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Deler obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Ruhr University of Bochum with a focus on material science research. In particular, he studied the synthesizing and characterizing of nanomaterials for corrosion resistance, coating strengthening, and catalysis applications, as well as the development of higher performance semiconductor devices. Following his PhD, Deler worked for Oxford Instruments/Omicron Nanotechnology in Germany where he developed and optimized new equipment and scientific instruments for companies and researchers around the world.
Deler joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as a Senior Research Scientist. During his time he established a state-of-the-art deposition-cluster system that is capable of handling a wide range of materials that are at the forefront of quantum material research. In addition, he is in charge of a number of unique characterization systems such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), Auger, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), low-temperature scanning probe microscopy (LT SPM), and deposition systems including molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE), sputtering, pulsed-laser deposition (PLD) that are situated at IQC.
Deler’s current research interests are exploring surface interfaces, proximity effects, quantum transport mechanisms, and high-quality thin films. The aim of the research is to develop quantum devices, high-Q resonators, and memory storage mechanisms. A strong emphasis is also given to fundamental research which provides a backbone to the applied research activities.