Principal Investigators

Prof. William D. Oliver
Room 13-TBD
E-mail: william.oliver (at)
Phone: 617-253-4699
William D. Oliver received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Japanese from the University of Rochester in 1995, his M.S. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a physics minor from Stanford University in 2003. At Stanford, Will focused on topics related to quantum noise, quantum optics, and the generation and detection of electron entanglement in low-dimensional nanostructures. In 2003, Will rejoined the MIT community as a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and as a visiting scientist at the MIT campus in the group led by Professor Terry P. Orlando. His current research interests include the study of quantum noise, quantum entanglement, mesoscopic transport, and the fabrication and testing of superconductive flux qubits.


Dr. Simon Gustavsson
Room 13-3010
E-mail: simongus (at)
Phone: (617) 258-0629
Simon Gustavsson received his M.Sc. 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 now a Research Scientist at MIT, working with dynamical decoupling-techniques to improve quantum coherence in superconducting qubits.


people_orlandoProf. Terry P. Orlando
Room 13-3006
E-mail: orlando (at)
Phone: (617) 253-5888
Terry P. Orlando received his B.S. in Physics summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 1976 and 1981 respectively. Since 1981 he has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the principal investigator on a multi-university, multi-disciplinary program that is focused on using superconducting circuits for quantum computation. His other main research interest is the study of non-linear dynamical systems in the crossover regime from classical to quantum behavior. He is the coauthor of the textbook, Foundations of Applied Superconductivity, and the textbook Applied Quantum and Statistical Mechanics. Since July 2001, he and his wife Ann have become resident-faculty housemasters at Ashdown House, the second oldest graduate living group in the United States.

Research and Visiting Scientists

people_genericDr. Layla Hormozi
Room 13-3014
E-mail: lhormozi (at)
Phone: (617) 253-6854



Dr. Fei Yan
Room 13-3014
E-mail: fyan (at)
Phone: (617) 253-6854




Dr. Archana Kamal
Room 13-3018
E-mail: akamal (at)
Phone: (617) 253-4699




Dr. Jeffrey Grover
Room 13-3022
E-mail: jagrover (at)
Phone: (617) 253-4213