Assistant Professor of Physics, Center for Quantum Information Physics
Andrei Vrajitoarea is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. He experimentally explores science at the interface of condensed matter physics, quantum information, and quantum optics. His research is focused on building synthetic quantum materials from strongly interacting microwave photons using the quantum computing toolbox of superconducting circuits.
Harnessing the coherent quantum control and flexibility of the superconducting circuit platform, his lab investigates many-body phenomena and novel states of matter with photons, and how the collective behavior of interacting particles can lead to transformative technologies for quantum information science. Before joining NYU, he was a Kadanoff-Rice postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, and completed a PhD from Princeton University.