Jonas Bylander

Associate Professor at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, room D419

Jonas Bylander has been on the faculty at Chalmers since 2013, teaching quantum optics, quantum information, and nanotechnology.

Jonas is a principal investigator in WACQT – the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology. His team’s research is focused on building a quantum information processor with superconducting circuits.

A quantum computer or quantum simulator can address certain computational problems that are intractable on a conventional supercomputer – a so-called “quantum advantage” or even “quantum supremacy.” Some application areas of such high-performance computing include optimization, machine learning, and quantum chemistry for biomolecules. The development of quantum hardware, control circuitry, and control methods for a quantum information processor constitute daunting challenges in physics as well as engineering. Keys to this research at Chalmers are the Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom at MC2 and the Quantum Technology measurement laboratory, equipped with several dilution refrigerators for cryogenic (10-mK) microwave and low-noise measurements.
​Lecturer and examiner:
FKA173 – Quantum optics and quantum informatics
• MCC115 – Modeling and fabrication of micro/nanodevices
Wacqt (Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology) is an initiative aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of Quantum Technology (QT). The centre is largely funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations.

Two parts
The project has two parts 
  • a core project on quantum computing, with the objective to build a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits
  • an excellence program that addresses all of the four subareas (Quantum computing, Quantum simulation,  Quantum communication and Quantum sensing) of Quantum Technology.

The quantum simulation and computing parts of the excellence program will be integrated with the core project, and located mainly at Chalmers University of Technology, the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), whereas the quantum sensing part will be coordinated from Lund University and the quantum communication part from the Royal Institute of Technology.
The vision
Our vision with this program is to build an open and interactive environment that strengthens the Swedish QT community. We believe that creativity is stimulated in an environment where students and researchers from different disciplines, as well as engineers and other industry representatives regularly meet in different constellations. A rich flow of ideas in an open environment increases both the scientific quality and relevance as well as shortens the time to utilization of results.
We have four main instruments to build this environment:
  • A graduate school, including a large number of industry PhD students
  • A postdoc program
  • A guest researcher program, where also experts from industry will be invited
  • A special program to actively involve industry
Link to Google Scholar here 
Link to Chalmers Publication Library (CPL) here

Education and degrees
  • Habilitation (docent), Physics, 2015
  • PhD in Physics, 2007, Chalmers University of Technology
  • MSc in Engineering Physics, 2002, Chalmers University of Technology; also at École Polytechnique, 2001–2002

Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Microteknology and Nanoscience
  • Associate Professor, from 2017
  • Assistant Professor, 2013–2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Research Scientist, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Associate, 2008–2011
Grants and scholarships
Grants obtained as principal investigator:
  • Swedish Research Council, Project grant young researchers 2013 (ID: 621-2013-4430)
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 2013 (ID: PCIG13-GA-2013-618353)
  • Chalmers Areas of Advance Nano and ICT, grants 2013, 2016 (x3) and 2017-2018
  • STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, Initiation grant 2013 (ID: IB2012-5060)
  • Sweden-America Foundation, grant 2008
Grants obtained as co-principal investigator:
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Jubilee donation 2017: WACQT
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Project grant 2014
Commissions of trust
  • Member of the Faculty Senate of Chalmers University of Technology, 2014–2020
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, 2015–2017

Organization of conferences and schools
  • Co-chair of LT28, 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Gothenburg, August 9-16, 2017
  • Member of the organizing committee, Chalmers Nano Initiative Seminar on Quantum Technology, Gothenburg, December 13-15, 2016
  • Member of the organizing committee, QUTE-EUROPE Summer School 2015, Hindås, June 21-27, 2015
Scientific interests and expertise
Quantum information technology, quantum computers and simulators. Quantum decoherence and noise in superconducting quantum circuits. Microwave quantum optics and parametric oscillators; non-classical states. Charge transport and quantum metrology in electronic nano-devices and mesoscopic conductors.
Expertise in the design, fabrication, and characterization of nanoelectronic devices; electrical precision metrology; microwave techniques; vacuum and low temperature techniques; data analysis and modeling; scientific and technical communication; supervision of research; teaching.

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2013. Modified: Wed 15 Nov 2017