Dr Kok Wai Chan
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Kok Wai Chan

 University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia 

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering 2012 
  • Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honours) 2008 
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Senior Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (May 2021 – current)

  • I am currently working on the implementation of spin-photon coupling in a silicon quantum dot qubit devices with on-chip fabricated superconducting microwave resonators to enable distant qubit coupling and realization of scaled-up quantum processor.

Head of Quantum Device Fabrication at IQM Quantum Computers, Finland (Jun 2019 – March 2021)

  • I led a team of quantum engineers, focusing on the design and fabrication of scalable superconducting quantum computing with circuit refrigeration for qubit reset and utilizes 3D integration technologies.
  • I also led the establishment of a cleanroom facility to manufacture commercial superconducting quantum computers.

Senior Scientist at Microsoft Quantum, Sydney Australia (Jun 2018 – May 2019) 

Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (Oct 2015 – Jun 2018) 

  • My research focused on the design and development of silicon quantum dot architecture with fabrication process suitable for scalable quantum computing. This architecture is based on metal—oxide—semiconductor compatible aluminum multi-layer gating technology. I played an integral role in this novel process in Prof. Andrew Dzurak’s group. I have fabricated devices which meet the experiment requirement for current state-of-the-art two-qubit logic gates operation and facilitated the first demonstration of full two-qubit state tomography and randomized benchmarking in silicon quantum dot spin qubit platform, published in Nature

Research Fellow at The National University of Singapore, Singapore (Oct 2012 – Sep 2015) 

  • I assisted the Director, Prof. Antonio Castro Neto to establish the Micro and Nano Fabrication Facilities under the National University of Singapore and Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) start-up grants, worth S$40 million. The cleanroom facility, named CA2DM Micro- and Nanofabrication Facilities comprise a state-of-the-art 800 sqm Class 100 and 1000 areas dedicated to 2D materials research such as graphene. I established and supervised a competent cleanroom operation and management team. I fabricated graphene bolometer devices which have produced results published in Nature

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (Sep 2011 – Jul 2012)

Newton Building, University of New South Wales
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Hensen B; Wei Huang W; Yang CH; Wai Chan K; Yoneda J; Tanttu T; Hudson FE; Laucht A; Itoh KM; Ladd TD; Morello A; Dzurak AS, 2020, 'A silicon quantum-dot-coupled nuclear spin qubit', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 15, pp. 13 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0587-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kokkoniemi R; Girard JP; Hazra D; Laitinen A; Govenius J; Lake RE; Sallinen I; Vesterinen V; Partanen M; Tan JY; Chan KW; Tan KY; Hakonen P; Möttönen M, 2020, 'Bolometer operating at the threshold for circuit quantum electrodynamics', Nature, vol. 586, pp. 47 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2753-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Leon RCC; Yang CH; Hwang JCC; Lemyre JC; Tanttu T; Huang W; Chan KW; Tan KY; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Morello A; Laucht A; Pioro-Ladrière M; Saraiva A; Dzurak AS, 2020, 'Coherent spin control of s-, p-, d- and f-electrons in a silicon quantum dot', Nature Communications, vol. 11, pp. 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-14053-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang CH; Leon RCC; Hwang JCC; Saraiva A; Tanttu T; Huang W; Camirand Lemyre J; Chan KW; Tan KY; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Morello A; Pioro-Ladrière M; Laucht A; Dzurak AS, 2020, 'Operation of a silicon quantum processor unit cell above one kelvin', Nature, vol. 580, pp. 350 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2171-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Huang W; Yang CH; Chan KW; Tanttu T; Hensen B; Leon RCC; Fogarty MA; Hwang JCC; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Morello A; Laucht A; Dzurak AS, 2019, 'Fidelity benchmarks for two-qubit gates in silicon', Nature, vol. 569, pp. 532 - 536, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1197-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tanttu T; Hensen B; Chan KW; Yang CH; Huang WW; Fogarty M; Hudson F; Itoh K; Culcer D; Laucht A; Morello A; Dzurak A, 2019, 'Controlling Spin-Orbit Interactions in Silicon Quantum Dots Using Magnetic Field Direction', Physical Review X, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevX.9.021028
    Journal articles | 2019
    Yang CH; Chan KW; Harper R; Huang W; Evans T; Hwang JCC; Hensen B; Laucht A; Tanttu T; Hudson FE; Flammia ST; Itoh KM; Morello A; Bartlett SD; Dzurak AS, 2019, 'Silicon qubit fidelities approaching incoherent noise limits via pulse engineering', Nature Electronics, vol. 2, pp. 151 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41928-019-0234-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhao R; Tanttu T; Tan KY; Hensen B; Chan KW; Hwang JCC; Leon RCC; Yang CH; Gilbert W; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Kiselev AA; Ladd TD; Morello A; Laucht A; Dzurak AS, 2019, 'Single-spin qubits in isotopically enriched silicon at low magnetic field', Nature Communications, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13416-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chan KW; Huang W; Yang CH; Hwang JCC; Hensen B; Tanttu T; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Laucht A; Morello A; Dzurak AS, 2018, 'Assessment of a Silicon Quantum Dot Spin Qubit Environment via Noise Spectroscopy', Physical Review Applied, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.10.044017
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ferdous R; Chan KW; Veldhorst M; Hwang JCC; Yang CH; Sahasrabudhe H; Klimeck G; Morello A; Dzurak AS; Rahman R, 2018, 'Interface-induced spin-orbit interaction in silicon quantum dots and prospects for scalability', Physical Review B, vol. 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.241401
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fogarty MA; Chan KW; Hensen B; Huang W; Tanttu T; Yang CH; Laucht A; Veldhorst M; Hudson FE; Itoh KM; Culcer D; Ladd TD; Morello A; Dzurak AS, 2018, 'Integrated silicon qubit platform with single-spin addressability, exchange control and single-shot singlet-triplet readout', Nature Communications, vol. 9, pp. 4370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06039-x
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rossi A; Tanttu T; Tan KY; Iisakka I; Zhao R; Chan KW; Tettamanzi GC; Rogge S; Dzurak AS; Möttönen M, 2014, 'An accurate single-electron pump based on a highly tunable silicon quantum dot', Nano Letters, vol. 14, pp. 3405 - 3411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl500927q
    Journal articles | 2010
    Morello A; Pla J; Zwanenburg FA; Chan KW; Tan K; Huebl H; Mottonen M; Nugroho C; Yang C; Van donkeelar J; Alves A; Jamieson DN; Escott CC; Hollenberg L; Clark RG; Dzurak A, 2010, 'Single-shot readout of an electron spin in silicon', Nature, vol. 467, pp. 687 - 691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature09392
    Journal articles | 2010
    Tan K; Chan KW; Mottonen M; Morello A; Yang C; Van donkeelar J; Alves A; Pirkkalainen J-M; Jamieson DN; Clark RG; Dzurak A, 2010, 'Transport Spectroscopy of Single Phosphorus Donors in a Silicon Nanoscale Transistor', Nano Letters, vol. 10, pp. 11 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl901635j
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lim WH; Zwanenburg FA; Huebl H; Mottonen M; Chan KW; Morello A; Dzurak A, 2009, 'Observation of the single-electron regime in a highly tunable silicon quantum dot', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, pp. 242102-1 - 242102-3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3272858