Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics


Austin Minnich

Austin Minnich

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2006; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008; Ph.D., 2011. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2011-17, Professor, 2017-.


Research Group Matters
Sonya Lincoln
250 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
(626) 395-3385

Research Group Website

Research Overview

Professor Minnich's research focuses on advancing microwave and millimeter-wave technology used in radio astronomy, quantum information science, and other applications. Current topics include investigation of electronic noise and nanofabrication processes for ultralow noise transistor amplifiers and quantum simulation using superconducting qubit quantum computers.

List of Research Areas

Low noise amplifiers, electronic noise, quantum-limited measurements, quantum devices and technology, quantum simulation

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