Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

The frontier of information processing lies in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. At the nanoscale, materials and structures can be engineered to exhibit interesting new properties, some based on quantum mechanical effects. Our research focuses on developing nanofabrication technology at the few-nanometer length-scale. We use these technologies to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on superconductive and free-electron devices. Our research combines electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and helps extend the limits of nanoscale engineering.


Adam McCaughan awarded 2016 Jin-Au Kong Award for outstanding PhD thesis in EE
Congratulations to Adam McCaughan for being awarded the 2016 Jin-Au Kong Award for outstanding PhD thesis in electrical engineering. Adam's thesis, titled, "Superconducting Thin Film Nanoelectronics," describes his work on... Read more >>
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Professor Berggren awarded the Frank Quick Research Innovation Fellowship
Congratulations to Professor Berggren on being awarded the Frank Quick Research Innovation Fellowship (FRIF). The FRIF was created through the generosity of EECS alumnus Frank Quick '69, SM '70 to... Read more >>
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Seeking Graduate Research Assistant in superconducting-nanowire based electronics
Developing superconducting-nanowire based electronics We are looking for a graduate research assistant (must be an admitted MIT graduate student) to develop novel quantum sensors, logic devices and digital circuits based... Read more >>
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Seeking post-doctoral candidate in electron optics and nanofabrication
Post-doctoral candidate sought with experience suitable to performing research in one or more of the following areas: design of electron optics, numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields and electron trajectories in... Read more >>
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New Paper: “nanoSQUID operation using kinetic rather than magnetic induction”
We report on a method of nanoSQUID modulation which uses kinetic inductance rather than magnetic inductance to manip-ulate the internal fluxoid state. We produced modulation using injected current rather than... Read more >>
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device