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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Research Associate

Erhan Saglamyurek

I started my career in quantum technologies in 2005 with a technical-assistant position in Prof. Anton Zeilinger’s group at the University of Vienna. From 2007 to 2013, I completed my PhD studies at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Tittel with specialization on solid-state quantum memories for long-distance quantum communication. I stayed in this group for additional 2.5 years as a postdoc, focussing on telecom-wavelength light-matter interfaces for fiber-based quantum networks. In 2015, I joined the ultracold quantum gases laboratory led by Prof. Lindsay LeBlanc at the University of Alberta, and performed quantum optics experiments with cold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates. Since 2020 I am a research associate at both the University of Calgary and University of Alberta. In Prof. Shabir Barzanjeh’s group, I contribute to experimental research on quantum imaging & sensing as well as interfacing rare-earth-ion doped solids with superconducting quantum devices.

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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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Research Assistant

Taras Hrushevskyi

I received my MSc degree in Physics from the University of Alberta under supervision of Dr. Lindsay Leblanc in 2017. My Master’s project was focused on building an apparatus for Bose-Einstein condensate production. After graduation I stayed in the Ultracold quantum gases laboratory in the University of Alberta as Research Assistant. During my work I participated in ultracold quantum gases and atomic quantum memories projects. In June 2021 I joined Dr. Barzanjeh’s team as Research Assistant.  My main project here is an experimental implementation of quantum optical coherence tomography.

mail: taras.hrushevskyi@ucalgary.ca

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Visiting Student

Sepideh Ahmadi

I am a PhD student at the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) under the supervision of Dr. Vahid Salari. I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Physics from IUT and M.Sc. degree in Condensed Matter Physics from University of Isfahan, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. My research interest includes quantum optics and I am currently involved in quantum optical coherence tomography. I have joined Dr. Barzanjeh’s research group in July 2021 as a visiting student and my current research focuses on Quantum Imaging.

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Master Students

Mayte Y. Li Gomez

I am a master’s student (MSc in Science-Physics) at the University of Calgary, interested in studying the applications of quantum mechanics in biology, computing, and information. I received my BSc in 2019 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I did a doble major in Physics and Applied Mathematics. After graduating, I did research (2019-2021) in the experimental quantum optics lab at the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares UNAM (ICN-UNAM) in Mexico, where I investigated the effects of temporal correlations in entangled two-photon absorption. I joined Dr. Barzanjeh’s research team during summer of 2021 and will be working on my research on quantum optical coherence tomography, among other quantum imaging and sensing projects.

I am a strong advocate for equity and diversity in STEM, and when not in the lab, you can find me reading a book or having long walks through one of the many parks in Calgary

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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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Abdul Mohamed

I was awarded my bachelor’s degree in physics with honours from Brandon University in 2019. My thesis research involved using data collected of our Milky Way Galaxy by the Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope H1 survey. I took data from the survey and developed code to calculate rotation curves and the approximate mass of the inner section of the Milky Way Galaxy. During the summer I worked on studying the effects of Plasma Lensing on EM waves. I have joined Dr. Barzanjeh’s research group in September 2021. I will be working on research that include Quantum transducer, and optomechanics.

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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.