Peyton (Yinqiu) Shi obtained her BSc degree in Physics from the University of Toronto in 2014. In the summer of 2013, she conducted a research project at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany on Au-free InSb nanowires, which gave her much appreciation for nanotechnology. Peyton joined the group first as an M.Sc student in September, 2014. Then in 2015, she transferred directly to the PhD program to continue working on the project which focuses on the epitaxial growth and fabrication of InSb Quantum Well heterostructures for the experimental realization of Majorana bound states (MBS). This project is conducted in collaboration with the Coherent Spintronics Group of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
Peyton was born and raised in Nanjing, a beautiful historical city in China. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking, doing yoga, jogging, skiing, painting, dancing and playing pipa (a traditional Chinese lute). Peyton is also a huge fan of travelling and adventures.