Taso Alkiviades
519-888-4567 x30219
Location: 
RAC 1103

As the RAC1 Lab Technologist, Taso is responsible for all equipment in the satellite cleanroom located in the RAC1 building.

His responsibilities include:

  • Installation and optimization
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Operator training
  • Administrative control point as site lead

Taso graduated from the Mechanical Engineering - Robotics and Automation program at Conestoga college. He has worked 8 years as an Environmental Systems Technologist at COMDEV, servicing space simulation systems, vibration test equipment and various thermal cycling systems. Taso has also worked as a Process Engineering Specialist at Aisin Canada overseeing two major assembly lines.

Group(s): 
Staff
Jeannie Bairos
519-888-4567 x37201
Location: 
QNC 3121

As Executive Assistant to the Director, Jeannie provides administrative support to the Director. She provides assistance with:

  • Admin support for Hiring Committee, IQC Board of Directors, Executive Committee, External Awards nominating Committee, Faculty meetings
  • Annual Faculty Reviews and IQC membership renewals
  • Director correspondence and administrative support for the Director’s research group
  • Maintaining records and copies of all IQC Memos of Understanding (MOUs)
  • General day-to-day management of the Director’s Office

Jeannie first started at the University of Waterloo in 2004 in the Faculty of Mathematics with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. She joined IQC in 2015 in her current role.

Group(s): 
Staff
Emma Bartlett
519-888-4567 x31480
Location: 
QNC 1211

As the Data Analyst, Emma manages the Institute for Quantum Computing's (IQC) membership database, tracks space allocation and handles all membership and reporting data for both the Administrative and Communications and Strategic Initiatives teams.

Group(s): 
Staff
519-888-4567 x38857
Location: 
QNC 4123

All office related emails for Professor Christine Muschik should be sent to: muschik.office@uwaterloo.ca.

Erica Boland provides support to the following faculty members:

  • Christine Muschik
  • Michal Bajcsy
  • Matteo Mariantoni
  • Joel Wallman
  • Christopher Wilson
  • Kevin Resch (Research Grants)
Group(s): 
Staff
Location: 
RAC2
Group(s): 
Staff
Matt Cooper
(519) 888-4567 ext. 38607
Location: 
QNC B214

Matt provides information technology support services for the members of the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Group(s): 
Staff
Emma DeSousa
519-888-4567 x38150
Location: 
QNC B207
Group(s): 
Staff
Christine Dietrich
519-888-4567 x37531
Location: 
RAC 1102

Chris joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in July 2014 as the IQC-RAC (Research Advancement Centre) receptionist, she previously worked in the Office of Advancement at the University of Waterloo for 27 years as a Gift Processing and Administrative Assistant.

As the IQC-RAC receptionist, Chris is the initial contact at IQC-RAC1 and RAC2. She handles general inquiries from external visitors and IQC members including:

  • Keys and fobs
  • RAC meeting room and seminar room calendars
  • Mailroom organization
  • Directory board maintenance
  • Contact information updates for IQC members
  • Parking
Group(s): 
Staff
John Donohue
519-888-4567 x38931
Location: 
QNC 1204

John is the Scientific Outreach Manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). John’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • The Undergraduate School for Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) and Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity program
  • Group tours of IQC
  • Strategic and scientific communications
  • Educational outreach
  • Support with government and industry outreach
  • Scientific demonstrations

John’s main role is to take quantum information science out of the lab and off the whiteboard and bring it to audiences of all sizes and types, including:

  • The general public through lectures about quantum information science and engineering, the importance of curiosity driven research, and the history of quantum mechanics.
  • High school students through lectures and workshops on quantum information, quantum cryptography, and various quantum phenomena.
  • University students through technical lectures on quantum computing, photonics, and various other topics.

John obtained his PhD in Physics and Quantum Information from the University of Waterloo in 2016, specializing in quantum nonlinear optics, followed by postdoctoral research at Paderborn University in Germany. Before that, he studied for his BSc in Physics at the University of Windsor.

Group(s): 
Staff
Lino Eugene
519-888-4567 x37788
Location: 
QNC 1611

As a Micro and Nanofabrication Process Specialist/Engineer, Lino is responsible for:

  • Recipe development
  • Technology integration
  • Process reviews & approvals
  • Equipment access reviews & approvals
  • Statistical process controls

Lino is available to help with:

  • Advice for building devices in the Quantum NanoFab
  • Advice on the feasibility of fabricating a device with Quantum NanoFab equipment
  • “Process flows” for building the device
  • Adaptations of an outside process to existing tools in the cleanroom
  • Hands-on training on equipment where he has particular expertise

Lino joined the institute for Quantum Computing in October 2016. He obtained PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec and in Integrated Electronic Devices at Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. In 2011, he joined McGill University where he held the position of Process Engineer at the McGill Nanotools Microfab facility until 2016.

Group(s): 
Staff
Kathryn Fedy
519-888-4567 x39080
Location: 
QNC 1204
Group(s): 
Staff
Tracey Forrest
519-888-4567 x38145
Location: 
RA2 3106
Group(s): 
Staff
Matthew Fries
519-888-4567 x38011
Location: 
QNC 1211

Matt joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2011. He manages both the long- and short-term stays of people at IQC. He is available to assist members with coordination and questions regarding IQC visitors.

Before joining IQC, Matt worked with the Math Faculty Computing Facility at the University of Waterloo.

Group(s): 
Staff
Sandra Gibson
519-888-4567 ext. 37980
Location: 
QNC B208

As the Nanofabrication and Characterization Scientist, Sandra is responsible for providing technical support for the various characterization tools available in the Quantum NanoFab.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Lab member training and qualification on characterization tools
  • Tool troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Providing sample- and instrument-specific guidance to users

She is available to assist users in producing high quality images, obtaining spectroscopic data and accessing advanced instrument features.

Sandra joined the Quantum NanoFab in June 2018. She obtained her PhD degree in Engineering Physics at McMaster University in 2015 and then went on to complete an appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Michael Reimer’s group in IQC. Her research focused on III-V nanowire-based devices and involved a broad range of fabrication and characterization techniques, including molecular beam epitaxy, transmission electron microscopy and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy.

Group(s): 
Staff
Paul Godin

Supervisor: Thomas Jennewein

Group(s): 
Staff
Location: 
QNC 1208
Group(s): 
Staff
Stefan Heinemann
519-888-4567 x30265
Location: 
QNC 3113
Group(s): 
Staff
Greg Holloway
519-888-4567 x34692
Location: 
QNC B208

As the Electron Beam Lithography Scientist, Greg is responsible for overseeing the various lithographic processes available in the Quantum NanoFab.

His responsibilities include:

  • Process and recipe development
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Lab member guidance, training, and qualification on lithographic tools

He is available to help users improve their lithographic processes, or trouble-shoot fabrication issues.

Greg joined the Quantum NanoFabrication and Characterization Facility in September 2017. He received his PhD in Physics (Quantum Information) from the University of Waterloo in 2017. His graduate studies focused on spin-based quantum computing in semiconducting nanowires and quantum dots.

Group(s): 
Staff
Colleen Kissack
519-888-4567 ext. 39391
Location: 
QNC B207
Group(s): 
Staff
Lana Kovacevic
519-888-4567 x37440
Location: 
QNC 1208
Group(s): 
Staff
Kimberly Kuntz
519-888-4567 x38936
Location: 
QNC 1206

As the Manager, Outreach and Events, Kim handles the plans, executes and coordinates conferences, summer schools, and workshops at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Kim is available to help with activities related to IQC events, including:

  • Budgets
  • Logistics
  • Help with invited speakers
  • Execution of the event
  • Registration
  • Website development
  • Promotion

Kim also manages the Undergraduate Research Award program. She is the point of contact for international students before they arrive and coordinates with the admin team for Canadian students. She also:

  • Arranges housing
  • Ensures that the students complete safety training
  • Manages/provides resources for the students during their time at IQC

Before joining the Communications and Strategic Initiatives team, Kim started with IQC in 2008 as a receptionist and as the Event/Visitor Coordinator.

Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Development Studies, as well as a Diploma of Social Work at the University of Waterloo. Since joining IQC, Kim has continued her education with certifications like project management.

Group(s): 
Staff
519-888-4567 x38016
Location: 
QNC 4121

Jisu Kwon provides support to the following faculty members:

  • Thomas Jennewein
  • William Slofstra
  • John Watrous
  • Vern Paulsen
  • Alan Jamison
Group(s): 
Staff
Chin Lee
519-888-4567 ext. 31189
Location: 
QNC 3108

Chin joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as the Research Support Assistant to Michele Mosca. She provides administrative and financial support, including granting agency budgeting and reporting. Chin’s roles in IQC also include:

  • Backup for the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Administrative Assistant to Michele Mosca, Ashwin Nayak, Debbie Leung, David Gosset, and Jon Yard as well as their students and postdoctoral fellows.

Chin has been involved with invoice management for IQC IT services in the past. Prior to joining IQC in August of 2012, she was part of the University of Waterloo Finance Department.

Group(s): 
Staff
Vito Logiudice
519-888-4567 x38703
Location: 
QNC 1207

Vito is the Director of the Quantum Nanofabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF) core scientific research platform. He joined the University of Waterloo in 2008 to participate in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre construction project and to spearhead the design, construction, fit-out and operational rollout of its world-class nanofabrication cleanroom facility, now known as the QNFCF. 

Vito received Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Applied Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal. He is a past member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec (OIQ) and a current member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Prior to joining McGill University in 2001 to design and implement the McGill Nanotools Microfab, Vito held various positions in industry including Mitel Semiconductor (currently Teledyne-DALSA) and Nortel Networks.

Group(s): 
Staff
Kaitlyn McDonell
519-888-4567 x38702
Location: 
QNC 3109

Kaitlyn coordinates the administrative aspects of the Institute for Quantum Computing’s Graduate Studies Program and acts as the Program Coordinator for the CryptoWorks21 program. Her responsibilities include:

  • Supporting, promoting, recruiting and goal-setting for the Collaborative Graduate Program in Quantum Information and the CryptoWorks21 training program
  • Recruiting students
  • Managing budget administration, records maintenance and scholarships
  • Preparing various reports and presentations, and
  • Acting as a point of contact for graduate students.
Group(s): 
Staff
Brian Moffat
519-888-4567 x38833
Location: 
QNC 4113

Supervisor: Thomas Jennewein

Group(s): 
Staff
Brian Neill
519-888-4567 ext. 39380
Location: 
QNC 3108

Joining the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in April 2014 as the Senior Technical Associate, Brian is a consultant affiliated with IQC, taking on specific projects related to commercialization of IQC research.

Brian is available to IQC members to:

  • Provide advice on commercialization of a potential product
  • Make introductions to potential industry partners
  • Advise on the marketability and positioning of a potential product

Brian also holds a product management leadership position in the information security industry. He has experience in information security and product management locally at BlackBerry.

Group(s): 
Research Associates; Staff
Nathan Nelson-Fitzpatrick
519-888-4567 x31796
Location: 
QNC 1611

Nathan joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in January 2012, after completing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. As the Nanofabrication Process Engineer, Nathan facilitates the use of Quantum NanoFab equipment for the IQC and WIN communities.

His main responsibilities include:

  • Optimization of equipment performance
  • Recipe development
  • Technology integration
  • Process reviews & approvals
  • Equipment access reviews & approvals
  • Equipment qualifications
  • Statistical process controls
  • Operating and recipe manuals

Nathan is available to help with:

  • Advice for building devices in the Quantum NanoFabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF)
  • Advice on the feasibility of fabricating a device with QNFCF equipment
  • “Process flows” for building the device
  • Adaptations of an outside process to existing tools in the cleanroom
  • Hands-on training on equipment where he has particular expertise

He is available for one-on-one consultation and education on cleanroom processes, and for developing new processes.

During his graduate studies he studied micro fabrication, thin film deposition, thin film characterization, X-ray crystallography and nanodevice design. His thesis was on the design and fabrication of micro- and nano-cantilever sensors out of sputtered metal alloys for chemical detection.

Group(s): 
Staff
Group(s): 
Staff
Mary Lyn Payerl
519-888-4567 x38392
Location: 
QNC 4311

As the Associate Director of Administration, Mary Lyn Payerl leads the administrative team and oversees space and building administration for the Lazaridis QNC and RAC1 buildings. Mary Lyn is a University of Waterloo Arts graduate and has been with the Institute for Quantum Computing since 2007.

Mary Lyn and the administrative team can assist IQC members with:

  • Space management
  • Building maintenance and signage
  • Key/fob control and security
  • IQC member data management
  • Visitor and Graduate Programs
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Faculty recruitment
Group(s): 
Staff
Harminder Phull
519-888-4567 x39323
Location: 
QNC 1203
Group(s): 
Staff
Kayleigh Platz
519-888-4567 x30264
Location: 
QNC 1206
Contact for: 
News stories, media requests and internal communications

As the Senior Manager, Liaison and Integrated Communications, Kayleigh is guiding the brand and communications strategy for IQC. She is responsible for telling the IQC story to multiple audiences including the media, general public and internal university audiences. She likes to connect complex ideas to everyday life.

Kayleigh holds a joint Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Rhetorical Writing and Professional English, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Issues Anthropology from the University of Waterloo where she studied design thinking, marketing and online identities.

Prior to joining IQC she was the Manager of Special Operations and the Community Relations Manager at Communitech. She has also held the position of Senior Digital Media Specialist at Communitech and Social Media Specialist at the University of Waterloo.

Group(s): 
Staff
Michele Roche
519-888-4567 x37379
Location: 
QNC 4123

In her role as Research Finance Coordinator, Michele assists the following faculty, as well as their students and postdoctoral fellows:

  • Norbert Lütkenhaus
  • Kyung Choi
  • Richard Cleve
  • Kazi Rajibul Islam
  • Adrian Lupascu
  • Crystal Senko

Michele is available to help with:

  • Providing administrative and financial support, including granting agency budgeting and reporting
  • Travel arrangements
  • Handling reimbursements

Prior to joining the team at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Michele worked in a variety of fields which include a long tenure at the City of Kitchener as an executive assistant/financial administrator, as well as an Executive Assistant with Waterloo Wellington Community Care and Executive Assistant at the University of Guelph.

Group(s): 
Staff
Guillermo Gomez Rodriguez
519-888-4567 x39026
Location: 
QNC B209
Group(s): 
Staff
Alex Rollinson
519-888-4567 x38927
Location: 
QNC 1203
Group(s): 
Staff
Roberto Romero
519-888-4567 x31323
Location: 
Office QNC B203, Lab QNC 4302

As the Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator, as well as the Fire and Emergency Evacuation Coordinator, for the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Roberto can help with any of your safety questions. He can help you find out what safety training you require and what procedures you should follow.

As the Electronics and Instrumentation Technologist at IQC, Roberto is responsible for:

  • Cryogenics
  • Milling: PCB (Printed Circuit Board), Soft Substrates and Soft Metals
  • Electro-plating
  • General Electronics Design and Assembly
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electronics Shop (free consumables – general resource for IQC members)
  • Equipment: Rental, Maintenance, Calibration and Certification
  • Temperature and humidity lab analysis data

Before joining IQC in May 2011, Roberto worked in the electronics engineering and manufacturing industry for 12 years. His experience includes:

  • New product application development
  • Validation and production test software development
  • New product validation and verification
  • Automated test systems development
  • Production personnel training
  • Technical support

Roberto also has information on companies that help provide solutions for IQC members in need of more resources.

Group(s): 
Staff
Saba Sadeghi
519-888-4567 ext. 36753
Location: 
RA2 2002

Supervisor: David Cory

Group(s): 
Staff
Rodello Salandanan
(519) 888-4567 ext. 31143
Location: 
QNC 1612

Rod is a Senior Equipment Technologist at the Institute for Quantum Computing. His main responsibilities include High Vacuum (HV) and Ultra High Vaccuum (UHV) equipment for etching, E-beam evaporation and sputtering. He handles:

  • Optimization and performance enhancements
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Operator training
Group(s): 
Staff
Matt Schumacher
519-888-4567 ext. 38030
Location: 
QNC 4107
Group(s): 
Staff
Matt Scott
519-888-4567 x39083
Location: 
QNC 1612

As the Fabrication Equipment Technologist, Matt is responsible for various equipment within the cleanroom. His other roles include:

  • Optimization and performance enhancements
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Operator training

Matt has been a licensed electrician for over five years and has worked on numerous projects around the Waterloo region, including the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre. Matt completed his apprenticeship program and trade school at Conestoga College.

Group(s): 
Staff
Ken Speirs
519-888-4567 x38288
Location: 
RAC 1103

Ken is a graduate of the robotics and automation engineering technology course at Conestoga College. He joins University of Waterloo after 10 years of experience in maintenance and repair of vacuum and thermal simulation chambers at a large aerospace communications company.

Group(s): 
Staff
Peter Sprenger
519-888-4567 ext. 39826
Location: 
RAC2 2012
Group(s): 
Staff
Siobhan Stables
519-888-4567 x38689, Alt/Mobile Phone: 226-929-6478
Location: 
QNC 1209

Siobhan Stables is responsible for establishing and generating awareness of IQC as a leading authority in quantum information and technologies. She oversees a high performing team that shares the research advances happening at IQC with the world.

Stables leads integrated communications (internal and external), media relations, brand marketing, educational outreach, strategic planning, impact assessment, and stakeholder relations.

Before joining the Institute, Stables worked with public and private sector organizations focusing on marketing communications, strategic planning, business intelligence and quantitative, and qualitative research. She holds degrees from the University of Waterloo and Schulich School of Business, York University.

Group(s): 
Staff
Ivar Tamaniau
519-888-4567 ext. 31187
Location: 
RAC2 1012
Group(s): 
Affiliates; Staff
Harmeny Toope
519-888-4567 x33481
Location: 
RAC 1106

As an Administrative Assistant, Harmeny assists the following faculty, as well as their students and postdoctoral fellows:

  • Jonathan Baugh
  • Raffi Budakian
  • Joseph Emerson
  • Na Young Kim
  • Michael Reimer
  • Adam Wei Tsen

Harmeny is available to help with:

  • Providing administrative and financial support, including granting agency budgeting and reporting
  • Handling reimbursements

Prior to joining the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Harmeny worked in a variety of fields including manufacturing, banking and other service industries in roles such as adminsitrative assistant, scheduler and operations cooridinator. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Conestoga College with a focus on international business, human resources management and operations management.

Group(s): 
Staff
Dylan Totzke
519-888-4567 x49017
Location: 
QNC B202

Dylan provides information technology integration and realization for the members of the Institute for Quantum Computing with a specialization in software and systems integration.

Group(s): 
Staff
Photo of John Watrous
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35370
Location: 
QNC 3312

Admin Support:

Postdoctoral fellows:

PhD students:

Group(s): 
Faculty; Executive Committee; Staff
Tarra Weber
519-888-4567 x31250
Location: 
RAC2 2102
Group(s): 
Staff
(519) 888-4567 ext. 48939
Location: 
QNC 0207
Group(s): 
Staff
Heidi Pries
519-888-4567 x39824
Location: 
RAC2 2106
Group(s): 
Staff