Interesting in joining?

Whether you’re a prospective grad student, looking for a postdoc position, or are a UIUC undergrad looking for research opportunities — see below for opportunities with us. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact Wolfgang.

Graduate students

We are looking for new graduate students almost every year.

If you are interested in becoming an experimentalist (and maybe also a part-time theorist) in quantum physics or quantum information science, our group could be a match! Some boni for consideration in our group are:

  • some knowledge of quantum information or quantum optics
  • some lab and experiment experience
  • good coding skills
  • hands-on skills: electronics/soldering, machining, etc.

For any questions about openings or possible projects please reach out to Wolfgang.

Please note: Admissions to UIUC Physics are made by the admissions committee, not by me. Please see the department information on the application and admission process. If you mention our group in your application and indicate me as a faculty interest, I will see the application.

The best time to have a meaningful conversation about joining us is after you have been admitted to UIUC (ideally at our open house event).
Many potential applicants email me during application season; I am unfortunately not able to respond to all of them. If you don’t get a response, please do not feel deterred from applying. I can in any case only say meaningful things after seeing your full application.


We regularly have openings for postdocs that are looking to further their academic careers and that are motivated to realize challenging experiments with a broad range of superconducting and hybrid quantum devices. We are particularly looking for individuals that have one or more of the following skills:

  • Expertise in design and test of superconducting (quantum) devices
  • Experience with cryogenic measurement setups
  • Experience with clean room micro- and nanofabrication techniques
  • Good working knowledge of quantum theory, in particular quantum optics and quantum information

If you are interested, please send an email to Wolfgang that includes a brief statement of motivation and your research interests, a CV including list of publications, and couple of possible references that I can contact.


If you’re interested in getting some hands-on research experience in state-of-the-art quantum information science, our lab could be a great fit. We always have undergraduate reseachers in our lab participating in all types of research activities.

We are highly interested in students that meet some of the following (not strictly required, but certainly taken into account):

  • strongly motivated to learn about quantum science
  • can work around 10h/week in the lab (Really, much less is not going to be very productive for you…)
  • coding skills, particularly in Python
  • lab-relevant technical skills, such as electronics, machining, soldering, etc.
  • basic knowledge of quantum mechanics

If you want to join, please send a brief(!) email to Wolfgang that includes:

  • a brief statement of your motivation (why you want to work in our lab; how much time you want to invest; what kind of project you’re looking for: theoretical, hands-on, computational; etc…)
  • a recent transcript
  • a list of prior research experience (if any)
  • a brief list of possibly relevant technical skills

Please note: we’re regularly getting more requests for research positions than we actually have available.