Simon Gustavsson received his M.S. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Laboratory for Solid State Physics at ETH in Zurich in 2008. At ETH, he developed time-resolved charge detection techniques for investigating single-electron tunneling in semiconductor quantum dots. Simon used the methods to measure counting statistics of electron transport, to investigate single-particle interference and to look at the noise properties of quantum point contacts.
Simon is a Principal Research Scientist in the Engineering Quantum Systems group at MIT. His work involves designing, analyzing and testing superconducting qubits and quantum-limited amplifiers, and implementing dynamical decoupling-techniques to improve quantum coherence in superconducting circuits.