Group Leader

Uri Vool

Uri is a condensed matter and quantum information physicist working on quantum sensing and hybrid quantum devices

Uri was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his Ph.D. at Yale University, working in the lab of Professor Michel Devoret and conducting theoretical research with Professor Steven Girvin. Uri's graduate work explored the different kinds of artificial atoms accessible using superconducting circuits. As a John Harvard distinguished science fellow at Harvard University, Uri worked with Professor Amir Yacoby on quantum scanning magnetometry with nitrogen-vacancy centers and the use of quantum information techniques to study condensed matter properties. Uri is currently a Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) leader at the MPI-CPfS, leading the Quantum Information for Quantum Materials (QIQM) group.
Post-doctoral Researcher

Young-Gwan Choi

Young-Gwan is an experimental condensed-matter physicist working on NV scanning magnetometry

Young-Gwan was born and grew up in South Korea. He completed his M.S. degree at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), working in the lab of Professor Jong-Seok Lee and completed his Ph.D. at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), working in the lab of Professor Gyung-Min Choi. He studied various quantum phenomena, e.g. spin/orbital Hall effects, topological effects, heat transport, and so on, in condensed matter systems using laser-based optical technique. Young-Gwan is currently a postdoctoral researcher working on the nitrogen-vacancy scanning technique.
Ph.D candidate

Haolin Jin

Haolin is doctoral student working on hybrid structures with 2D superconducting materials.

Haolin Jin was born in Shaoxin and grew up in Shenzhen, China. He obtained his bachlor's and master's degree at the South China University of Technology (SCUT), working in Professor Xi Chen's group and doing high pressure experiments through the Diamond anvil cell (DAC) method on different materials. He is familiar with using microscopes, Physics Property Measurement System, Raman spectroscopy and so on. Haolin is currently working on fabricating hybrid superconducting circuits with two-dimensional superconducting materials as a Ph.D candidate.
Ph.D candidate

Giuseppe Serpico

Giuseppe is a joint student (with the University of Naples) working on hybrid structures with van der Waals heterostructures.

Giuseppe graduated from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) in 2021 and started his PhD in 2022 at same university. He is working on the fabrication and design of superconducting quantum circuits. During his first year he designed and characterized superconducting resonators as a platform to study Josephson junctions. Since joining the group, Giuseppe has been investigating 2D High-Temperature Superconducting Van der Waals twisted Josephson junctions, and how they can be integrated into superconducting circuits.
Ph.D candidate

Hayden Binger

Hayden is a doctoral student working on NV scanning magnetometry experiments.

Hayden joined the group as a PhD student in July of 2023 to work on characterizing various materials through the use of both low temperature and room temperature NV scanning microscopy. Hayden has worked in the past on various scanning techniques, including helping build a low temperature SNOM with Professor Alex McLeod at the University of Minnesota. Hayden has also worked on characterizing radiation patterns of various near field probes as well as having worked in the creation of thin films through integrated polymer nanosilica crosslinking. During his free time Hayden enjoys going on hikes and playing all kinds of board games.


Interested in joining our team?

QIQM is always looking for new talented graduate students and post-doctoral researchers! If you are interested in joining, please send a copy of your CV and a description of your research interests to:

Group Alumni


Dr. Po-Ya Yang, Post-doctoral researcher