Jeroen Elzerman

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Dr Jeroen Elzerman

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Research Interests: 
Quantum photonics for quantum information processing
Quantum control of electronic and nuclear spins in semiconductor nanostructures
Solid-state quantum emitters such as single and coupled self-assembled quantum dots
Biography
Biography: 

Jeroen Elzerman is a Senior Lecturer in Quantum Photonics at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London.  He holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012 – 2017).

After his undergraduate studies in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), Jeroen started his PhD in Leo Kouwenhoven’s Quantum Transport group at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Delft. There he focused on building an electron spin qubit and demonstrated how to electrically isolate and read out single electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots. After his PhD, Jeroen wanted to learn about optical techniques for controlling semiconductor spins. He therefore moved to Switzerland to work with Atac Imamoglu in the Institute for Quantum Electronics at ETH Zurich. After initial efforts with semiconductor nanowires, he turned his attention to coupled self-assembled quantum dots (“artificial molecules”) when he became a senior scientist.

Jeroen moved to UCL in 2012 to start his own experimental group, which is focused on quantum photonics with electronic and nuclear spins in semiconductor nanostructures. He has published over thirty papers with almost 4000 citations and has an h-index of 18.

Career History

  • 2012 – present: Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL
  • 2007 – 2012: Senior Scientist, Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich
  • 2005 – 2007: Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich

Education

  • Ph.D. in Quantum Nanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (2004)
  • M.Sc. in Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology (1999)

Awards and honours

  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012 – 2017)