of noise in materials and their mitigation in computing
Supervisors: Perdue (Fermilab), Zasadzinski (IIT)

Julia Withrow
Julia Withrow

Julia Withrow

University of Florida
Task:
Monitoring the Effects of Radiation on 2D Transmon Qubits
Supervisor: Tomei (INFN)

Allan Zhao
Allan Zhao

Allan Zhao

UCLA
Task:
Investigation of Contributions to the Silicon Loss Tangent at Millikelvin Temperatures
Supervisors: Checchin (Fermilab), Bafia (Fermilab)