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Marie Skłodowska-Curie (IF) Research Fellow, Quantum Technology
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)


Dr. Matthias Mergenthaler joined IBM Researh - Zurich in 2018 as a member of the Quantum Technology & Computing group. His research focus is on coherence, novel design and quantum information processing with superconducting circuits.

Prior to joining IBM, Matthias was at the Department of Materials & Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK, where he performed research for his PhD thesis entitled "Hybrid Circuit QED with Spin Ensembles and Carbon Nanotube-Based Superconducting Qubits". His main research interest there was the design, fabrication and execution of experiments on carbon nanotube quantum dot devices, superconducting microwave resonators interacting with spin-ensembles and electrostatically defined Josephson junction qubits based on carbon nanotubes.

Matthias holds an M.Sc. in Physics (with distinction) from Imperial College London, UK, for his experimental thesis research entitled “Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics — Towards cooperativity measurements and superscans of a microcavity” and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. He spent a semester as a visiting undergraduate student at Harvard University, USA.


Honors & Awards

Feb 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Jan 2015 ‑ Dec 2017  Klaus Murmann Doctorate Fellow of the Foundation of German Business (sdw)
German Program of Excellence
Oct 2016 ‑ Oct 2017 Leathersellers‘ Company Scholarship, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
Graduate Scholarship
Oct 2014 ‑ Oct 2017 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership
3-year studentship, University of Oxford, UK
Dec 2009 ‑ Sep 2013 Scholar of the Foundation of German Business (sdw)
German Program of Excellence
Jun 2009 Graduate Award of the German Physical Society
For Outstanding Achievements in the Subject Physics

Technical Areas