Dr. Patrick Harvey-Collard is a Research Staff Member in the Quantum Technology group at IBM Research Europe – Zurich. His research focusses on quantum computing with spins in solid-state devices. He is passionate about developing a scalable spin-qubit architecture, circuit quantum electrodynamics with spins, and semiconductor device fabrication.
P. Harvey-Collard did his doctoral research at Sandia National Labs (2013-2018) and holds a Ph.D. from Université de Sherbrooke. He is known for his demonstration of coherent coupling between a single donor and a quantum dot, for his studies of spin-orbit interaction in silicon MOS nanodevices, and his high-fidelity spin readout.
Prior to joining IBM, P. Harvey-Collard was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Prof. Lieven Vandersypen at QuTech (Delft, 2018-2021). There, he worked on combining technologies from circuit quantum electrodynamics and silicon spin qubits, with the goal to find new opportunities to advance both fields. He demonstrated coherent hybridization of two spins via virtual microwave photons, and photon-number-resolved spin dispersive shifts.
For his M.Sc. degree at Université de Sherbrooke, P. Harvey-Collard developed a novel approach to tunnel field effect transistor fabrication using chemical/mechanical polishing.