I am an assistant professor in the department of Physics and Applied Physics at University of Massachusetts Lowell. My research interests broadly span quantum physics with specific focus on quantum information processing, nonlinear dynamics and dynamical symmetry breaking in open quantum systems. I enjoy working at the interface of theory and experiments, the latter mostly employing superconducting quantum circuits as the platform. The wordle on the right, created with titles of my papers, gives a quick overview of my research. 

I completed my predoctoral education in New Delhi, India at St. Stephen's College and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. After doing a brief and enjoyab
le year-long stint as a Science Editor with Cambridge University Press (India), I moved to Yale University where I did my doctoral research. Post Ph.D., I moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher. 


  • JUNE 2017
    QUEST group welcomes new summer intern

    QUEST group has a new summer intern Vishnu Chavva, currently a physics major at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Welcome Vishnu!
    Posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:56 AM by Archana Kamal
  • MAY 2017
    QUEST group welcomes new members

    We are delighted to welcome graduate students Chung (Alvin) Kow and David Campbell, who are joining the QUEST starting summer 2017.
    Posted May 15, 2017, 1:29 PM by Archana Kamal
  • Mar 2017
    Nonreciprocal amplification paper published in Physical Review Applied

    Our paper on implementing directional/nonreciprocal amplification using minimal resources got published in Physical Review Applied. Enclosed is the mini-blurb accompanying the paper at Phys Rev Applied website.

    Detection and efficient readout of weak signals in the quantum regime are critical aspects of quantum information processing. Current measurement protocols rely on amplifiers plus signal routers (circulators or isolators), but bulk is problematic for any scalable architecture. The authors present minimal, efficient schemes to design nonreciprocal quantum-limited amplifiers for simultaneous routing and boosting of signals. This could lead to significantly simpler measurement chains, which is especially relevant in the face of increasingly complex multi-qubit experiments.
    Posted May 15, 2017, 1:28 PM by Archana Kamal
  • Dec 2016
    Quasiparticle pumping paper published in Science

    Our paper on quasiparticle pumping for suppressing qubit relaxation got published in the journal Science. You can also see the accompanying press release by Julich Reseacrh Center (Germany) for an accessible summary of this work.
    Posted May 15, 2017, 1:30 PM by Archana Kamal
  • Oct 2016
    High coherence flux qubit in Nature Communications

    Paper on capacitively-shunted flux qubits, with collaborators at MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, published in Nature Communications. Read the full paper here (open access!).

    Posted May 15, 2017, 1:30 PM by Archana Kamal
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