Frank K. Wilhelm-Mauch

IQC Associate, Professor of Physics, Saarland University
Frank K. Wilhelm-Mauch

Frank Wilhelm studied physics at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, where he obtained his Vordiplom (B.S.) in 1993, Diplom (MS) in 1996, and Doctorate in 1999.

His thesis research was in condensed matter theory in the group of G. Schoen, studying superconducting nanodevices.

He started working on quantum computing in 1999, when he joined the experimental physics group of J.E. Mooij in what is now known as the Kavli institute for Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Still being a theorist, he moved to the Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU) of Munich in 2001, where he obtained the Habilitation and was appointed lecturer in 2004. In 2006, he joined the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada as an Associate Professor of Physics at the Institute for Quantum Computing, with a cross-appointment to Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he was promoted to full professor in 2011. He became a full chair professor at Saarland University in Germany in 2011.

Research Interests

  • Quantum computing with superconducting nanocircuits
  • Decoherence theory
  • Circuit QED
  • Control theory
  • Quantum noise
  • Mesoscopic physics and nanodevices
  • Nonequilibrium quantum statistics


  • Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, 2004
  • Doctorate, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999
  • Masters, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 1996
  • Bachelor, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 1993

Major Positions

Title Location When
Chair professor Saarland University in Germany 2011-present
Associate Professor Department of Physics and IQC, University of Waterloo 2006-2011
Senior researcher and lecturer LMU Munich 2001-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow TU Delft, Netherlands 1999-2001