# Students and Postdocs

Graduate student education and postdoctoral training are at the core of our Center's focus on Quantum Sensing and Measurement. Whether in theory or experiment, fundamental science or more applied engineering, each student works with a group under the guidance of a Senior Investigator on quantum sensing projects that are inherently exciting and professionally promising. We encourage students and postdocs to broaden their circle of colleagues by developing and maintaining professional contact with peers in any of the multiple research groups that make up Q-SEnSE. And, for those who would like to work with those peers to help shape the research and education experience, we invite at least one student from each partner institution to join the Q-SEnSE Student Council.

## Student-organized Activities

- Summer Workshop, 2023
- Q-SEnSE Student Council
- Student-managed Slack channel
- Get-together at national meetings (e.g. DAMOP)
- Mini-proposals for short scientific visits to other Q-SEnSE labs

## Participating Students and Postdocs** (9/1/2022- 8/31/2023)**

**Brudney**, Sean: Grad Student; Trapped ions for quantum information and computing. Interests also in quantum sensing and other applications in physics for ion traps; sbrudney@uoregon.edu**Metzner**, Jeremy: Grad Student; trapped ion quantum systems**Quinn**, Alexander: Grad Student; trapped ion quantum systems

**Mehling**, Kendall: Grad Student

**Flood**, Chris: Grad Student (Aerospace); Frequency combs, optical time transfer and ranging; christopher.flood@colorado.edu

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Lordi**, Noah**Kyle**, Akira

**Blocher**, Philip: Postdoc**Buchemmavari**, Vikas: Grad Student**Omanakuttan**, Sivaprasad: Grad Student; Qudits for quantum computing; somanakuttan@unm.edu

**Heyrich**, Matthew: Grad Student; dual frequency comb electro-optic sampling of thermal and non-classical fields**Lind**, Alexander: Postdoc; mid-infrared frequency comb spectroscopy and sensing at the quantum limit**McVey**, Caden: Undergrad; optical cavity frequency references for precision quantum metrology**Mundy**, Aria: Undergrad; robust and low-power fiber laser frequency combs**Tsao**, Eugene: Grad Student; quantum limits of heterodyne and homodyne with optical frequency combs

**Frenett**, Alexander: Grad Student; afrenett@g.harvard.edu**Lampson**, Hana: Undergrad; hanalampson@college.harvard.edu**Lasner**, Zack: Postdoc; zlasner@g.harvard.edu**Li**, Mingda: Grad Student; mingdali@g.harvard.edu**Lunstad**, Annika: Grad Student; I am working towards a precision measurement of the proton to electron mass ratio. We are searching for potential oscillations in this fundamental constant which could be caused by ultralight dark matter; alunstad@g.harvard.edu**Nasir**, Abdullah: Grad Student; anasir@g.harvard.edu**Ono**, Tasuku: Undergrad; tasukuono@college.harvard.edu**Sawaoka**, Hiromitsu: Grad Student; hsawaoka@g.harvard.edu

**Erikson**, James: Grad Student; I study methods of inducing second order optical non-linearities in amorphous materials, with the goal of producing entangled particles in an optical chip; james.erikson@colorado.edu

**Nantel**, Megan: Grad Student; Strontium, atom interferometry, Floquet theory, UHV, magnetic shielding; mnantel@stanford.edu**Jiang**, Yijun, Grad Student; Optical lattices, strontium, magnetic shielding, degaussing, quantum optimization simulation, high power electronics, UHV; yijunj@stanford.edu**Swan**, Hunter, Grad Student; Spatial light modulators, machine learning, Pockels cells, strontium dipole trap; orswan@stanford.edu

**Wilson**, John: Grad Student; I work on quantum state preparation via atom-cavity systems, with a focus on entanglement generation and manipulation for quantum metrology; John.Wilson-6@colorado.edu

**Na Narong**, Tina: Grad Student; Yb magnetometer, focusing on the theory and numerical model of multi-level atomic spectroscopy; tn282@stanford.edu

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Rodriguez Castillo**, Daniel: Grad Student, Quantum metrology with trapped ions; daniel.rodriguezcastillo@nist.gov**Marshall**, Mason: Postdoc; Quantum metrology with trapped ions; mason.marshall@nist.gov

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Burd**, Shauh: Postdoc**Panelli**, Guglielmo: Grad Student; I work on the generation of highly-squeezed momentum states in Strontium and their utilization for quantum-enhanced atom interferometery; gpanelli@gmail.com

**Eckner**, William: Grad Student**Jenkins**, Alec: Postdoc**Marinelli**, Matteo: Postdoc**Mcgrew**, William: Postdoc**Tan**, TingYou: Grad Student**Young**, Aaron: Grad Student

**Ellmeier**, Michaela: Postdoc; Rb laser spectroscopy, magnetometry, accuracy evaluations, space applications; michaela.ellmeier@colorado.edu**Hewatt**, Dawson: Grad Student; Rb laser spectroscopy, optics, magnetometry; dawson.hewatt@colorado.edu**Pollock**, Juniper: Postdoc; Rb laser spectroscopy, CPT atomic clocks, magnetometry, diode lasers; juniper.pollock@colorado.edu**Rai**, Newton: Grad Student; Device miniaturization, electrical engineering, medical devices; newton.rai@colorado.edu

**Aramburu**, Pablo: Grad Student; I work on hybrid quantum systems coupling superconducting qubits to phononic cavities; paar3409@colorado.edu**Davidson**, Jacob: Grad Student**Ruddy**, Elizabeth: Grad Student**Gurra**, Eva: Grad Student**Zhao**, Ziyi: Grad Student

**David**, Kaitlyn: Grad Student; Infrared lasers and optics, optical difference frequency generation, calcium ion trapping; kaitlyn.david@nist.gov

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Borish**, Victoria: Postdoc; I study quantum educational labs: what learning gains undergraduate students can achieve from working with quantum experiments in lab courses and how to make those as effective as possible; victoria.borish@colorado.edu**Oliver**, Kristin: Grad Student; rigorous assessment of experiential learning initiatives, particulary the Quantum Forge capstone course; kristin.oliver@colorado.edu

**Hassan**, Youssef: Grad Student; I work on developing optical lattice atomic clocks, with emphasis on controlling one of its important limiting systematic effects: the blackbody Stark shift; youssef.hassan@colorado.edu**Siegel**, Jacob: Grad Student

**Segura**, Enrique: Grad Student; I work in neutral-atoms based Quantum Information Science; enrique.segura@colorado.edu

**Thurtell**, Tyler: Grad Student; I work on the application of ideas and techniques from variational quantum algorithms and tensor networks to metrology; tthurtell@unm.edu

**Rege**, Amit: Grad Student; I work on the application of machine learning techniques in the detection of crosstalk for quantum computing systems; amit.rege@colorado.edu

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Caldwell**, Emily: Grad Student; I work on free-space time and frequency transfer using frequency comb lasers; emily.caldwell@colorado.edu

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email

**Hsu**, Ting-Wei: Grad Student; I work on cryogenic Rydberg atom tweezer array for high fidelity quantum computation and quantum simulation; tingwei.hsu@colorado.edu**Kiehl**, Chris: Grad Student**Menon**, Thanmay Sunil: Grad Student**Pampel**, Steven: Grad Student; I study the atomic to behavior of rubidium atoms using optical tweezers, with a focus on quantum state preparation/tomography of single atoms and collisional dynamics related to loading tweezers; steven.pampel@colorado.edu**Zhang**, Zhenpu: Grad Student

**Agarwal**, Sanaa: Grad Student**Chu**, Anjun: Grad Student; I work on the theory of quantum simulation and metrology in optical lattice clocks and cavity QED systems; anjun.chu@colorado.edu**Khan**, Muhammad: Postdoc**Mamaev**, Mikhail: Grad Student; Ultracold atomic physics in 3D optical lattice systems, entanglement generation, resonant dynamics; mikhail.mamaev@colorado.edu**Muleady**, Sean: Grad Student**Zhang**, Haoqing: Grad Student; I work on quantum simulation with cavity QED systems; hazh2686@colorado.edu

**Mathews**, Garrett

**Arakawa**, Jason: Postdoc

**Dudley**, Tiamike: Undergrad (University of New Mexico, co-advised with Prof. Jim Plusquellic); field programmable gate arrays, system-on-chip design; tiadud@unm.edu**Irtija**, Nafis: Grad Student (University of New Mexico, co-advised with Prof. Eirini Tsiropoulou); field programmable gate arrays, system-on-chip design; nafis@unm.edu

**Granmoe**, Austin: Grad Student; I am currently working on manufacturing tapered optical fibers that allow for high efficiency coupling to nanophotonic devices; austin.granmoe@colorado.edu**Hoang**, Da Thi: Grad Student

**Luo**, Chengyi: Grad Student; atomic squeezing, matterwave interferometry, cavity-QED, rubidium; chengyi.luo@colorado.edu**Niu**, Zhijing: Grad Student; superradiant laser, quantum-enhanced metrology, cavity-QED, ring cavity, strontium; zhijing.niu@colorado.edu**Song**, Eric Yilun: Grad Student; many-body simulatin, quantum-enhanced metrology, cavity-QED, strontium; yilun.song@colorado.edu**Young**, Dylan: Grad Student; many-body simulation, quantum-enhanced metrology, cavity-QED, strontium; dylan.young@colorado.edu

**Li**, Zeyang: Grad Student; I work on using the cavity QED method to generate entanglement on an ensemble of atoms with optical clock transition (Ytterbium) for an entanglement enhanced quantum metrology; zyli@mit.edu

**Aeppli**, Alexander: Grad Student**Dhruv**, Kedar: Grad Student; Building narrow linewidth lasers referenced to cryogenic silicon cavities; dhruvkedar@gmail.com**Hutson**, Ross: Grad Student**Miklos**, Maya: Grad Student**Robinson**, John: Postdoc**Yan**, Lingfeng: Grad Student

**Ostermann**, Stefan: Postdoc**Peter**, Jonah: Grad Student; I study collective effects within quantum emitters arrays with an emphasis on fundamental physics, sensing, and molecular based quantum technologies; jonahpeter@g.harvard.edu

- Name, Grad Student/Postdoc/Undergrad, Q-SEnSE Project Focus, email