Kennard Chng

PhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy
BA Physics, Boston University (2017)
BA Pure & Applied Mathematics, Boston University (2017)

Email: kchng@purdue.edu

Kennard grew up in Singapore. From a tender age, he has had hopes and dreams of becoming a physicist, although his parents wanted him to be a musician. Defiant but determined, he has sought comfort in the transport lab of the Manfra Group since May 2018, where he works under the Station Q collaboration. His research interests include quantum computation, quantum information, as well as Googling the best restaurants in town.

Brandon Dzuba

Brandon Dzuba

Brandon DzubaBrandon Dzuba obtained his bachelor's degree in Physics from Ripon College in 2015. He is currently a graduate student in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University, and started with the Manfra group in 2017. He works in III-nitride materials, assisting in a collaboration to grow and study near and far-infrared optoelectronic devices.

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Saeed Fallahi

SaeedPhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

MSc Condensed Matter Physics, Sharif University of Technology
BSc Condensed Matter Physics, Shahid Beheshti University

Email: sfallahi@purdue.edu

Saeed finished his B.Sc. in Physics at Shahid Beheshti University. He received his M.Sc. degree in condensed matter physics from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He joined MBE group in January 2013 as a Ph.D. student. He is currently doing MBE growth of high electron mobility in GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure and studying charge noise in GaAs nanostructures.

Charlie Guinn

charlie-guinn-400x261Undergraduate Researcher

E-mail: crguinn@purdue.edu

Charlie is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Carroll High School in 2015 and enrolled at Purdue in the fall 2015. He is majoring in Physics with a minor in ECE.

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Shuang Liang

PhD Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy
BSc Physics, Nanjing University, China

Email: liang255@purdue.edu

Shuang Liang finished his undergraduate degree in physics at Nanjing University, China. He joined the Manfra GaAs research group in January 2018, and is studying the high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Physics at Purdue University.

Shiva Konakanchi

PhD student, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
Master of Science, University of Minnesota Duluth (2017)
Bachelor of Technology, IIT Roorkee (2014)

Email: skonakan@purdue.edu

Shiva joined the Manfra group in May of 2018 and is currently implementing QCoDeS for the Microsoft project. He is a PhD student in Physics at Purdue.

Tyler Lindemann

PhD Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy
BSc Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2017

Email: tlindema@purdue.edu

Tyler Lindemann obtained his BS in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2017. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University. He joined the Manfra group in April 2018, and he is currently working on the topological quantum computing project.

Sara Metti

PhD student, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BSc Physics, Boston University, 2017

Email: smetti@purdue.edu

Sara Metti obtained her degree in physics at Boston University in 2017. She joined the Manfra group in June 2017, and she is studying InSb/GaAs heterostructues as part of Station Q Purdue. She is currently a graduate student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

James Nakamura

james-nakamura-400x261PhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc Physics, Auburn University (2014)
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University (2014)

Email: jnakamur@purdue.edu

James completed his B.Sc. in Physics and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degrees at Auburn University. He joined the Manfra GaAs research group in May 2015, and is studying the fractional quantum Hall states in high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Physics at Purdue University.

Molly K Newquist

Email: mnewquis@purdue.edu

Molly attends Purdue University and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics. She joined the Manfra group in January of 2018