Julie Tournet is now a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian National University. Julie earned his MASc degree in Electrical Engineering (Nanotechnology) under Professor Zbig Wasilewski's supervision in 2015. Julie was the first student of the QNC-MBE Lab. She completed her B.Sc. in Physics and Engineering in Europe (Paris, Brest and Barcelona). Her Master’s project was dealing with optimizing cleaning and preparation processes of Silicon substrates, epitaxial growth of Al/Si heterostructures and their characterization.
The structures serve as a base material for the design of superconducting microwave coplanar waveguide resonators of high-quality factor for applications in quantum computing. This project is a collaboration between the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) lab and the Digital Quantum Matter (DQM) lab in the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). Other research interests include computational nano-electronics and astronomy.
Julie is originally from Reunion Island, a beautiful French island located east of Madagascar. She also loves travelling, learning new languages and doing a lot of sports!