Chris Wilson
Principle Investigator


Christopher Wilson joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2012 as an a Associate Professor. He has a joint appointment with the Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
He received his BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996. There he performed undergraduate research on the role of nonlinear dynamics in the nervous system. He received his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2002. His dissertation focused on the development of single-photon spectrometers using superconducting tunnel junctions. He then worked at Yale as the W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow performing research on quantum computation and information processing using superconducting single-electronics. In 2004, he moved to Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, later becoming an Assistant Professor in 2007 and an Associate Professor in 2011. At the University of Waterloo, he plans to continue his work on quantum information, microwave quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamics.

Ibrahim Nsanzineza


Ibrahim Nsanzineza joined EQSL in march 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2005 he received his BSc in Physics and Chemistry with minor in science teaching from Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), where he afterward worked as a tutorial assistant in the department of physics. In 2008 he received his MSc diploma in mathematical sciences from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He then pursued his graduate studies in the US where he received his MSc (May 2010) and then Ph.D. (December 2015) in experimental condensed matter physics at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His MSc studies focused on quantum coherence and vortex dynamics in nanostructured superconductors. His PhD dissertation focused on vortices and nonequilibrium quasiparticles dynamics in superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators. At EQSL, Ibrahim works on circuit quantum electrodynamics and quantum thermodynamics.

Dmytro Dubyna

Dmytro Dubyna joined EQSL in December 2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and since December 2021 he holds the position of Research Associate. He graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine) with BSc (2004) and MSc (2006) in Electronic Engineering. In 2014 Dmytro received his PhD in Superconductivity from the G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics (Ukraine) where he studied nonequilibrium superconductivity and proximity effect in superconducting tunnel junctions. From 2015 to 2019 Dr. Dubyna was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Quantum Device Laboratory at the National Chung Hsing University (ROC) where he explored quantum electrodynamics in superconducting devices. At EQSL, Dmytro works on analog quantum simulators based on superconducting parametric cavities.  

Jamal Busnaina
PhD student

Cindy Yang
PhD student

Guangyu Peng
PhD student

Guangyu Peng obtained his B.Eng. at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China (2020), majoring in Microwave and Millimeter Wave System and Device Technology, where his research focused on microwave components design based on water-based metamaterials. Then he obtained his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Yale University “zoom campus” in 2021, focusing on the superconducting kinetic inductance resonator design. After a short research assistant position at the University of Electronic Science and Technology working on optomechanical crystals, he joined EQSL in Jan 2022. Here he devoted himself to the superconducting qubits and circuit QED.

Ben Jarvis-Frain
Masters student

Ben joined the EQSL in 2022 as a Masters student in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Ben began attendance at McMaster University in 2017 in the Engineering Physics program where he studied fundamental physics and engineering principles with a focus on photonics and nanotechnology. In 2019 he performed research on the design and characterization of on-chip silicon-photonic waveguide devices, and from 2020 to 2021 he completed a 16-month co-op at L3 Harris Wescam on the Electro-Optical Engineering Design team. He received his B.Eng. in 2022 and has since been researching microwave circuits and superconducting quantum electronics with the EQSL. Ben’s interests include quantum simulation and superconducting hardware for quantum information processing. Outside of research Ben enjoys hiking as well as playing and listening to classical piano.

EQSL alumni

Luyao Wang (Masters student)
Vadiraj A M (PhD student)
Jimmy Hung (Masters student)
Huichen Sun (Masters student)
Sandbo Chang (Masters and PhD student & postdoctoral researcher)
Wenfang Li (Postdoctoral researcher)
Karthik Sampath Kumar (Postdoctoral researcher)
Pol Forn Diaz (Postdoctoral researcher)
Helen Percival (Masters student)
Chris Warren (Masters student)
Andrew Hardy (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Gaurav Bhole (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Ron Belyansky (Undergraduate Research Assistant)