Alejandro Rodriguez-Pardo Montblanch
Alejandro started as a postdoc at Ronald Hanson's group in QuTech in October 2021, and is currently working on the development of the Quantum Internet using colour centers in diamond. In 2021 he received his Marie Sklodowska-Curie-funded PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Mete Atatüre. There, he focused on novel optically active material platforms for optics-based quantum technologies. During his PhD he developed a method to deterministically generate single-photon emitters in two-dimensional transition metal dichalgonides, he discovered new many-body bound quasiparticles, generated long-lived dipolar electron-hole quasiparticles for quantum simulations and studied out-of-plane asymmetric two-dimensional materials. Previously, he completed his Master's Thesis at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Finley studying the coupling of transition-metal dichalcogenides to photonic structures.
Alejandro's interests outside the lab include Economics, reading a good book and doing scientific outreach to bring science closer to all kinds of audiences.