Karina Hudson studied Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and received a Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (2019). She became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Sydney Quantum Academy and remains an Associate Investigator of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies (FLEET). While at UNSW her research focused on understanding the spin-orbit properties of III-V semiconductors, and she developed new measurement techniques and understanding of spin-orbit interaction in quantum wires for application in topological qubit technology.
In July 2023 Karina started working for QuTech as a Postdoc with Giordano Scappucci, interested in investigating spin-orbit interaction effects in germanium and hybrid semiconductor-superconductor structures.
Outside of the lab, Karina is interested in philosophy and cognitive science, and is a passionate skier and trainee pilot.