Dr. Andreas Fuhrer is a Research Staff Member in the Quantum Technology group at IBM Research - Zurich. His research interests lie in quantum computing with superconducting qubits, semiconductor spintronics and SPM based device fabrication techniques.
He holds a PhD in Physics from ETH Zurich for his thesis entitled "Phase Coherence, Orbital and Spin States in Quantum Rings," which he completed 2003 in the Laboratory for Solid State Physics in the group of Prof. Klaus Ensslin.
Andreas Fuhrer was awarded an ETH medal in 2003 and an IBM Prize in solid state physics by the Swiss Physical Society in 2004.
Before joining IBM Research in 2008, he was a "UNSW Vice Chancellor's/ NewSouth Global" fellow at the School of Physics at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, as a post-doc in the group of Prof. Simmons. There he investigated phosphorus donor nanostructures in silicon fabricated by scanning tunneling microscopy and hydrogen resist lithography. Projects included the realization of in-plane gated donor quantum dots and development of overgrowth techniques for atomically precise dopant placement in three dimensions.
Prior to that, Andreas Fuhrer was a post-doc at Lund University, Sweden, in the group of Prof. Samuelson, working on quantum dot systems in InAs/InP nanowires heterostructures and gated nanowire devices.