Adrian Lupascu

Adrian Lupascu
Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Location: QNC 2202; RAC1 2112
Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 35468


Dr. Lupascu is an experimental physicist interested in the quantum dynamics of various types of physical systems and the application of quantum effects to build new types of detectors and quantum information processors. His Superconducting Quantum Device lab focuses on experimental research with superconducting devices, ranging from quantum bits for quantum information experiments, to superconducting resonators for loss characterization, among other projects.

Research Interests

  • Quantum Science
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Quantum Information Processing
  • Quantum Simulation
  • Quantum Sensors
  • Quantum computing with superconducting quantum circuits
  • Decoherence in superconducting devices
  • Quantum sensing
  • Quantum optics with superconducting circuits
  • Hybrid systems for quantum information processing
  • Nanomaterials


  • 2005, Doctorate Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2000, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania


  • 2011 Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • 2011 Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2007 Marie Curie Fellowship

Affiliations and Volunteer Work

  • Faculty, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Member, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
  • Cross appointed faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • PHYS 242 - Electricity and Magnetism 1
    • Taught in 2019
  • PHYS 461 - Nanophysics
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • PHYS 768 - Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2023
  • QIC 880 - Nanoelectronics for Quantum Information Processing
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2023

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • Flux qubits in a planar circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture: quantum control and decoherence, J.-L. Orgiazzi, C. Deng, D. Layden, R. Marchildon, F. Kitapli, F. Shen, M. Bal, F. R. Ong, A. Lupascu, Physical Review B 93, 104518 (2016), Arxiv
  • Observation of Floquet states in a strongly driven artificial atom, Chunqing Deng, Jean-Luc Orgiazzi, Feiruo Shen, Sahel Ashhab, Adrian Lupascu, Physical Review Letters 115, 133601 (2015), Arxiv.
  • Suspended graphene devices with local gate control on an insulating substrate, F. R. Ong, Z. Cui, M. A. Yurtalan, C. Vojvodin, M. Papaj, J.-L. F. X. Orgiazzi, C. Deng, M. Bal, A. Lupascu, Nanotechnology 26 405201 (2015), Arxiv.
  • Dynamics of parametric fluctuations induced by quasiparticle tunneling in superconducting flux qubits, M. Bal, M. H. Ansari, J.-L. Orgiazzi, R. M. Lutchyn, and A. Lupascu, Physical Review B 91, 195434 (2015), Arxiv.
  • Quantum physics: The path most travelled, A. Lupascu, Nature, News and Views 511, 538 (2014), Arxiv.