Dr. Edward Laird

Department of Materials, University of Oxford, 16 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3JP 


Website 
Apr. 2013present 
Senior Fellow, Department of Materials, University of Oxford 
Oct. 2009Mar. 2013 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands 
Aug. 2002Sep. 2009 
Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA 
JuneSep. 2001 
Summer Student, DESY, Hamburg, Germany 
JuneSep. 2000 
Summer Student, UKAEA Fusion, Culham, UK 
2009 
PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA Advisor: Prof. Charles M. Marcus Thesis: ‘Electrical control of quantum dot spin qubits’ 
2005 
MA in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA 
2002 
MPhys in Physics, St John’s College, Oxford, UK Result: First Class Honours (5th of 160 in my year) 
Oct. 2013present 
Supervisor of 6 DPhil students 
2017 
Lecturer, "Quantum and Statistical Mechanics" (Undergraduate course, 12 lectures), Materials Department, Oxford University 
Oct. 2015present 
Undergraduate physics tutor, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University 
Summer 2013present 
Supervisor of 6 undergraduate summer students from Oxford University, Tsinghua University (China) and Colby College (US) 
Aug. 2006 Jan. 2007 
Teaching Assistant for course “Introduction to Laboratory Research” Department of Physics, Harvard University 
20132016 
Nonstipendiary Fellow, St Anne’s College Oxford 
2009 
Royal Commission of 1851 postdoctoral fellowship (declined) 
2009 
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (declined) 
2006 
Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the AAAS 
2002 
Purcell Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University 
19992002 
Casberd Scholarship, St John’s College, Oxford 
201718 
Oxford Innovation Society Fellow 
201617 
Organizer, UK Quantum Dot Meeting 2017 
2016 
Internal DPhil examiner, Department of Physics, Oxford University 
2015present 
Consultant, Oxford University Consulting 
2015 
External PhD examiner, Delft University of Technology 
2012present 
Reviewer for several national grant agencies 
2011present 
Reviewer for Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Science Advances, Physical Review Applied, Physical Review B, Nano Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Physica E. 
201721 
Efficient quantum device tuning using machine learning NQIT DTP studentship, £82,449 as PI 
201720 
The Nature of Quantum Networks John Templeton Foundation, €1,453,633 as coI 
201617 
A miniaturised atomic clock based on endohedral fullerenes EPSRC institutional sponsorship, £39,674 as coI 
201618 
Benchtop experimental test of gravitation as an observer of quantum states FQXi, $114,858 as coI 
201619 
An extensible simulation and test platform for quantum and quantum enabled technologies EPSRC, £1,445,889 as coI 
201617 
Electronics for nanodevices EPSRCIAA, £98,032 as PI 
201415 
Fast, sensitive electrometry using quantum devices in optimized circuits EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship, £9990 as PI 
201418 
Fast, precise electric field sensing using quantum singleelectron devices DSTL PhD studentship, £335,121 as coI 
201418 
An atomic clock based on endohedral fullerenes DSTL PhD studentship, £202,579 as coI 
201316 
Experimental tests of quantum reality Templeton World Charity Foundation, £1.8M as coI 
201317 
Marie Curie Career Integration Grant €100,000 as PI 
2013 
Electrical readout and control system for carbonbased spin qubits EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship, £30,000 as PI 
201318 
RAEng postdoctoral fellowship Royal Academy of Engineering, £543,593 as PI 
· Motion and time in carbon nanostructures
Invited seminar, University College, London, UK (13 Dec 2017, invited by Dr. M. Buitelaar)
· Sensing with quantum nanoelectronics: measuring qubits, motion, and time
Invited seminar, CIC NanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain (11 Dec 2017, invited by Prof. L. Hueso)
· Measuring motion and time in carbon nanostructures
Invited seminar, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK (11 Oct 2017, invited by Prof. L. Hao)
· Sensing with quantum electronic devices: measuring qubits, motion, and time
Invited seminar, IST
Austria (31 Mar 2017, invited by Prof. G. Katsaros)
·
Spin, valley, and motion in carbon nanotubes
Invited seminar,
Basel University (7 Nov 2016, invited by Prof. C. Schoenenberger)
·
Carbon
nanotube qubits and optomechanics
Invited colloquium, Strathclyde University (28
Oct 2015, invited by Prof. R Martin)
·
Carbon
nanotube qubits and optomechanics
Invited seminar, Heriot Watt University (26 Oct
2015, invited by Prof. E Gauger)
·
Spin
qubits and nanomechanics in carbon nanotubes
Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics Seminar,
University of Stuttgart, Germany (7 Nov. 2014, invited by Dr. L. Bogani)
·
Spin
qubits and nanomechanics in carbon nanotubes
Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics Seminar,
University of Cambridge, UK (Nov 2013, invited by Dr. M. Atatüre)
·
Spin
qubits and nanomechanics in carbon nanotubes
Condensed Matter Seminar, Lancaster University,
UK (June 2013, invited by Dr. R. Young)
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
Special seminar, RWTH Aachen (May 2013, invited
by Prof. C. Stampfer)
·
Gigahertz
nanomechanics and a valleyspin qubit in carbon
nanotubes
Invited Seminar, Eötvos
University, Budapest, Hungary (Nov 2012, invited by A. Palyi)
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
Seminar, Department of Materials, University of
Oxford, UK (May 2012, invited by Prof. G.A.D. Briggs.)
·
Controlling
spin qubits electrically
Materials Colloquium, University of Oxford, UK
(Oct 2010, invited by Prof. G.A.D. Briggs.)
·
Electrical
control of spin qubits in quantum dots
Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Technical
University of Delft, Netherlands (May 2009, invited by Prof. L.P. Kouwenhoven.)
·
Singleelectron
spin resonance without a timevarying magnetic field
Department of Materials, University of Oxford,
UK (May 2009, invited by Prof. G.A.D. Briggs.)
·
Spin
qubits in electrically defined quantum dots
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Group
Seminar, University of Cambridge, UK (May 2009, invited by Dr. M. Atatüre.)
·
Resonant
optomechanics with a vibrating carbon nanotube and a
radiofrequency cavity
Nanomechanics at Low Temperature: from classical
to quantum
conference, Nottingham, UK (11 April 2017, invited by Prof. A. Armour)
·
Towards
microwavetooptical conversion in molecular ensembles
Networks: From Classical to Quantum conference, Obergurgl,
Austria (April 2017, invited by Prof. J. Schmiedmayer)
·
Electrical Readout for Quantum Devices
CDT Quantum
Technologies Spring School, Windsor (17 Feb 2016, invited by Prof. J. Morton)
·
Nanomechanical resonators built from carbon nanotubes
Experimental Tests of Quantum Reality conference, Oxford (Oct 5 2015, invited by
Prof. G.A.D. Briggs)
·
A
spinvalley qubit in a carbon nanotube
IWEPMN Kirchberg,
Austria (14 Mar 2014, invited by Prof. Stephanie Reich)
·
A
spinvalley qubit in a carbon nanotube
Oxford Quantum Science and Technology
conference (Oct 2013, invited by Dr. P. Leek)
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
Spins in Saclay Meeting (May 2013, invited by Dr. D. Esteve)
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
S3NANO Winter School (Feb 2013, invited by
Prof. Alexander Tartakovskii)
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
Invited talk, Physique Quantique Mésoscopique,
Aussois, France (Oct 2012, invited by Prof. Hervé Courtois)
·
Spin and valley transport through carbon nanotube double quantum dots
Oral Presentation (selected), UK Quantum Dot Day 2018 (January 2018), Sheffield, UK
·
Spin resonance clock transition of the endohedral fullerene 15N@C60
Oral Presentation (selected), International Conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics (QuAMP) (September 2017), Glasgow, UK
·
Spin and valley transport through carbon nanotube double quantum dots
Oral Presentation (selected), Advances in Quantum Transport in Low Dimensional Systems (September 2017), London, UK
·
A
fewelectron triple quantum dot incorporating two fast charge sensors
Contributed Presentation, APS March Meeting (2009), Pittsburgh, USA
·
Hyperfinemediated
gatedriven electron spin resonance
Contributed Presentation, APS March Meeting
(2008), New Orleans, USA
·
Effect
of exchange interaction on spin dephasing in a double quantum dot
Contributed Presentation, APS March Meeting
(2006), Baltimore, USA
·
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube
Oxford Instruments Quantum Computing Webinar
(19 Nov 2015, invited by Dr. David Haynes)
·
Taming
Schrödinger’s cat in a nanotube cage
Subject Family Talk, St. Anne’s College, Oxford
(26 Nov 2014, invited by Dr. P. Judge)
·
Quantum
electronics using carbon nanotubes
Presentation to Oxford Materials Undergraduate
Society (Oct 2013)
(see also Google Scholar)

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High pressure electron spin resonance of the endohedral fullerene 15N@C60 R. T. Harding, A. Folli, J. Zhou, G. A. D. Briggs, K. Porfyrakis, E. A. Laird arXiv:1712.05991(2017) 

26 
Keeping Perfect Time With Caged Atoms (Popular article) K. Porfyrakis, E.A. Laird IEEE Spectrum 54 34 (2017) 

25 
Displacemon electromechanics: how to detect quantum interference in a nanomechanical resonator Kiran E. Khosla, Michael R. Vanner, Natalia Ares, Edward A. Laird arXiv:1710.01920 (2017) 

24 
Conditioned spin and charge dynamics of a single electron quantum dot Eliska Greplova, Edward A. Laird, G. Andrew D. Briggs, Klaus Mølmer Physical Review A 96 052104 (2017, Editor's Suggestion) 

23 
Spin resonance clock transition of the endohedral fullerene 15N@C60 R.T. Harding, S. Zhou, J. Zhou, T. Lindvall, W.K. Myers, A. Ardavan, G.A.D. Briggs, K. Porfyrakis, E.A. Laird Physical Review Letters 119 140801 (2017) 

22 
Strong coupling of microwave photons
to antiferromagnetic fluctuations in an organic magnet M. Mergenthaler, J. Liu, J. J. Le Roy, N. Ares, A. L. Thompson, L. Bogani, F. Luis, S. J. Blundell, T. Lancaster, A. Ardavan, G. A. D. Briggs, P. J. Leek, E. A. Laird Physical Review Letters 119 147701 (2017) 

21 
Hyperfine
and spinorbit coupling effects on decay of spinvalley states in a carbon
nanotube 

20 
Resonant optomechanics with a vibrating carbon nanotube and a
radiofrequency cavity 

19 
Photonassisted
tunneling and charge dephasing in a carbon nanotube
double quantum dot 

18 
Sensitive
radiofrequency measurements of a quantum dot by tuning to perfect impedance
matching 

17 
Quantum
transport in carbon nanotubes 

16 
A wideband tunable phase shifter for radiofrequency reflectometry 

15 
Electrically
driven spin resonance in a bent disordered carbon nanotube 

14 
A
valleyspin qubit in a carbon nanotube 

13 
Large
spinorbit coupling in carbon nanotubes 

12 
Valleyspin
blockade and spin resonance in carbon nanotubes 

11 
A High
Quality Factor Carbon Nanotube Mechanical Resonator at 39 GHz 

10 
ChargeState
Conditional Operation of a Spin Qubit 

9 
Coherent
spin manipulation in an exchangeonly qubit 

8 
Electrical
control of quantum dot spin qubits 

7 
A new
mechanism of electric dipole spin resonance: hyperfine coupling in quantum
dots 

6 
Measurement
of Temporal Correlations of the Overhauser Field in
a Double Quantum Dot 

5 
Hyperfinemediated
gatedriven electron spin resonance 

4 
Preparing,
manipulating, and measuring quantum states on a chip 

3 
Effect
of Exchange Interaction on Spin Dephasing in a Double Quantum Dot 

2 
Coherent
Manipulation of Coupled Electron Spins in Semiconductor Quantum dots 

1 
First
results from MAST
