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Attila Geresdi (Pécs, Hungary, 1984) is a tenured team leader scientist at QuTech since October 2017. He holds a MSc degree in engineering physics with distinction (2007) from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He received his PhD degree with summa cum laude also at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics at the end of 2011. There he used Andreev reflection as a tool to detect magnetism on the nanoscale and to investigate memristive materials. In 2008 and 2009, he was part of the collaborative efforts of the Nanoelectronics Groups at Budapest and Basel investigating the interplay of induced superconductivity and ferromagnetism in semiconductor nanowires.
In 2012, he joined the Quantum Transport group of TUDelft as a postdoctoral fellow, being part of the Nanowiring Initial Training Network, funded by the European Commission. The focal point of his research was the experimental investigation of the Josephson effect in semiconductor nanowires especially to detect topological superconductivity and Majorana bound states. Attila received the prestigious Veni grant of NWO in 2014. His research project, entitled “Whispers of the Majorana states” opened new research directions in Delft by integrating semiconductor nanostructures and on-chip broadband microwave detectors operating at millikelvin temperatures. He joined QuTech as a senior researcher in 2015 working in the Topological Quantum Computation Roadmap.
Attila and his team are leveraging the unique properties of nanoscale superconductivity to create novel quantum coherent systems for quantum information processing. In particular, induced superconductivity in semiconductor nanostructures has a great potential to create novel superconducting quantum bit architectures and topologically protected quantum bits.