Webinar on 'Application of Oxford Instruments Systems in Quantum, Photonic Devices & 2D Materials'

by Natasha Sufi

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Oxford Instruments Webinar

Featured topics:

  • ALD and ALE for Quantum Devices
  • Cryogenics for Quantum Devices
  • Photonic Device Fabrication
  • 2D Materials & CVD


This workshop is developed to give you an overview of Oxford Instruments solutions for Quantum and Photonic devices and 2D Materials. Oxford Instruments experts will give an overview of next generation dilution refrigerators and Atomic Scale Processing for Quantum Devices, Photonic Device Fabrication and nanomaterial processing capabilities including CVD and Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) deposition of TMDs. Our experts will share the potential of ALD and ALE techniques to solve critical problems in quantum device fabrication, we will discuss the latest customer systems and projects within the quantum ecosystem and present the latest in the technology of the perfect system for a multi-user and multi-system lab.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Russ Renzas is the Quantum Technology Manager at Oxford Instruments, where he focuses on the use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) and etch (ALE) to reduce loss in quantum devices. Russ was director of device fabrication at Rigetti Computing from 2016-2018. Russ studied Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at UC Berkeley (2010). He has co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles with over 3000 citations in fields ranging from nanoparticle catalysis to quantum computing and is a co-inventor on two quantum device fabrication patents. Russ is based in Reno, Nevada.

Dr. Harriet van der Vliet is the product segment manager for quantum technologies at Oxford Instruments NanoScience, having previously been a quantum engineer in the NPI team for over 3 years. Prior to this she received her PhD in quantum physics, specialising in current sensing noise thermometry and ultralow temperature engineering, from Royal Holloway, University of London’s Quantum Fluids and Solids group, The London Low Temperature Laboratory in 2017.

Dr. Katie Hore is the Commercial Solutions Team Leader for Optoelectronics, and Power and RF at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology. As an Applications Engineer, she specialises in etching indium phosphide, gallium arsenide, and other III-V related materials. She received her DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oxford where she studied solid-state hydrogen storage materials.

Katie also has an MRes in materials and nanotechnology from the University of Birmingham and an undergraduate chemistry degree from the University of Bristol. As well as managing the Optoelectronics, and Power and RF Applications Teams in the Applications Solutions Group, she works on developing and supporting etching processes for customer requirements and on new product introductions."

Dr. Owain Thomas is a PhD and a first-class honours science graduate who has more than 20 years of experience within an international semiconductor business environment gained through top quality, innovative work coupled with a highly motivated approach and strong interpersonal and management skills.

Currently working at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology as the Commercial Solutions Manager responsible in delivering multimillion-pound equipment for the semiconductor market. Managing a highly skilled team and a part of the senior management team contributing key business decisions including drivers for improved productivity and business growth across the whole organisation.

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