Kevin Resch

Faculty, Deputy Director, Academic, Associate Professor
Kevin Resch

Kevin Resch received the BSc (Hon.) degree in Chemical Physics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, in 1997. He received the MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1998 and 2002 respectively. His Masters and Doctoral theses were based on experimental quantum optics and completed under the supervision of Aephraim Steinberg. Subsequently, Kevin held an Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship with Anton Zeilinger’s group at the University of Vienna, Austria and a Research Fellow position with Andrew White’s Quantum Technology Laboratory at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He joined the University of Waterloo physics department and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2006.

Current projects

  • Experimental quantum communication and computation
  • Optical sources of entanglement
  • Measurement and quantum state tomography
  • Quantum interference
  • Nonlinear optics

Teaching affiliations

  • Graduate and undergraduate physics classes at the University of Waterloo, 2007-Present
  • Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP), Waterloo, Canada, 2009

Degrees

  • PhD, Physics, University of Toronto, 1998-2002
  • MSc, Physics, University of Toronto, 1997-1998
  • BSc, Honours, Chemical Physics, Queen's University, 1993-1997

Awards & honours

  • Canada Research Chair in Optical Quantum Technologies
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award
  • QuantumWorks, 2009
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence, 2008-2009
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery, 2007-2011

Major positions

Title Location When
Deputy Director, Academic Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo 2015-Present
Associate Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo 2011-Present
Assistant Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo 2006-2011
Research Fellow Department of Physics, University of Queensland 2005-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Vienna 2003-2005