Curriculum vitæ


09/2013 – current Assistant professor at Delft University
09/2012 – 09/2013 Lawrence E. Golub postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University
07/2011 – 09/2012 Postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University
07/2007 – 06/2011 Research assistant at Dutch Science Foundation


06/2011 Ph.D. cum laude (awarded to approximately top 5% of doctoral students), Leiden University
07/2007 M.Sc. cum laude Theoretical Physics, Leiden University
07/2005 B.Sc. cum laude in Applied Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Fellowships and awards

05/2015 Outstanding referee for the New Journal of Physics
12/2014 ERC Starting Grant
01/2014 Outstanding referee of the American Physical Society journals
01/2013 Doctoral thesis prize of the Dutch physics foundation FOM
09/2012 Gratama award
09/2012 Golub fellowship at Harvard university
01/2012 C.J. Kok thesis prize
01/2012 Leiden university Ontdekker van het jaar (discoverer of the year) award
07/2007 Lorentz Fellowship at Leiden university

Invited talks and workshop participation

  • Spin, Coherence, and Topology Symposium, London, 2016: invited participant.
  • Lorentz Center workshop "Topological matter at hbar-zero", Leiden, 2016: invited participant.
  • APS March meeting tutorial "Introduction to Computational Quantum Nanoelectronics", 2016: organizer.
  • Topological Phases in Condensed Matter and Cold Atomic Systems Conference, Hong-Kong, 2015: invited participant.
  • Spintronics: From Mathematics to Devices, Sendai, 2015: invited participant.
  • SPICE Young Research Leaders Group Workshop, Mainz, 2015: invited participant.
  • Kwant workshop, Grenoble, 2015: organizer.
  • NanoFront winter retreat, Courchevel, 2015: organizer.
  • "Topological Mechanics: from Metamaterials to Robots", Lorentz Center, Leiden, 2014: organizer.
  • Workshop Topological Phases of Quantum Matter, Vienna, 2014: invited participant.
  • Irish Quantum Foundations 2014, Dublin: invited participant.
  • Simons Symposium on Quantum Physics Beyond Simple Systems, Rio Grande, 2014: invited participant.
  • QM2 Colloquium, Cologne, 2013: speaker.
  • Amsterdam Summer workshop on Low-D Quantum Condensed Matter, Amsterdam, 2013: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Majoranas in Solid State", Beijing, 2013: invited participant.
  • March meeting of the German Physics Society, Regensburg, 2013: invited speaker.
  • Workshop "Topological Phenomena in Quantum Dynamics and Disordered Systems", BIRS Banff, 2013: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Majorana fermions and topological quantum computation", ICTP Trieste, 2012: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Majorana fermions in condensed matter", Lorentz Center, Leiden, 2012: organizer.
  • March meeting of American Physics Society, Boston, 2012: invited speaker.
  • Workshop "Topological insulators and superconductors" of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, 2011: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Hybrid superconductivity: from conventional to exotic", Grenoble, 2011. Invited talk: "Detecting and using Majorana fermions in superconductors".
  • Chez Pierre seminar at MIT, 2010: "Fermion parity-protected quantum computation with Majorana fermions".
  • Workshop "Progress in graphene and spintronics" of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China in Beijing, 2010: key participant.
  • Annual meeting of Dutch Science Foundation at Veldhoven, 2009. Invited talk:"Topological insulators for quantum computation".