Dr. Andreas Fuhrer joined IBM Research - Zurich as a Research Staff Member in 2008. He is a member of the Quantum Technology group, where his research interests lie in quantum computing, semiconductor spintronics, and UHV growth and STM lithography techniques to fabricate and improve the understanding of impurity-based semiconductor nanostructures.
He holds a PhD in Physics from ETH Zurich for his thesis entitled "Phase Coherence, Orbital and Spin States in Quantum Rings," which he completed in 2003 in the Laboratory for Solid State Physics in the group of Prof. Klaus Ensslin.
Andreas Fuhrer was awarded an ETH medal in 2003 and an IBM Prize in solid state physics by the Swiss Physical Society in 2004.
From 2006 to 2008, Andreas Fuhrer was a "UNSW Vice Chancellor's/ NewSouth Global" fellow at the School of Physics at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, as a post-doc in the group of Prof. Simmons. His research interests were focused on phosphorus donor nanostructures in silicon fabricated by scanning tunneling microscopy and hydrogen resist lithography. Projects included the realization of gateable donor quantum dots and development of overgrowth techniques for atomically precise dopant placement in three dimensions.
Prior to that, Andreas Fuhrer held a post-doc position at Lund University, Sweden, in the group of Prof. Samuelson. The position was financed with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation "Stipendium für fortgeschrittene Forschende" and focused on quantum dot systems in InAs/InP nanowires and nanowire heterostructures.