Martina Esposito

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Martina Esposito

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I am a postdoctoral research assistant in the Superconducting quantum devices Research Group led by Dr. Peter Leek and I am also a member of the Oxford Centre for applied superconductivity.

I started my academic path at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy where I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Physics with an experimental thesis about single photon generation and entanglement in the group of Prof. Lorenzo Marrucci. Later I moved to the University of Trieste in Italy where I obtained a Master's degree in Physics with a thesis about the experimental characterization of quantum states of light with quantum homodyne tomography in the group of Prof. Fulvio Parmigiani. Finally, I was a PhD student in the group of Prof. Daniele Fausti in Trieste where my research was focused on the application of quantum optics experiments to time-resolved spectroscopy in quantum materials.
I obtained my PhD in Physics in April 2016 (PhD_thesis).

From January 2017 I moved to Oxford where I am working in the field of superconducting quantum devices.

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Research activity in Oxford:

My research is focused on the development and operation of Josephson parametric amplifiers for superconducting qubits readout and for the generation and control of non-classical states in microwave photons.

Students interested in Master Thesis projects or Summer projects about these topics are very welcome to contact me.

Teaching activities:

I am a Lecturer in Physics at Lincoln College in Oxford. I am teaching Electromagnetism and Optics for 2nd-year undergraduate students in Physics and Condensed Matter Physics for 3nd-year undergraduate students in Physics.

Past teaching activities:
During my PhD at the University of Trieste (Italy), I taught the exercises part of the course of “Electrodynamics-Optics” for 2nd-year undergraduate students in Physics at the University of Trieste.

Thesis supervision:

  • 2018 - Giulio Campanaro Master’s Thesis - “Development of a Josephson parametric amplifier for superconducting qubits readout”. University of Milan, Italy (7-month joint-project with the University of Oxford, UK).
  • 2017-2018 - James Wills Master’s Thesis - “Superconducting Qubit Readout using a Josephson Parametric Amplifier”, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2015 - Francesca Giusti Master’s Thesis, “Quantum state tomography applied to time-resolved spectroscopy”. University of Trieste, Italy.
  • My proposal "Multimode correlations in microwave photonics with Superconducting Quantum Circuits" has been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence 2017 with a score of 88%.
    This quality label is awarded to all proposals submitted to the MSCA Individual Fellowships Call that scored 85% or more but could not be funded from the call budget.