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Matteo Mariantoni received a Master of Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After completing his doctorate at both the Walther-Meissner-Institute for Low Temperature Research and the Technical University of Munich in 2009, Mariantoni was awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship in Science of the California NanoSystem Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Santa Barbara, his implementation of a quantum memory and processor on a single chip using a “quantum von Neumann architecture” was ranked as one of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2011 by Physics World.
Mariantoni moved to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2013. In the same year, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in recognition of his distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to his field. In 2014, he was also awarded the Ontario Early Researcher Award, as well as the Kavli Fellowship.
Currently, Mariantoni leads the Laboratory for Digital Quantum Matter at IQC. He and his team focus on developing novel technologies for extensible computing architectures using superconducting devices as well as on materials to implement high quality qubits.