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The Quantum RF Team 

Joseph Bardin

Associate Professor 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Professor Bardin received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees from UCSB, UCLA, and Caltech, all in electrical engineering. From 2009-2010 he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Caltech High Speed Integrated Circuits Group. In 2010, he joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Since the fall of 2017, he has also been with the Google Quantum AI Group. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an ONR YIP Award, the UMass College of Engineering Oustanding Junior Faculty Award, and the UMass Convocation Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activities. 

Mohsen Hosseini

PhD Student

Mohsen Hosseini received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical
engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013
and 2015, respectively. He is currently working towards his PhD degree. His research interests include radio and millimeter wave-length frequency integrated circuits and systems.

Zhenjie Zou

PhD Student

Research Focus:
Bio: Zhenjie Zou received his BS from Wuhan University, China in 2009 and MS from Electronic Science Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, in 2012. From 2010-2016, he worked as an integrated circuit design engineer in Communication Software & ASIC Design National Engineering Research Center. Now, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in UMass, Amherst. His current research interests include Wideband discrete-time high linearity receivers, Low noise and low power consumption circuit design for Wireless transceiver applications and Cryogenic circuits design for quantum computing. In spare time, he likes traveling, cooking, and watching movies.

Wei-Ting Wong

PhD Student

Wei-Ting Wong received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2004 and 2006. From 2007 to 2011, he employed as a Microwave Engineer with the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA). In 2013, he joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst to pursue his Ph.D. His research interests include the design of RF integrated circuits and cryogenic low-noise amplifiers. In addition, his is a Japanese comic and J-pop connoisseur with 25+ years experience.

Sayan Das

PhD Student

Bio: Sayan Das completed his B.E. and M.Tech. from Jadavpur University and IIT Kanpur, both from India in the years 2010 and 2012 respectively. He then worked for four years as a Design Engineer at BitMappper Integration Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India. At BitMapper, his work was focused on designing and testing of electronics hardware for RF and analog systems. He started his PhD studies at NC State University from where he transferred to UMass Amherst after a year. Since 2017, he is working towards his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Umass in the Quantum RF group under Prof. Joseph Bardin. His research is focused on CMOS device modelling and exploring noise and power limit of CMOS. Apart from work he enjoys driving, hiking and cooking.

Randy Kwende

PhD Student

Randy Kwende received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He then joined R.F.M.D. (and later Qorvo) as a design engineer for their Cellular Base-station Business Unit, where he worked on custom RF Front-End components for receivers, for three years. Randy has been with the UMass Amherst Quantum RF group since 2015 in pursuit of his Ph.D. His research focus is on the design of cryogenic, semiconductor mixed-signal interface ICs for superconducting devices such as nanowires used in single-photon detection, and Josephson-junction-based qubits for quantum computing.

Matt Conte

PhD Student

Matt received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Eastern Nazarene College in 2005, and M.S. in electrical engineering with a focus on photonic materials and devices from Boston University in 2007. He was most recently employed at the Raytheon Company’s Microelectronics Engineering and Technology division where he specialized in III-V HEMT/CMOS measurement and modeling. Matt is a recipient of the Raytheon Advanced Studies Scholarship and has been engaged in research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the RF Quantum group since 2012. He has a passion for the martial arts and has trained in many styles. He has previously earned his 4th degree red belt in Taekwondo and is currently a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and competitor.

Prasana Ravindran

PhD Student

Prasana received the MS degree in 2013 and has since been working towards his PhD degree. His primary research interest is to explore the development of optimized interface circuits for superconducting single photon detectors. Apart from research he enjoys fantasy sports, and trying to lift heavy weights without hurting his back.  

Ajay Subramanian

PhD Student

Ajay Subramanian research interests include wideband reconfigurable low noise amplifiers, on chip sensing techniques for ultrawide band receivers, and mixed signal ICs designed in Bi-CMOS HBT processes and GaN/GaAs MMIC processes. Since 2009, he has been an employee of the MMIC Design group at Raytheon Corp. (Andover, MA) and is currently a PhD student within the UMass RFQuantum research group. He received his B.S.E.E from the Florida State University and M.S.E.E from the University of Central Florida specialized in Microwave Engineering.


Metin Ayata (MS 2014)

Staff Engineer @IDT

Bryce Fisher (BS 2017)

Engineer I @BAE

Hakan Coskun (PhD 2017)

Principal Engineer @Anokiwave

Harrison Schecter (BS, 2016)

Patent Agent @ Wolf Greenfield

Shirin Montazeri (PhD 2018)

Senior Engineer @Qualcomm

Minwo Wang (BS 2017)

PhD Student @Caltech

Su-Wei Chang (MS 2018)

President @TMYTEK


Lan Phuong (Panda) Nguyen Hoang (BS Hampshire College, 2017)

PhD Student @UCSD

Maruthi Yogeesh (MS 2013)

PhD, UT Austin

Currently at Intel

Mohammad Ghadiri-Sadrabadi (PhD, 2019)

Senior Engineer, IDT

Zach Boynton (BS, 2015)

PhD Student @Cornell

Jose LaSalle  (BS, 2016)

Product Management Engineer @ Ventacity Systems

Charif Mohammed (Postdoc, 2012)