Team

Group Leader

Shabir Barzanjeh
Assistant Professor

My research goals are directed towards both experimental and theoretical studying the dynamics and interactions of nanofabricated electrical, mechanical and photonic quantum circuits. With a strong background in the field of superconducting circuit QED obtained in the group of David DiVincenzo at RWTH Aachen, I received Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship to work as a postdoctoral fellow at Johannes Fink’s group to experimentally develop integrated electro- and optomechanical devices as well as superconducting circuits that operate in the quantum regime. My pioneering scientific research in proposing the novel microwave-optical photon conversion based on mechanical resonator has opened a new method for coherently converting optical photons to microwave photons and consequently implementing microwave-optical quantum teleportation. I was one of the first to develop the notion of quantum radar (sensor) and proposed the prototype microwave quantum illumination (sensor).

Email: Shabir.Barzanjeh@ucalgary.ca

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PostDocs

Trong Ngo

Trong Ngo received Taiwan International Graduated Fellowship to obtain his PhD degree from the National Tsinghua University (Taiwan) under the supervision of Prof. Yia Chung Chang . His thesis mainly focused on Whispering Gallery Mode behaviours in ZnO-based microresonators using experimental and theoretical methods. Prior to joining our lab, he worked with Prof. V. Van (University of Alberta) for doing research in silicon photonic devices. His research involved design and nanofabricating prototype for different photonic integrated circuits in the lab. He has strong background in material synthesizing, device fabrication as well as theoretical modeling. His main research currently dedicates to the fabrication of quantum transducers and other electro- opto- mechanical devices.

Email: huynhbuutrong.ngo@ucalgary.ca

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Master Students

Armin Tabesh

I have been awarded a bachelor’s degree in physics, condensed matter, from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, in Sept. 2019. My main interests during the undergraduate studies were numerical simulations in quantum mechanics and solid-state physics, the fundamentals of quantum computing, and in the last year of my program, quantum optics. I have joined Dr. Barzanjeh’s research group in January 2021, and my main research topic is Microwave-Optical photon conversion, superconducting circuits and hybrid quantum systems.

Email: armin.tabesh@ucalgary.ca

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Tyler Zegray

I completed an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Waterloo in winter of 2021. My main focus was studying the basis of quantum theory, quantum information, and researching the plasmonics of the 2D nanomaterial phosphorene. Currently I am working with NTT Research on the in-development field of many body quantum optics. My research involves theoretical modeling of platforms for realizing the fractional quantum Hall effect in light. The purpose is to study the physics of the 2D quasiparticles known as Anyons. I will be joining Dr. Barzanjeh’s group at the University of Calgary in fall of 2021

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Julian Palandri

My name isJulian Palandri and I am a graduate from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. I completed a Bachelor of Science Honours in Physics with a co-op designation on September 2020. My undergraduate thesis involved creating a two dimensional energy balance model to study planetary atmosphere. During my time in undergrad, my research interests also included topics related to medical, nuclear, and quantum physics. I will be joining Dr. Barzanjeh’s group in September 2021 to pursue a master’s degree; my research topic is studying quantum sensing and imaging to further the investigation and implementation of quantum optical coherence tomography.