Curriculum vitæ


01/2018 – current Associate professor at Delft University of Technology
09/2013 – 12/2017 Assistant professor at Delft University of Technology
09/2012 – 08/2013 Lawrence E. Golub postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University
07/2011 – 08/2012 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
06/2007 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

03/2019 Member of the Young Academy (de Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
06/2018 NWO-Vidi grant
12/2017 TU Delft educational fellowship
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

  • Atomic Scale Quantum Materials colloquium, online, 2020: speaker.
  • QuSpin workshop „Quantum Spintronics 2019”, Trondheim, 2019: invited participant.
  • Nordita workshop „Topological Quantum Matter: From Low-Temperature Physics to Non-Equilibrium Dynamics”, Stockholm, 2019: invited participant.
  • WE Heraeus-Seminar on „1D systems for quantum technology”, Bad Honnef, 2019: invited participant.
  • Workshop „topology meets materials” "Majoranas in zigzag devices: why shape matters", Dresden, 2019: invited participant.
  • ICTP Summer school „Advances in Condensed Matter Physics” "Simulation of quantum transport in Majorana devices with Kwant", Samarkand, 2019: lecturer.
  • APS March Meeting "Breakdown of the law of reflection at a disordered graphene edge", Boston, 2019: speaker.
  • WE-Heraeus Seminar on „Spin Based Information Processing” "Fermionic quantum computation with Majorana states", Bad Honnef, 2019: invited participant.
  • XXII Training Course in the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems "Lecture series: Numerics of topological quantum transport", Vietri sul Mare, 2018: lecturer.
  • 2018 Tsinghua Quantum Computing Summer School "Introduction to Majorana modes", Beijing, 2018: lecturer.
  • Conference "Croucher conference on topological phases and quantum computation", Hong-Kong, 2017: invited participant.
  • Conference "Nanophysics, from fundamental to applications reloaded", Qui Nhon, 2017: invited participant.
  • Conference "New trends in topological insulators 2017", Ascona, 2017: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Topological matter meets quantum information", Shanghai, 2017: invited participant.
  • NSF CMP PI workshop "The quantum revolution", Washington, 2017: invited participant.
  • MIT Chez Pierre seminar "Tailoring new critical points on fractals", Boston, 2016: speaker.
  • Theoretical physics colloquium "Controlling single spin with superconducting phase differences", Konstanz, 2016: speaker.
  • Symposium "Spin, Coherence, and Topology", London, 2016: invited participant.
  • Kwant workshop, Grenoble, 2016: organizer.
  • Lorentz Center workshop "Topological matter at hbar-zero", Leiden, 2016: organizer.
  • APS March meeting tutorial "Introduction to Computational Quantum Nanoelectronics", Baltimore, 2016: organizer.
  • Conference "Topological Phases in Condensed Matter and Cold Atomic Systems", Hong Kong, 2015: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Spintronics: From Mathematics to Devices", Sendai, 2015: invited participant.
  • SPICE Young Research Leaders Group workshop, Mainz, 2015: invited participant.
  • NanoFront winter retreat, Courchevel, 2015: organizer.
  • Lorentz Center workshop "Topological Mechanics: from Metamaterials to Robots", Leiden, 2014: organizer.
  • Workshop "Topological Phases of Quantum Matter", Vienna, 2014: invited participant.
  • Conference "Irish Quantum Foundations 2014", Dublin, 2014: invited participant.
  • Simons Symposium "Quantum Physics Beyond Simple Systems", Rio Grande, 2014: invited participant.
  • QM2 Colloquium, Cologne, 2013: speaker.
  • Amsterdam Summer workshop "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 participant.
  • BIRS Workshop "Topological Phenomena in Quantum Dynamics and Disordered Systems", Banff, 2013: invited participant.
  • ICTP workshop "Majorana fermions and topological quantum computation", Trieste, 2012: invited participant.
  • Lorentz Center Workshop "Majorana fermions in condensed matter", Leiden, 2012: organizer.
  • March meeting of American Physics Society, Boston, 2012: invited participant.
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical physics workshop "Topological insulators and superconductors", Santa-Barbara, 2011: invited participant.
  • Workshop "Hybrid superconductivity: from conventional to exotic", Grenoble, 2011: invited participant.
  • MIT Chez Pierre seminar "Fermion parity-protected quantum computation with Majorana fermions", Boston, 2010: speaker.
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China workshop "Progress in graphene and spintronics", Beijing, 2010: invited participant.
  • Annual meeting of Dutch Physics Foundation "Topological insulators for quantum computation", Veldhoven, 2010: invited participant.