Andrew J. Kerman

Dr. Andrew J. KermanDr. Andrew J. Kerman is currently a senior staff member in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, pursuing research in superconducting microelectronic devices for quantum and classical applications. Previously, he was a member of the Optical Communications Technology Group, where he developed superconducting single-photon-detector technology and systems.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2004, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT/Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms, as well as at the Yale University Physics Department.

Most recently, Dr. Kerman has worked on the design of superconducting Josephson-junction-based quantum bits (qubits) and has been developing novel means to improve their coherence and to generate multiqubit entanglement for quantum information processing. He has also made seminal contributions to the understanding and design of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD) and was responsible for the design and construction of the ground-based SNSPD system used in the NASA Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration in 2013.

Dr. Kerman has authored or coauthored numerous papers on superconducting devices, including Josephson-junction-based qubits, SNSPDs, and quantum-phase-slip circuits. He has also published extensively in the areas of laser cooling and trapping of atoms and molecules and cold atomic collisions.

Dr. Kerman received a BS degree in physics and mathematics from Williams College and a PhD degree in physics from Stanford University.








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