Group Leader

Hugo Zbinden

Wolfgang Tittel

Wolfgang.Tittel@unige.ch

Phone: +41 22 379 64 52

 

Professor Wolfgang Tittel received his PhD from the University of Geneva in 2000, joined the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary in 2006 as associate professor and industrial research Chair, and became full professor in 2013. In 2018 he accepted a position at QuTech at the Delft University of Technology and, since January 2023, he is a professor and Chair affiliated both with the University of Geneva and Constructor University.

Dr. Tittel has engaged in groundbreaking research in quantum communication from the early stages on. His work stretches across atomic and optical physics and has raised appreciation that quantum communication is not restricted to controlled laboratory settings. For instance, the “plug&play” QKD system, which he co-developed as a PhD student, was subsequently commercialized by idQuantique; and the American Physical Society selected the distribution of entangled photons over ten kilometers of deployed fibres (which he also did as a PhD student) in their review “A century of physics” to be a “Highlight 1997”, and the first field demonstration of “Measurement-Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution” (performed as a Professor at the University of Calgary) to belong to the most important achievements in 2013. Moreover, his 2011 paper on the storage of members from entangled photon pairs in a rare-earth-doped crystal, and the 2016 demonstration of quantum teleportation across a metropolitan fibre network (both performed as a Professor) received media coverage all over the world. His current research interests include the interaction between photons and rare-earth crystals—including for optical quantum memory, sources of quantum light as well as quantum information processing—, nano-photonics, quantum repeaters and quantum networks.

Dr. Tittel’s work has been cited more than 26,800 times (as of Mai 2023). He has helped steering institutes at the Universities of Calgary and Delft, was a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and has been a founding member of the international QCRYPT conference, the workshop for quantum repeaters and networks WQRN, and the IOPscience journal “Quantum Science and Technology”. Since January 2023 he is a member of the Swiss Quantum Comission.


Post-Docs and senior research fellows

Tiff Brydges

Patrick Remy

Patrick.Remy@unige.ch

Phone: 



PhD Students

Patrik Caspar

Javier Carrasco

Javier.Carrascoavila@unige.ch

Phone:  

Emanuele Urbinati (co-supervised with S. Gröblacher at TUDelft)

E.Urbinati@tudelft.nl

Phone: 

Archi Gupta

Archi.Gupta@unige.ch

Phone:  


Masters Students


Technicians

Claudio Barreiro

David Cabrerizo

Electronic Engineer

David.Cabrerizo@unige.ch

Phone: +41 22 379 05 09


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Alumni

Erell Laot

Internship student

Antariksha Das

PhD student

Tanmoy Chakraborty

Post-doc

Sara Marzban

Post-doc

Nir Alfasi

Post-doc

Jacob Davidson

MSc & PhD student

Mohsen Falamarzi Askarani

PhD student

Gustavo Amaral

Post-Doc

Elsie Loukiantchenko

MSc student

Oriol Pietx-Casas

MSc student

Dorian Oser

Post-Doc

Hridya Mepully Sasidharan

Phd student

Maria Gieysztor

visiting PhD student

Jorge Marques

MSc student

Prathwiraj Umesh

MSc student

Joshua Slater

MSc & PhD student, Post-doc

Peng-Cheng Wang

MSc student

Jarn de Jong

Software engineer

Remon Berrevoets

Engineer

Alaard Tonkens

BSc student

Thomas Middelburg

Internship student

Andreas Krogen

PhD student

Marcel.li Grimau

PhD Student 

Thomas Lutz

PhD student

Venkata Ramana Raju Valivarthi

PhD student

Caleb John

BSc student and visiting researcher

Zhou Qiang

Post-doc

Lucile Veissier

Post-doc

Lambert Giner

Post-doc

Kim Owen

BSc student

Neil Sinclair

MSc student, PhD student & Post-doc

Erhan Saglamyurek

PhD student & Post-doc

Pascal Lefebvre

PhD student

Chetan Deshmuh

MSc student

Gabriel Aguilar

Post-Doc

Jeongwan Jin

PhD

Morgan Hedges

Post-doc

Daniel Oblak

Post-Doc and senir Researcher

Yang Tan

Post-Doc

Allison Rubenok

MSc student

Hassan Mallazadeh

MSc student

Terence Stuart

MSc student

Daniel Korchinski

High-school student

Chris Healey

MSc student

Chris Dascollas

BSc student

Cooper Duffin

BSc student

John Nguyen

BSc student

Keenan Royce

BSc student

Michael Lamont

Post-Doc

Jeongwan Jin

PhD student

Randy Squires

BSc student

Vladimir Kiselyov

Electronics engineer

Félix Bussières

PhD student

Xiaofan Mo

Post-Doc

Itzel Lucio Martinez

MSc & PhD student

Philip Chan

PhD student

Ahdiyeh Delfan

MSc student

Cecilia La Mela

Post-Doc