Raffi Budakian

Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Joint WIN/IQC Nanotechnology Endowed Chair in Superconductivity

Research interests: coupling spins and nanomechanical oscillators; nanometer scale magnetic resonance imaging


Biography

Professor Raffi Budakian earned his Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2005, he was a visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. He then joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until his appointment at the University of Waterloo. In 2005, he won a World Technology Award for his work on the detection and manipulation of quantum spins. 

Education

  • PhD Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • MS Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
  • BS Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, 1994
Raffi Budakian
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo