Dr. Sergei Gronin obtained his PhD from the Ioffe Institute of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, developing MBE grown of low threshold lasers based on II-VI materials for green and yellow spectral region.  Prior to joining Professor Manfra’s group as part of Microsoft Quantum Purdue in May, 2017 he was a Junior Researcher in the Laboratory of Quantum-size heterostructures (head. Professor Sergey Ivanov) at Ioffe Institute. As part of Microsoft Quantum Purdue, Dr. Gronin develops MBE growth for heterostructures of superconductors and highly spin-orbit coupled III-V semiconductors.