Ashish Panigrahi
आशिष पाणिग्राही

Research Assistant
PGI-11, Forschungszentrum Jülich

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My name is Ashish Panigrahi (आशिष पाणिग्राही) and I am a research assistant at the JARA Institute for Quantum Information (PGI-11), Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of the SQUAD lab, advised by Dr. Vincent Mourik.

Prior to this, I studied physics at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and obtained my integrated master's (BS+MS) degree in physics with a minor in computer science from Homi Bhabha National Institute in June 2023. As part of my master's thesis, I worked jointly at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and the department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, as part of the Quantum Engineering group, advised by Professor Dorian Gangloff.

Since August 2021, I am also an IBM Qiskit advocate for my contributions to the Qiskit community.

I enjoy working on research pertaining to quantum computation and quantum information processing, specifically based on spin physics in solid-state platforms such as semiconductor quantum dots and similar low-dimensional nanostructures. In general, I am interested in mesoscopic systems that can leverage quantum phenomena to help understand fundamental physics involved, as well as to build hardware for technological applications.

Outside academics, I love playing racquet sports (especially badminton and table tennis), binge watching Seinfeld and tinkering around with electronic gadgets. I'm a strong advocate of free/libre & opensource software (free as in freedom) with adherence to the unix philosophy of "doing one thing, and doing it well".


I am always open to discussing ideas and opportunities for collaboration. Please feel free to reach out. I am also happy to give talks on my research in related seminars.

Email: ashish.panigrahi (at)

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