PhD - Leuven | About a week ago
Quantum computing is expected to power the next revolution in science. In the past 50 years, progress in digital computing has powered basically every innovation in human society. Starting from room-sized systems with very basic performance available to only large organizations, every individual now has enormous computing power at his fingertips in his smartphone. After orders of magnitude of scaling, silicon CMOS technology has reached line features of 7nm and below now. Some further scaling is still possible, but several physical limits are in reach. Whereas classical computing systems operate on ‘bits’, that can have a value of 0 and 1, the next revolution will be enabled by a new computing paradigm, i.e. quantum computing. A quantum computer operates on ‘qubit’ (quantum bits), that can simultaneously be in both the 0 and 1 state with a certain probability. That enables it to process information in parallel, such that a quantum computer with N qubits can perform similar to a classical computer with 2N bits.
Required background: electrical engineering, analog integrated circuit design
Type of work: 20% system study, 60% integrated circuit design & layout, 20% measurements
Supervisor: Piet Wambacq
Daily advisor: Jan Craninckx
The reference code for this position is 2021-051. Mention this reference code on your application form.