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Gabriel Aeppli | London Centre for Nanotechnology

Prof Gabriel Aeppli FRS

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Research interests:

Quantum information processing
Magnetism
Superconductivity
Metrology for biomedicine

Biography:

Gabriel Aeppli is the Quain Professor of Physics at UCL. Prior to taking up this post in the autumn of 2002, he was a Senior Research Scientist for NEC (Princeton), a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, a Research Assistant at MIT, and an industrial co-op student at IBM. He obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics and PhD, M.Sc. & B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from MIT. Honours include Membership of the Amercian Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012), Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) (2010), the IOP (Institute of Physics) Mott Prize (2008), the APS Oliver Buckley Prize (2005), the IUPAP Magnetism Prize/Neel Medal (2003), Riso National Laboratory Fellow (2002), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2002), Mildner Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, UCL (2002), Fellow of the American Physical Society (1997), Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1996). In addition, he has been a member and chairman of many panels, sponsored by the USDOE, American Physical Society, EPSRC, and National Research Council (US), among others. His personal research is currently focused on the implications of nanotechnology for information processing and health care.

 

Awards and honours: 

Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012)
Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) (2010)
IOP (Institute of Physics) Mott Prize (2008)
APS Oliver Buckley Prize (2005)
IUPAP Magnetism Prize/Neel Medal (2003)
Riso National Laboratory Fellow (2002)
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2002)
Mildner Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, UCL (2002)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (1997)
Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1996)

Research: 

Professor Aeppli's research is currently focussed on the implications of nanotechnology for information processing and health care.

Research Highlights

The first thin films of spin ice. The orange colouration is a spin ice film of o
Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of...
Schematic of final result after optimization with strong quantum annealing.
A US-UK group has performed a proof-of-concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum...
Exploiting nanomechanics to investigate the impact of dosing in a complex blood
A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed,...
Magnetism in a molecular thin film traditionally used in plastic electronics survives at temperatures reaching up to 100K,...
Phthalocyanine thin film on a flexible plastic substrate
A common blue pigment could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper...
A custom-made butterfly stage aligns an IR laser via embedded optical fibre to a
Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) have developed a method for measuring the stability of proteins...
Instrument prototype
A new method for accurately measuring the bending of nano and micron-sized components in diagnostic sensors has been...
Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) images of the quantum states of an artifici
By introducing individual silicon atom ‘defects’ using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the...

General News

Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL, Professor Gabriel Aeppli FRS, stepped down from his position on 21 March after almost twelve years at the helm. Professor Aeppli, who will still remain Quain Professor of Physics at UCL, has taken on a new role as head of the Department...
The world’s first low cost Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has been developed in Beijing by a group of PhD students from University College London (UCL), Tsinghua University and Peking University - using LEGO.  In the first event of its kind, LEGO2NANO brought together students,...