Dr Alessandro Rossi

Chancellor'S Fellowships


Personal statement

Alessandro is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Physics. He is jointly appointed with the National Physical Laboratory, where he holds a Measurement Fellowship. His research interests span from quantum computing to quantum electrical metrology in semiconductor systems, as well as development of hybrid super/semi-conductive nanotechnology.

Alessandro studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples (Italy) where he received his BSc and MSc summa cum laude.
After working for two years as an engineering consultant at Altran Ltd (Italy), he moved to the UK to engage in his doctoral studies in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Alessandro graduated in 2011 with a dissertation on microwave-assisted charge transport in single-electron transistors.
Following the award of his PhD, Alessandro worked at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (UK) as a research scientist in the area of silicon-based quantum information.
From 2012 until 2015, he worked at the University of New South Wales (Australia) as a post-doctoral research assistant in the group of Prof. Andrew Dzurak. In Australia, Alessandro focussed on the development of silicon-based single-electron devices to generate electric currents with record accuracy. For this work, he was awarded Australia’s National Measurement Institute Prize for excellence in measurement research. He returned to Cambridge University upon the award of a EU Marie Curie Fellowship, which he held between 2016 and 2018.

To date, Alessandro has raised competitive early career research income from British, European and Australian funding agencies for a combined amount of approximately £2m.


Relaxation dynamics of spin-3/2 silicon vacancies in 4H-SiC
Ramsay A J, Rossi A
Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Vol 101 (2020)
Waiting time distributions in a two-level fluctuator coupled to a superconducting charge detector
Jenei Máté, Potanina Elina, Zhao Ruichen, Tan Kuan Y, Rossi Alessandro, Tanttu Tuomo, Chan Kok W, Sevriuk Vasilii, Möttönen Mikko, Dzurak Andrew
Physical Review Research Vol 1 (2019)
Evidence for universality of tunable-barrier electron pumps
Giblin Stephen P, Fujiwara Akira, Yamahata Gento, Bae Myung-Ho, Kim Nam, Rossi Alessandro, Möttönen Mikko, Kataoka Masaya
Metrologia Vol 56 (2019)
A CMOS dynamic random access architecture for radio-frequency readout of quantum devices
Schaal Simon, Rossi Alessandro, Ciriano-Tejel Virginia N, Yang Tsung-Yeh, Barraud Sylvain, Morton John J L, Gonzalez-Zalba M Fernando
Nature Electronics Vol 2, pp. 236-242 (2019)
Gate-based single-shot readout of spins in silicon
West Anderson, Hensen Bas, Jouan Alexis, Tanttu Tuomo, Yang Chih-Hwan, Rossi Alessandro, Gonzalez-Zalba M Fernando, Hudson Fay, Morello Andrea, Reilly David J, Dzurak Andrew S
Nature Nanotechnology Vol 14, pp. 437-443 (2019)
Radio-frequency capacitive gate-based sensing
Ahmed Imtiaz, Haigh James A, Schaal Simon, Barraud Sylvain, Zhu Yi, Lee Chang-min, Amado Mario, Robinson Jason WA, Rossi Alessandro, Morton John JL, Gonzalez-Zalba M Fernando
Physical Review Applied Vol 10 (2018)

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Professional activities

Reviewer for Horizon 2020-funded project
Advisor for NPL's Future leaders fellowship applicants
National Physical Laboratory (External organisation)
Silicon devices for industry-friendly quantum technologies
Dawn of the Quantum Age
Semiconductor Devices for Quantum Technologies
Invited speaker

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Quantum ELecTronics in sIlicon Carbide (QELTIC)
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Measurement for Quantum (M4Q) Programme at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator)
Measurement service for industrial client (Quantum Motion Technologies ltd)
04-Jan-2021 - 22-Jan-2021
A Transportable Self-referenced Quantum Current Standard on a Silicon Chip
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2023
A Transportable Self-referenced Quantum Current Standard on a Silicon Chip
Rossi, Alessandro (Co-investigator)
Discovery Project funded by the Australian Research Council (AU$ 550,000)
16-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2023
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) support for National Quantum Technology Programme
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator)
Experimental work on silicon quantum bits in support of WP5 of the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub.
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Qaasim, Abubakr
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Qaasim, Abubakr (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023

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