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Former Group Members


Postdoctoral fellows:
Name Affiliation [and background] Afterwards...
Seth Aubin Postdoctoral fellow, Sept 2003-Sept 2006
[Ph.D. Stoney Brook, Orozco gp]
07-12: Asst. Professor, Dept of Physics, College of William & Mary
13-: Assoc. Professor, Dept of Physics, College of William & Mary
Scott Beattie Postdoctoral fellow, Oct 2012-March 2014
[Ph.D. York, Kumarakrishnan gp]
10-12: Postdoc, Hadzibabic gp, Cambridge
14-: Scientific Staff, NRC
David McKay Postdoctoral fellow, fall 2012
[Ph.D 2012 UI Urbana-Champaign (DeMarco gp)]
13-14: Postdoc U. Chicago, Schuster gp (Superconducting Qubits)
15-: Research Staff Member, IBM Yorktown Heights
Jason McKeever Postdoctoral fellow, Feb 2007-Dec 2009
[Ph.D. Caltech, Kimble gp]
04-07: Marie Curie fellow, ENS Paris
10-14: Senior Scientist, Entanglement Technologies (Palo Alto)
14-15: System Specialist, Xiphos Technologies (Montreal)
16-: Systems Lead, GHGSat, Inc. (Montreal)
Stefan Myrskog Postdoctoral fellow, Jan 2004-Apr 2006
[Ph.D. Toronto, Steinberg gp]
06-08: Research Associate, UofT ECE (gp of Peter Smith & Ted Sargent)
08-10: Lead Photovoltaic Scientist, Morgan Solar (Toronto)
10-: Director of Science, Morgan Solar
Karl Pilch Postdoctoral fellow, Mar-Nov 2009
[Ph.D. Innsbruck, Grimm gp]
10-: Senior Engineer, Infineon Technologies Austria (Villach)
Thorsten Schumm Postdoctoral fellow, May-July 2006
[Ph.D. Heidelberg, Aspect/Schmiedmayer]
06-10: Assistant Professor, TU Wien, Austria
10-: Group leader, Thorium Group, Atom Institute
Stefan Trotzky Postdoctoral fellow, 2012-2017
[graduate work at Mainz+Munich, with I. Bloch]
17-: Senior Optical Engineer, Metamaterials Technologies Inc. (Halifax)

Graduate students:
Name Degrees, fellowships [and background] Afterwards...

Alma Bardon

Ph.D. 2014
NSERC CGS Fellow 2006-10
Walter C. Sumner Fellowship 2008-9
[B.Sc. Physics 2006 Mt. Allison]
14-15: Medical biophysics (Graham gp)
Sunnybrook Research Institute
15-17: Photovoltaic Scientist, Morgan Solar
17-: Senior Optical Engineer, Metamaterials Technologies Inc.(Halifax)

Nathan Cheng

M.Sc. 2012
NSERC CGS fellowship 2010-11
[B.Sc. Eng Phys 2010 McMaster University]
13-14: backpacking & e-commerce (Thailand; China, ...)
15-: Instructor (Guangzhou)
Hai-Jun Cho M.Sc. 2010
[B.Sc. 2009 Queen's University]
10-11: Ph.D. candidate in the Burch group
12-: Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science Engineering (Erb gp.)
Ryan Day M.Sc. 2014
[B.Sc. 2013 U. Toronto]

14-15: Research Assistant, Dept Physics, Dalhousie Univeristy (Dahn gp.)
15-: Ph.D. candidate, UBC Physics (Damascelli gp.)

Graham Edge Ph.D. 2016
NSERC CGS Fellow 2010-11, 2012-15
OGS fellowship 2011-12, 2015-16
[B.Sc. 2010 Queen's University]

16: Postdoc with Vutha group at U of T
17: Data scientist, JW Player (New York)

Marcius Extavour Ph.D. 2009; M.Sc. 2004
OGS fellowship 2004-08
[B.A.Sc. 2003 UofT EngSci]
09-10: Analyst, Ontario Power Generation
10-11: Arthur H. Guenther Congressional science policy fellow
10-12: Canadian Science Policy Centre
12: Council of Canadian Academies: Science Policy Consultant
12-14: Director of Corporate Partnerships, University of Toronto
15-: Technical Director of Carbon XPRIZE Operations
Daniel Fine M.Sc. 2013
NSERC CGS-M fellow 2012-13
[B.Sc. Eng Phys 2010 Queen's University]

13-14: chef de cuisine, Edinburgh Scottland
15-: Inventing Quantum Cuisine in Toronto

Carolyn Kierans M.Sc. 2012
NSERC CGS-M fellowship 2011-12
[B.A. 2011 Simon Fraser University]
12-: Doctoral student, U. Cal. Berkeley (Astrophysics)
14-17: NSERC PGSD Fellow
Dylan Jervis Ph.D. 2014, M.Sc. 2007
[B.Sc. 2006 McGill]
14-16: Aerodyne Research, Inc.
17-: Systems Specialist, GHGSat, Inc. (Montreal)
Lindsay LeBlanc Ph.D. 2010; M.Sc. 2005
NSERC CGS fellow 2004-08
[B.Sc. 2003 University of Alberta]
10: DAMPhi Thesis prize winner
10-13: postdoc with Ian Spielman and Bill Phillips at NIST/JQI
11-13: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
13-: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Dept of Physics
14-: Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Gases for Quantum Simulation
15-: Fellow, CIFAR Quantum Materials Program
Chris Luciuk Ph.D. 2017; M.Sc. 2013
[B.Sc. Physics 2012 UBC]
 
Amir Mazouchi M.Sc. 2007
[B.Sc. EE 2005; M.Sc. Physics 2006 Sharif U.]
07-13: PhD Physics, Gradinaru group, UTM biophysics
14-: Postdoc, Milstein gp, UTM biophysics
Dave McKay Ph.D 2012 UI Urbana-Champaign (DeMarco gp)
NSERC PGS fellow 2006-10
12: Postdoc in our group
13-14: Postdoc U. Chicago, Schuster gp (Superconducting Qubits)
15-: Research Staff Member, IBM Yorktown Heights
Daniel Nino M.Sc. 2015
[B.Sc. (2014) UTM]
15-: Ph.D., Milstein gp
Michael Sprague M.Sc. 2010
[B.Sc. 2009 Queen's University]
10-14: Ph.D. in the Walmsley gp, Oxford University
14-: Systems Engineer and Physicst, Profound Medical Inc (Toronto)

Undergraduates students:
Name Affiliation Afterwards...
Boris Braverman Undergraduate thesis, 2010-11 B.Sc. 2011, UofT physics.
11-: Ph.D. program, MIT (Vuletic gp)
David Burns NSERC USRA, summer 2006 B.Sc. 2007, Queen's University
07-09: Atomic Energy of Canada
09-12: M.D., McMaster U. School of Medicine
12-: Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toronto
Will Cairncross NSERC USRA, summer 2011 & 2013 B.Sc. 2013, Queen's University
13-: Ph.D. candidate, U.C. Boulder, Cornell/Ye gp
Barbara Cieslak B.A.Sc. Thesis 2005, UofT EngSci
Technical support, 2005-6
08-: Multimedia Developer, Splashworks (Toronto)
Asya Danilova Developer, UCAN web site, 2005-10 05-10: Research Assistant, Miller Gp (Toronto)
10-14: Analyst, BMO Financial Group (Toronto)
15-: Senior Data Scientist, car2go | moovel GmbH (Stuttgart)
Ryan Day NSERC USRA, summer 2013 13-14: MSc. in our group
14-15: Research Assistant, Dept Physics, Dalhousie Univeristy (Dahn gp.)
15-: Ph.D. candidate, UBC Physics (Damascelli gp.)
Vincent Kan Undergraduate project, 2006-7
B.Sc. 2008, UofT
08-: Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Virginia, Dept. of Chemistry
Ian Kivlichan NSERC USRA, summer 2012 B.Sc. Physics 2014, UofT
14-: Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University (Aspuru-Guzik gp.)
Ian Leroux Senior Thesis 2004-5

B.A.Sc. 2005, UofT EngSci
05-11: Ph.D., MIT (Vuletic gp).
06-10: NSERC PSG fellow.
11-13: Postdoc, Drewsen gp (Aarhus, Denmark)
13-: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
14-16: Humboldt Fellow (Schmidt gp.)
16-: Research Associate, National Research Council Canada

Dave McKay NSERC USRA, summer 2004 & 2005
Senior Thesis 2005-6
B.A.Sc. 2006, UofT EngSci
06-12: Ph.D physics, UI Urbana-Champaign (DeMarco gp)
06-10: NSERC PSG fellow
13-14: Postdoc U. Chicago, Schuster gp (Superconducting Qubits)
15-: Research Staff Member, IBM Yorktown Heights
Ryan McKenzie NSERC USRA, summer 2004
B.Sc. 2005 in Physics, UBC
08-16: Ph.D, UBC physics (Stamp gp)
Alex Piggott NSERC USRA, summer 2010
B.A.Sc 2012, UofT EngSci
12-: Ph.D. candidate, Stanford ECE (Vuvkovic gp)
Gabriello Presenza NSERC USRA, summer 2009

09-11: Ph.D. candidate, UofT physics (Miller gp.) NSERC CSG fellow.
11-13: Magician, Mentalist and Hypnotist
14-15: MBA, Queen's University
15-: EventMobi (Toronto)

Chenge (Amy) Qu Undergraduate project, spring 2012
NSERC USRA, summer 2012
B.Sc. Physics 2014, UofT
14-15: M.Sc., Physics, Columbia University
15-: Ph.D. candidate,UBC Physics (Damascelli gp.)
Kirby Schiemann Undergraduate project, spring 2011
B.Sc. candidate, UofT
Phil Scrutton NSERC USRA summer 2003;
Research Assistant, 9/03 to 2/04
M.A.Sc. 2007, ECE dept, UofT
07-09: Millenium Research Group
09-: Director, Consumer Insight, BrandSpark International (Toronto)
Dave Shirokoff NSERC USRA, summer 2005 B.A.Sc. 2006, UofT EngSci
06-11: Ph.D. Applied Math, MIT
11-14: Postdoc, McGill Applied Math (Nave gp & Choksi gp)
15-: Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark)
Brian Shuve NSERC USRA, summer 2006.
Senior Thesis 2006-7
(winning the Centennial Thesis award!)
B.A.Sc. 2007, UofT EngSci
07-12: Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University (Randall gp)
12-14: Postdoc, Perimeter Institute and Institute for Particle Physics
15-16: Postdoc, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
16-: Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College (Claremont)
Iliya Sigal Research assistant, summer 2007 B.A.Sc. 2008, UofT EngSci
08-10: M.A.Sc, UofT ECE Dept, Aitchison gp.
10-12: Consultant, Deloitte (Toronto)
12-14: Ph.D., biophotonics, UofT
14-16: VP Product Development, Enceladus Imagaing Inc. (Toronto)
16-: Senior Optical Design Engineer, ASML (Veldhoven)
Swati Singh NSERC USRA, summer 2003.
Senior thesis, 2003-4, McMaster University
B.Sc. Physics 2004, McMaster University
04-07: M.Sc Physics UBC, (Madison gp)
08-12: Ph.D. Physics, Univ. of Arizona (Meystre gp)
12-15: ITAMP Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University
16-: Assistant Professor of Physics, Williams College (Williamstown VA)
John Simpson NSERC USRA, summer 2009. B.Sc. 2010, Queen's University
10-: PhD candidate Mech Eng, UCSB
10-14: NSERC PSG fellow
15-: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Julie Sutton NSERC USRA, summer 2008.
Senior Thesis, 2008-9.
B.A.Sc. 2009, UofT EngSci
09-16: Ph.D. candidate, Pollack gp, Cornell University
16-: Postdoctoral fellow, Biological Engineering, MIT
Tout Wang NSERC USRA, summer 2008. 08-14: Ph.D. physics, Harvard University (Ketterle gp, MIT)
15-: M Squared Lasers (Boston)
Michael Yee NSERC USRA, summer 2007.
NSERC USRA Chair's Scholar, 2008.
Senior Thesis 2008-9.
B.A.Sc. 2009, UofT EngSci.
09-14: Ph.D., Harvard University (Hoffman gp)
09-12: NSERC PSG fellow
14-: McKinsey & Company (Toronto)
Hyun Youk NSERC USRA, summer 2003.

M.Sc. 2006, Johns Hopkins U
06-10: Ph.D. (Bio)Physics, MIT (van Oudenaarden gp)
10-11: Postdoc, MIT (van Oudenaarden gp)
12-14: Postdoc, UCSF (Lim gp)
15-: Assistant Professor of Physics & Quantitative Biology, Delft University


Visitors and exchange students:
Name Affiliation Afterwards...
Fabian Böttcher Ph.D. student, visiting form U. Stuttgart, Winter 2016 15: M.Sc. Physics, U. Stuttgart
16-: Ph.D. candidate, University of Stuttgart (Pfau gp)
Tristan Gautie Research internship (as part of the Ecole Polytechnique
'Polytechnicien Engineer' program) Summer 2017
Diplome d'Ingénieur (2018 expected)
Michael Häffner Exchange student from U. Würzburg
Spring 2005
Dipl.-Phys. 2006, U Würzburg
06-10: Ph.D. physics, Tübingen (Kurn gp)
10-: Patent Law, Kohler Schmid & Möbus (Reutlingen, Germany)
Simon Heun Research Internship 2012 Dipl.-Phys. 2013, U. Kaiserslautern
14-: Consultant, PTA Hamburg
Thomas Maier Visiting graduate student, Fall 2012 Ph.D. candidate, University of Stuttgart (Pfau gp)
Josefine Metzkes Visiting graduate student, 2008 from
Martin Luther U. Halle-Wittenberg
08-09: Diploma physics.
10-: Ph.D. candidate, Schramm gp, FZD Dresden-Rossendorf.
Tilman Pfau Senior sabbatical visitor, Spring 2010 Head of 5.Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart
Matthias Scholl Visiting graudate student, 2009-10 Dipl.-Phys. 2011 U. Kaiserslautern (Diplomarbeit Ott gp)
11-15: Doctoral student, Gerbier gp, ENS Paris
15-: Engineer, Faro Technologies Inc. (Stuttgart)
Micha Strauß Exchange student from U. Würzburg
Spring 2004
Dipl.-Phys. 2006, U Würzburg;
06-: Ph.D. candidate, U. Würzburg
Felix Stubenrauch postgraduate research internship, 2010

10: Dipl.-Phys. U. Kaiserslautern (Ott gp)
11-12: M.Sc. Applied Physics, U. Kaiserslautern
13: Capgemini Consulting
14-15: M.B.A., Rotman School (UofT)
16-: The Boston Consulting Group

Matthias Wenzel M.Sc. student, visiting from U. Suttgart, Fall 2013 14: M.Sc. Physics, U. Stuttgart
14-: Ph.D. candidate, University of Stuttgart (Pfau gp)
Christian Veit M.Sc. student, visiting from U. Suttgart, Fall 2013 14: M.Sc. Physics, U. Stuttgart
14-: Ph.D. candidate, University of Stuttgart (Pfau gp)
GaŽl Varoquaux Visiting graduate student, 2006
Ph.D. 2007 Physics, U Paris-Sud Orsay (Bouyer/Aspect pg)
08-10: postdoc INRIA parietal group
10-11: postdoc INSERM
12-: Permanent researcher, INRIA Saclay (Thirion gp)
Nicolas Zuber M.Sc. student, visiting from U. Suttgart, Fall 2014 15-: M.Sc. candidate, University of Stuttgart (Pfau gp)