Lieven Vandersypen

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor
Kavli Institute of NanoScience, TU Delft


Group website

Current research

  • The coherent control and entanglement of electron spins in coupled quantum dots, aimed at the realization of an elementary quantum computer. [project website]
  • Quantum transport in mesoscopic devices in graphene, a layer of graphite one atom thick in which electrons behave as relativistic particles. [project website]

Past research (PhD work)

Key publications

  • Single-shot correlations and two-qubit gate of solid-state spins
    K.C. Nowack, M. Shafiei, M. Laforest, G.E.D.K. Prawiroatmodjo, L.R. Schreiber, C. Reichl, W. Wegscheider and L. M. K. Vandersypen
    Science 333, 1269 (2011)
  • Locking electron spins into magnetic resonance by electron-nuclear feedback
    I. T. Vink, K. C. Nowack, F. H. L. Koppens, J. Danon, Yu. V. Nazarov and L. M. K. Vandersypen
    Nature Physics 5, 764 (2009)
  • Gate-induced insulating state in bilayer graphene devices
    J.B. Oostinga, H.B. Heersche, X. Liu, A.F. Morpurgo & L.M.K. Vandersypen
    Nature Materials 7, 151 (2008)
  • Coherent control of a single electron spin with electric fields
    K.C. Nowack, F.H.L. Koppens, Yu.V. Nazarov and L.M.K. Vandersypen
    Science 318, 1430 (2007)
  • Bipolar supercurrent in graphene
    H.B. Heersche, P. Jarillo-Herrero, J.B. Oostinga, L.M.K. Vandersypen, A.F. Morpurgo
    Nature 446, 56-59 (2007)
  • Driven coherent oscillations of a single electron spin in a quantum dot
    F.H.L. Koppens, C. Buizert, K.J. Tielrooij, I.T. Vink, K.C. Nowack, T. Meunier, L.P. Kouwenhoven, and L.M.K. Vandersypen
    Nature 442, 766-771 (2006)
  • Control and Detection of Singlet-Triplet Mixing in a Random Nuclear Field
    F.H.L. Koppens, J.A. Folk, J.M. Elzerman, R. Hanson, L.H. Willems van Beveren, I.T. Vink, H.P. Tranitz, W. Wegscheider, L.P. Kouwenhoven, and L.M.K. Vandersypen
    Science 309, 1346-1350 (2005)
  • Single-shot read-out of an individual electron spin in a quantum dot
    J.M. Elzerman, R. Hanson, L.H. Willems van Beveren, B. Witkamp, L.M.K. Vandersypen & L.P. Kouwenhoven
    Nature 430, 431-435 (2004)
  • Experimental realization of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm using nuclear magnetic resonance
    L.M.K. Vandersypen, M. Steffen, G. Breyta, C.S. Yannoni, M.H. Sherwood and I.L. Chuang
    Nature 414, 883-887 (2001)
  • Experimental realization of a quantum algorithm
    I.L. Chuang, L.M.K. Vandersypen, X. Zhou, D.C. Leung and S. Lloyd
    Nature 398, 143-146 (1998)

Reviews and popular articles

Brief CV

1996 MS in Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
1997 MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
2001 PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
2003 Assistant Professor (univ. docent), TU Delft
2006 Associate Professor (univ. hoofddocent), TU Delft
2007 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor (hoogleraar), TU Delft - Inaugural lecture [in Dutch]

2008 Member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
2008 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize
2008 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for Semiconductor Physics
2009 Teacher of the Year - Delft Applied Physics program
2012 Member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

Secondary employments



Name author: Angèle Fontijn
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