BAHADIR DÖNMEZ

Master’s Student · Quantum Engineering

BORN: Erzincan, Turkey

RESIDENCE: Zürich, Switzerland

NATIONALITY: Turkish

ALMA MATER: Bogazici University

INSTITUTION: ETH Zürich

RESUME

Doing world-class research is what gives me the greatest joy in life. My research interest lies at the intersection of Electronics, Information Processing, Quantum Computing and Quantum Devices.. In addition to being very enthusiastic and hardworking in scientific domain, I enjoy participating in various extracurricular activities that would enhance my leadership and team working skills.

EDUCATION

MSc. in Quantum Engineering

Sep. 2019 – Present

Zürich, Switzerland
  • Courses taken mainly on: Quantum Information Processing, Qiskit, FPGAs, Superconducting Devices, Quantum Optics, Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Overall GPA: 3.70/4.00
  • Honors: High Honors, Rectorate Award
  • Courses taken mainly on: CMOS VLSI, FPGAs, Signals Processing, Numerical Methods, Microelectronic Circuits, Materials Science, Physical Electronics, Solid State Physics, Experimental Physics

Erasmus Program in Electrical Engineering (with Full Scholarship)

Apr. 2017 – Sep. 2017

Munich, Germany
  • Courses taken mainly on: Operational Amplifiers, Control Systems, Nanoelectronics, Quantum Mechanics

Dual Diploma of Turkish and German Education Systems in Mathematics and Sciences Track

Sep. 2009 – Jun. 2014

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Turkish Diploma Grade: 95.24/100
  • German Abitur Grade: 1.4/6.0

EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT

Semester Thesis Student

Sep. 2020 – Dec. 2020

Zürich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Supervisor: François Swiadek
  • Developed an integrated design framework in Mathematica for the readout circuitry of the quantum processors.

Research Assistant

Dec. 2019 – Sep. 2020

Zürich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Supervisors: Dr. Philipp Kurpiers, Josua Schär & Simon Storz
  • Created CAD models and drawings for a new light-tight and bottom accessible 8-port sample holder using Inventor.
  • Designed the 10mK temperature plate cabling compatible with the new sample holder and side port of the cryostat.

Summer Intern

Jun. 2019 – Oct. 2019

Zürich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Supervisor: Dr. Sebastian Krinner
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  • Used KiCAD to design PCB schematics and layout of a bi-directional current source of a superconducting RF switch.
  • Developed C based Microcontroller firmware for PIC18F24J50 and Python based control software for the host PC.
  • Stabilized temperature using LakeShore Controller 331 and adapted the LabView interface for temp. monitoring.
  • Implemented analysis functions in Mathematica for Character Randomized Benchmarking of two-qubit gates.

Summer Intern

Jul. 2018 – Sep. 2018

Zürich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Supervisor: Dr. Abdulkadir Akin
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  • Developed arbitrary waveform generator for low latency quantum feedback system using Virtex-7 FPGA.
  • Created functions in Visual Studio to program the AWG, converted them to DLL’s to build a LabVIEW interface.

Research Assistant & Bachelor Thesis Student

Sep. 2017 – May. 2019

Istanbul, Turkey
Principal Investigator: Prof. Şenol Mutlu
Supervisors: Ozan Ertop & Zahid Sağıroğlu
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Paper (IEEE)

  • Fabricated water-gated field effect transistor through photo-lithography using CVD deposited graphene on SOI.
  • Developed a VB Script to program Impedance Analyzer and automate impedance measurements using macros.
  • Analyzed the impedance data with MATLAB to extract the RC time constant and solution conductivity.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sep. 2016 – Apr. 2017

Istanbul, Turkey
Principal Investigator: Prof. Özhan Özatay
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  • Performed simulations COMSOL Multiphysics and Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework.

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERING

Secretary

Nov. 2019 – Nov. 2020

Zürich, Switzerland
  • Maintained membership forms and prepared official documents of the society.
  • Designed social media graphics and the new web page: turquia1912.org.
  • Co-organized a reception to celebrate Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day.

President of Engineering Faculty and Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department

Jun. 2018 – Jun. 2019

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Attended the Faculty Board meetings held biweekly and represented 2200 engineering students.
  • Co-organized Graduation Ball and After Party 2019 for over 700 attendees.
  • Projects implemented: Grad School Consultancy, Quick Start Guide to Department, Career Development Program

Vice President of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department

Nov. 2017 – Jun. 2018

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Projects implemented: Undergraduate Research Program, Academy Seminars Video Series, Mentorship Program

Power & Energy Society Founder & Chair

May. 2015 – Feb. 2016

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Conference organized and led: Bogazici Energy Summit (Received IBM Students for a Smarter Planet Award)

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS & TEST SCORES

Bogazici University

Rectorate Award (Given to one student among 2000 graduating students)

2019

Istanbul, Turkey

Bogazici University

High Honors

2019

Istanbul, Turkey

TOEFL IBT

109 / 120

2018

Istanbul, Turkey

GRE General

Q: 170 / 170
V: 155 / 170
AW: 3.5 / 6

2018

Istanbul, Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Undergraduate Scholarship

2016

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish University Admission Exam

Ranked 88th among 2.1 million students

2014

Istanbul, Turkey

SKILLS

Programming & Data Analysis

C/C++, Python, Qiskit, VBScript, LabVIEW, VHDL, Verilog, MATLAB, Wolfram Mathematica, OriginLab

Simulation Software

AWR Microwave Office, COMSOL Multiphysics, LTspice, TINA-TI, ModelSim, IRSIM, OOMMF

Hardware & Prototyping

KiCAD PCB Designer, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Vivado, Xilinx ISE, Magic VLSI

Devices & Equipment

FPGA, Arduino, LakeShore Temperature Controller, RF Network Analyzer, Impedance Analyzer

Languages

Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Fluent), French (Basic)