2021 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics, George Mason University, USA
Ian's research focuses on the spectroscopic investigation of optical and spin properties and subsequent quantum control of novel defects in synthetic diamond to make them accessible as quantum bits for future solid-state quantum computing applications. This involves a plethora of optical techniques such as high-resolution confocal microscopy of single molecule-sized defects at cryogenic temperatures down to 1.5K and in high magnetic fields of up to 9T. In addition, his expertise includes diamond nanofabrication techniques in a cleanroom environment to fabricate photonic structures aiding optical investigations.