Andrea Ruffino receives a Predoctoral Achievement Award
Andrea Ruffino, student in the Laboratory of Quantum Architecture in the School of Engineering has been awarded a Predoctoral Achievement Award by the Solid-State Circuit Society (IEEE SSCS).
Andrea Ruffino is one of the 23 students who received the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award. This $1,000 grant and reimbursement for registration fees to virtually attend all five Virtual SSCS sponsored conferences in 2021 are intended for the most promising students in the field of electrical circuits.
Applicants must be members of the IEEE and the Solid-State Circuits Society and have completed at least one year of study in a PhD program in the area of solid state circuits. Awards are made on the basis of academic record, quality of publications, and a graduate study program well matched to the charter of SSCS.
Andrea Ruffino (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Engineering Physics from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2013, and the triple joint M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems from Politecnico di Torino, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Grenoble, France, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2015. From 2015 to 2016, he was with Hypres, Inc., Elmsford, NY, USA, working on the design of superconducting readout circuits in rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) technology for superconducting nanowire detectors. In 2016, he joined EPFL, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in cryogenic CMOS electronics for qubit readout and control, focusing on single-chip cryo-CMOS transceivers for scalable silicon quantum computers. His work resulted in publications at the IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). He was among the Best Student Paper finalists at the RFIC Symposium 2019 and he is a recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2020-2021. His current research interests include analog and RF integrated circuit design, cryogenic CMOS electronics for quantum computing applications, superconducting electronics and sensors.