Gianluigi Catelani

Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-11) - JARA Institute for Quantum Information

Senior scientist at JARA Institute for Quantum Information


Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-11),

Forschungszentrum Jülich

52425 Jülich



Phone: +49 2461 61-9360
Fax Fax: +49 2461 61-2620

Research Interests

My research interests include mesoscopic physics, quantum transport, and superconductivity. As
physical systems, superconducting qubits and devices are at the intersection between all these fields. For
quantum technology applications, the goal is to understand the microscopic mechanisms that can
impair a device, such as decoherence processes in qubits - including the effects of
quasiparticles, stray photons, and phonons. Once these processes are understood, the next step is to try to devise
ways to improve the devices.

ResearcherID: E-7134-2011



  • 2005: PhD in Physics at Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2005-2007: Postdoctoral fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral associate, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • 2009-2012: Postdoctoral fellow and Associate Research Scientist, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • since 2012: Senior Scientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Group members

PhD students:

  • Hao Hsu
  • Lucia Gonzalez (in cotutoring with Fabian Hassler)

Master students:

  • Benedikt Berlitz

Former group members

  • Amin Hosseinkhani, PhD (now postdoc in the Burkad Group, Uni Konstanz)
  • Roman Riwar, postdoc (now group leader at Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Timo Gahlmann, master student from Bielefeld University