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.


Navid Abedzadeh Highlighted by RLE
Periodically, the Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE) at MIT highlights one research student. This month, QNN’s Navid Abedzadeh was highlighted. Navid is currently involved in the Quantum Electron Microscope project. The... Read more >>
Emily Toomey awarded 2017 Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Award for best EE Master’s Thesis
Congratulations to Emily Toomey for being awarded the 2017 Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Award for best electrical engineering Master's Thesis in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Emily's thesis,... Read more >>
Qing-Yuan Zhao awarded the 2nd prize in the Jan Evetts SuST award at EUCAS
Congratulation to former QNN post-doc Qing-Yuan Zhao for being awarded the 2nd prize in the Jan Evetts SuST award at the EUCAS conference for his paper: Qing-Yuan Zhao, Adam N.... Read more >>
NbN Nanowire Research Highlighted in Scilight
Recent work published by our group was featured in Scilight "New method for making superconducting NbN nanowires could make single photons easy prey" by Mark Bello. The reference paper is: Andrew... Read more >>
Welcome to Murat Onen and Marco Turchetti
Welcome to the group to our new EECS Ph.D. students Murat Onen and Marco Turchetti.
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The nanocryotron: A superconducting-nanowire three-terminal electrothermal device