Last June 26, TU Delft appointed Leo DiCarlo as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor. The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chairs promote young outstanding researchers so that they can optimally develop their academic careers. Leo started in Delft in 2010 as assistant professor in the Department of Quantum Nanoscience (TNW). He was promoted to associate professor in 2015.
Leo’s research focuses on quantum computing with superconducting circuits. It is his ambition to realize the first scalable prototype of a quantum computer, with integrated quantum hardware, control electronics and software. This research combines traditional solid-state physics with electrical and computer engineering. Leo and his team pursue this goal working closely with academic and non-academic engineers in QuTech, as well as key industrial partners such as Intel and Zurich Instruments.