Eric Dauler

Dr. Eric Dauler is the leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group. He currently leads efforts developing cryogenic electronic technologies. He also coordinates a number of projects developing quantum technologies and is interested in single photon detectors and the integration of CMOS with other technologies.

Upon joining the Laboratory in 2001, he first worked in the Optical Communication Technology Group. In a number of roles in this group, Dauler advanced superconducting nanowire single photon detectors and related technologies for high-sensitivity optical communication receivers. From 2009 to 2013, he and his colleagues incorporated these detectors into the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration and several quantum optics experiments. More recently, Dauler also worked for two years in the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technology Office, which is responsible for managing the Laboratory’s internal research and development portfolio.

Dauler has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented numerous invited talks.  He has served on conference organizing committees and enjoys volunteering with several programs supporting graduate students. His work on single photon detectors was patented and has been recognized by the Laboratory’s 2009 Best Invention Award and an R&D 100 Award. In 2010, Dauler was named R&D Magazine’s Young Innovator of the Year.

Dauler earned his SB, MEng and PhD degrees from MIT, all in electrical engineering and computer science.