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Theodor Lundberg

Theodor Lundberg

PhD Candidate in Quantum Computing and IBM PhD Fellow

M211, Microelectronics Research Centre
11 J J Thomson Avenue



Theodor Lundberg has experience in quantum physics and nanotechnology research from top academic labs at Harvard, UC Berkeley and the University of Copenhagen, where he worked with Prof. Philip Kim, Prof. Ali Javey and Prof. Charles Marcus/Prof. Jesper Nygaard respectively. His prior work spans studies of the fundamental physical properties as well as device applications of low-dimensional materials, predominantly graphene, molybdenum disulphide, and carbon nanotubes. Now at Cambridge, Theodor studies double quantum dot systems in silicon CMOS transistors as a potential method for implementing spin-based quantum computing. In his PhD, he specialises in the manipulation and control of single electron spins in order to achieve single qubit operation.

Theodor has been awarded more than 20 scholarships for his academic achievements, was recognised for his innovative thinking as winner of 'Danish Ideas' 2016 and for his leadership as winner of 'CEO for a Day' at Google in 2018. More recently, Theodor has been awarded a CSAR PhD Student Award and IBM PhD Fellowship in recognition of the industrial relevance of his doctoral research.

Research Interests

With the overall goal of pursuing scalable quantum computing, Theodor works on writing and manipulating quantum information in spin-based silicon quantum bits (qubits). These qubits are defined in silicon CMOS transistors fabricated using the same large-scale manufacturing techniques as in the existing silicon transistor industry, thus making this quantum computing platform particularly scalable. 

Supervisors: Prof. Henning Sirringhaus, Dr. M. Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba, and Dr. Jason Robinson

Other Professional Activities

Next to his PhD, Theodor is Co-founder and Director of Shaping Horizons, a science diplomacy initiative that uses science and technology as a tool to improve diplomatic relations and political conversation between different geographical regions. Shaping Horizons is officially supported by the University of Cambridge. In addition, he chairs the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club, is a board member of the Nordic Study Abroad Community, which he co-founded in 2016, and sits on the Senior Jury for Unge Forskere, the largest science fair in Denmark.