Sainath Motlakunta joins the QITI group as a graduate student. Sainath did his undergraduate studies from Indian Institute of Science and Education Research (IISER), Pune, where he worked on ultracold atoms in Prof. Umakant Rapol’s group.

Kaleb Ruscitti and Nikolay Videnov come back to the group as undergraduate researchers! Kaleb will spend his Jan-Apr co-op term, and Nik will spend his Jan-Aug co-op term in the lab!

Welcome Sainath, Kaleb, and Nik!

Welcome to the new group members!

TheThinker_smallChung-You (Gilbert) Shih and Nikhil Kotibhaskar join the IQC-QITI group as graduate students. Gilbert comes from National Taiwan University, where he took an active role in the research of Prof. Ming-Shien Chang. Nikhil comes from Prof. Vasant Natarajan’s research group at the Indian Institute of Science, where he demonstrated ion trapping on a chip.

Dr. Fereshteh Rajabi joined us a few months back as an IQC theory postdoc. In her PhD with Prof. Martin Houde at Western University, Ontario, Fereshteh studied quantum coherent effects in Astrophysics. She will split her time between the QITI and the NPQO laboratory of Prof. Michal Bajcsy, challenging and supporting the experimentalists with her theoretical ideas and calculations!

Welcome to the group!

Welcome to QITI!

Welcome to the Laboratory for Quantum Information with Trapped Ions (QITI) of Prof. K. Rajibul Islam! We are an upcoming, predominantly experimental research group at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The trapped ion platform is arguably the most versatile and controllable hardware for quantum information research. The QITI laboratory aims to create a flexible quantum system, with control at the level of individual particles for studying problems in quantum many-body physics and computation.

Construction of the laboratory is going to begin soon in the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre. 

Quantum Nano Centre
The Quantum Nano Centre at IQC, University of Waterloo (Image credit- IQC)