3rd Quantum Engineering Day

on the June 6, 2019

June 6th 2019
From 10.30am to 6pm
Quantum Engineering Grenoble has the ambition to foster an ecosystem for quantum technologies that will connect various areas of knowledge and human activity, from quantum physics to computer sciences and humanities, from blue sky research to innovation and industry. Our goal is to build on the most counter-intuitive aspects of quantum physics to create existence and develop new technologies. Our third Quantum Engineering Day will provide an overview on our targeted goals and recent achievements at the quantum physics/philosophy, quantum physics/computer science and academy/industry interface.

Lunch highlights:

  • Poster session dedicated to Grenoble quantum engineering PhD students.

Program & presentations

10:30am - 12:30pm Chairman: Cyril Branciard

Quantum Software
10:30 - 11:00 by Hui Khoon Ng, Assistant Professor - Center for Quantum Technologies, Yale National University of Singapore
11:00 - 11:30 by Cyril Allouche, Head of the Atos Quantum R&D Program - Atos

Quantum Foundations

11:30 - 12:10 by Vincent Lam, Chaire of Excellence of QuENG, SNSF Assistant Professor - University of Bern
12:10 - 12:30 by Laurie Letertre, Chaire of Excellence of QuENG, PhD student - Univ. Grenoble Alpes
12:30pm - 2:45pm Lunch & Posters
2:45pm - 4pm Innovation
Chairman: Thierry Chanelière

2:45 - 3:10 by Ségolène Olivier, R&D project leader - Leti/DOPT - Cea-Grenoble
3:10 - 3:35 by Félix Bussières, R&D Manager - ID Quantique (Switzerland)
3:35 - 4:00 by Alexander Stark, Co-founder of Qnami (Switzerland)
4pm - 4:30pm
Coffee break
4:30pm - 6pm
Quantum hardware
Chairwoman: Maud Vinet

4:30 - 5:10 by Romain Maurand - INAC - Cea-Grenoble, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
5:10 - 5:35 by Christopher Bäuerle, CNRS Researcher - Institut Néel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
5:35 - 6:00 by Olivier Buisson, CNRS Researcher - Institut Néel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes  

Main speakers:

Cyril-AlloucheCyril Allouche
Head of the Atos Quantum R&D Program - Atos

Cyril owns an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Paris Sud. He has been in charge of Research and Innovation within Bull then Atos for 5 years. He has been leading Atos' Quantum R&D program since its beginning, late 2015. He is an industrial member of the High Level Steering Comittee for Quantum Technologies of the European Commission. Prior to joining Atos, Cyril held several Research and Development positions in artificial intelligence, medical imaging, biometrics, advanced software design, at Philips, General Electric and Thales research labs. Cyril is the inventor of 10 patents.
Christopher BäuerleChristopher Bäuerle
CNRS Researcher - Institut Néel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Christopher Bäuerle is Research Director at the NEEL Institute – CNRS, Grenoble. He received his B.S degree in 1990 from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, his M.S. degree in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and his PhD degree in 1996 from the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. After working for two years at the University of Tsukuba and the University of Tokyo, he joined the NEEL Institute in 1998. He made significant contributions to the field of symmetry-breaking phase transition using ultracold superfluid 3He as well as to the understanding of phase coherence in mesoscopic systems. More recently his research interests focus on single-electron transport using surface acoustic waves as well as ultrashort charge pulses in order to exploit them for quantum information processing.
Olivier BuissonOlivier Buisson
CNRS Researcher - Institut Néel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes  

Dr Olivier Buisson obtained his PhD in 1990 from University Joseph Fourier working on superconducting mesoscopic disks and superconducting networks under supervision of Bernard Pannetier. After a Post-doc in Rio de Janeiro with Prof. Mauro Doria, he was contracted in CNRS and first studied plasma modes in thin superconducting films (thin wires, thin films and wire networks) in Centre de Recherche aux Très Basses Températures. In 1999, he initiated in Grenoble quantum dynamics in superconducting qubits and proposed Quantum ElectroDynamics experiments using superconducting qubits through a theoretical study in collaboration with Frank Hekking. Since he experimentally studied phase qubits, multilevel quantum dynamics, but also superconducting artificial atom with two degrees of freedom. Currently inside the Superconducting Quantum Circuit team in collaboration with Wiebke Guichard, Cécile Naud and Nicolas Roch, they are studying propagating modes and quantum phase slip in long Josephson junctions chain, many body physics in a superconducting qubit plateform, high fidelity quantum measurement, Josephson quantum amplifier but also quantum device based on epitaxial rhenium films. He is currently Directeur de Recherche in Néel Institute and he is director of Laboratoire d’Alliances Nanosciences Energie du Futur (LANEF).
Félix BussièresFélix Bussières
R&D Manager - ID Quantique (Switzerland)

Dr. Félix Bussières (born 1978) obtained his PhD from the University of Montréal and the University of Calgary in 2010, and joined the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva shortly after as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2012, he was appointed a Maître-Assistant (senior researcher). He is now leading the activities on Superconducting Single-Photon detectors in the group of Professor Hugo Zbinden. In 2016 he also joined ID Quantique where he leads the Sensing team in the R&D division. He is one of the working group leaders in the Nanoscale Quantum Optics COST Action MP1403, and also acts as the leader of the Industry Advisory Board. In 2016 he co-organised the Single-Photons Single-Spins (SPSS) meeting in Oxford and the Lorentz Center Workshop on Nanowire Single-Photon detectors. His research expertise  covers quantum photonics, single-photon detectors, sources of photonic entanglement, solid-state quantum memories, quantum communications and quantum cryptography. He has co-authored 28 journal publications and holds patents in the fields of quantum communications and single-photon detection.
Vincent LamVincent Lam
Chaire of Excellence of QuENG, SNSF Assistant Professor - University of Bern

Vincent Lam is a fellow at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern, where he is the director of the project "The epistemology of climate change". He also holds the Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics as part of the Quantum Engineering project at the University of Grenoble Alpes. He is an honorary researcher at the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. His main research areas include the philosophy of science, in particular the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of climate sciences, metaphysics and epistemology.
letertre-laurieLaurie Letertre
Chaire of Excellence of QuENG, PhD student - Univ. Grenoble Alpes

After finishing a PhD in experimental physics in the University of Mons (Belgium), she did a Master in philosophy of physics in the University of Bristol. She will start in January 2019 a thesis on the philosophical implications of quantum entanglement.
romain-maurandRomain Maurand
INAC - Cea-Grenoble, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Dr. Romain Maurand obtained his MS (2007) and PhD (2011) degrees at the “Université Grenoble Alpes”, France. He spent almost 3 years in the Nanoelectronics Group in the University of Basel (Switzerland) as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2014 he joined CEA-IRIG as a postdoctoral fellow and in 2017 he was appointed Permanent Researcher. His research interests and contributions are mainly in the field of quantum electronics. He worked on different systems such as carbon nanotube quantum dots, graphene and silicon nanowire quantum dots. His activity is today focused on CMOS silicon spin qubits and their integration with superconducting microwave resonators. In 2017, he received the Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).
Tristan MeunierTristan Meunier
Researcher - Institut Néel, CNRS, France

Dr Tristan Meunier obtained his MS (2001) and PhD (2004) degrees at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. He was awarded a Marie-Curie fellowship (2006-2007), which he spent in the Quantum Transport group, TU Delft, after which he was appointed Permanent Researcher at CNRS-Institut Néel (2008). His research interests and contributions are mainly in the field of coherent control of individual quantum objects. He studied systems in different research area such as atomic physics (CQED with Rydberg atoms), and solid-state physics (electron spin qubits in lateral quantum dots). In 2012, he received the Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). He has authored 40 publications with more than 2000 citations.
Hui Khoon NgHui Khoon Ng
Assistant Professor - Center for Quantum Technologies, Yale National University of Singapore

Hui Khoon Ng is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale-NUS College, and is a Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Her group works on many aspects of quantum information and computation, focusing, in particular, on theoretical questions related to noise mitigation in quantum systems, the largest obstacle to the realisation of quantum technologies. Her current research interest lies in narrowing the current gap between theoretical error correction and fault tolerance schemes and their experimental implementation.
Ségolène OlivierSégolène Olivier
R&D project leader - Leti/DOPT - Cea-Grenoble

Dr. Ségolène Olivier graduated from “Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris” in 1999. She received the PhD degree in 2002 from the University of Paris in the field of photonics. From 1999 to 2005, she has been involved in the development of photonic crystal devices for photonic integrated circuits and single photon sources for quantum cryptography. She joined CEA-Leti in 2005 where she worked on the development of back-end processes and material for microelectronic copper interconnects in collaboration with STmicroelectronics. In 2008, she moved to the field of optical data storage, where she was coordinating the FP7 project SURPASS and was involved in the FP7 project NANOMAGMA on magneto-plasmonic devices. Since 2012, she is working in silicon photonics. From 2013 to 2017, she led a project in collaboration with III-V Lab on the development of integrated transmitters on silicon for WDM telecom and datacom applications, including hybrid III-V on Si lasers. Since 2016, she is coordinating H2020 european project COSMICC on the development of Tb/s Silicon photonics transmitters for CWDM communications in datacenters. Her current research interests also include the development of silicon quantum photonics for secure communications and quantum computing through European Quantera SQUARE project. She is the author or co-author of more than 95 papers in scientific journals and international conference proceedings and holds several patents.

Alexander StarkAlexander Stark
Co-founder of Qnami (Switzerland)

Alexander obtained a PhD  in quantum technology from a joint program between the Danish Technical University and the University of Ulm (Germany). He has a unique background in both quantum engineering and programming. Alex co-founded Qnami and supervises instrument development for the company.

Published on June 25, 2019

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