Former members of my group
Pedro Nevado was a PhD student working at University of Sussex (2013-17). His work deals with the theoretical description of trapped ion quantum simulators. In particular, we has studied how to implement quantum annealing and frustrated quantum magnets with trapped ion chains. More recent work includes the implementation of discrete gauge symmetries and topological models.
Samuel Fernandez started his PhD in September 2014 and defended his Thesis in 2018. He is working in the theoretical description of complex non-equilibrium quantum phases. In particular, Samuel develops a theoretical framework to understand dissipative phase transitions in systems of trapped ions and superconducting qubits. He also works on the emergence of topological properties in periodically driven quantum lattices, and the interplay between topology and dissipation.