Gary Steele, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Title: Carbon nanotube resonators coupled to charge and flux
Dr. Gary Steele was born in Toronto, Canada, and studied Physics at McGill before moving to MIT to pursue his doctoral degree imaging the quantum Hall liquid with a scanning probe microscope with Ray Ashoori. After his Ph. D., he joined the group of Leo Kouwenhoven at TU-Delft studying carbon nanotubes. During his postdoctoral work, he developed a new technique for making suspended carbon nanotube devices, leading to a breakthrough it both their electronic and mechanical properties. In July 2010, Gary joined the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience as an Assistant Professor. His research group in Delft now focusses on quantum nanomechanics with NEMS devices made from carbon nanotubes and graphene which are coupled to superconducting microwave circuits.