Prior to joining CU Boulder as an assistant professor in electrical engineering, Andras Gyenis received his PhD in physics at Princeton University in 2016, investigating the surface and bulk properties of unconventional superconductors, strongly correlated electronic systems and topological materials using ultra-low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, focusing on the design, fabrication and measurement of superconducting quantum circuits. Between 2020 and 2021, he has extended his research focus by developing semiconductor-based quantum devices at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen as a visiting assistant professor.
Gyenis received his BS and MS in experimental condensed matter physics at the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary. The defining feature of his research program at CU Boulder is to realize hybrid superconducting – semiconducting quantum devices that harness intrinsic protection to extend the lifetime of quantum processors.