Adrian Lupascu

Faculty, Associate Professor
Adrian Lupascu

Adrian Lupascu obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, in 2005. His PhD work, under the supervision of Hans Mooij, involved experiments on dispersive measurement of superconducting qubits.

After his PhD, he took a short postdoctoral position in Delft to continue his research on quantum measurement and decoherence of superconducting qubits.

In 2006, he started a postdoc at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, working in the group led by Serge Haroche and Jean-Michel Raimond. Supported by a Marie Curie fellowship, he did research on cold atoms and superconducting detectors.

He joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in March 2009, where he is working on the investigation of superconducting systems and hybrid solid-state devices for quantum information processing and quantum optics. He is the recipient of a Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

Current projects

  • Quantum computing with superconducting quantum circuits
  • Decoherence in superconducting devices
  • Quantum sensing
  • Quantum optics with superconducting circuits
  • Hybrid systems for quantum information processing


  • PHYS 461 - Nanophysics - Fall 2014
  • PHYS 461 - Nanophysics - Fall 2013
  • QIC 880/PHYS 768/ECE 770 - Nanoelectronics for Quantum Computing - Fall 2013
  • NANO 701G/PHYS 461 - Physical Foundations of Nanodevices - Fall 2012
  • PHYS 731 - Solid State Physics -  Winter 2011
  • PHYS 461 - Nanophysics - Winter 2010
  • PHYS 773 - Nanoelectronics for Quantum Computing (reading course) - Fall 2009

Awards & honours

  • Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) Early Researcher Award, 2011
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 2011
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery grant: Scalable quantum computing with superconducting circuits, 2009-2014
  • Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Socrates-Erasmus fellowship, September 1999- May 2000

Major positions

Title Location When
Associate Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing, the University of Waterloo 2014-present
Adjunct Professor Cross-appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Waterloo 2011-present
Assistant Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing, the University of Waterloo 2009-2014
Postdoctoral Fellow Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Group of the Laboratory Kastler Brossel at École Normale Supérieure Paris 2006-2009
Postdoctoral Researcher Quantum Transport Group of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology 2005-2006
Researcher Electronic Structure/Surface Science Group in the Department of Solid State Physics at University of Groningen 2000-2005

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yongchao Tang
Yongchao Tang

Masters Students

Guiyang  Han
Guiyang Han
Denis Melanson
Denis Melanson
Jiahao Shi
Jiahao Shi

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Varun Dhanraj
Varun Dhanraj
Kevin Siu
Kevin Siu
Tim Whittaker
Tim Whittaker