Welcome to my website! I am a postdoctoral researcher working at the Freie Universität Berlin. My research focuses on quantum error correction for quantum computation.
Current: Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing, Freie Universität Berlin
2018-2021 Research Associate in Quantum Error Correction, Sheffield University
2015-2018: PhD Quantum Computing, Durham University
2013-2014: Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
2011-2015: MPhys Physics, Manchester University
2010-2011: Year in Industry, Shell Global Solutions
Quantum computers promise to be vastly more powerful than the current generation of computers. However, there are many problems to be overcome if they are ever to become a reality. One of the principal hurdles is that quantum bits (qubits) are typically realised through fragile quantum systems such as single ions, photons or superconducting circuits. These systems are extremely difficult to control and are therefore susceptible to error. My research focuses on developing quantum error protocols designed to mitigate the effects of these errors.
After leaving school, I spent a year working in the Analytical Technology group at Shell Research near Chester as part of the Year in Industry programme. Most of my time at Shell was spent operating electron microscopes for a range of clients, including - amongst others - the Ferarri Formula 1 team.
Following my year in industry I began a physics degree at the University of Manchester. This included a year abroad in sunnier climes at The University of California at Santa Barbara where I developed my interest in quantum technologies. On my return to Manchester I completed a Master's project studying open quantum systems under the supervision of Ahsan Nazir.
In 2015 I began a PhD in Quantum Computing at Durham University under the supervision of Viv Kendon, Dom Horsman and Nicholas Chancellor. My research focused on developing a new approach for the study of quantum error correction codes called the Coherent Parity Check (CPC) framework.
I now work in the Eisert Group at the Free University Berlin.