Student profiles

Casapao profile
Joshua Carlo Aparicio Casapao
NetQ PhD student
joshuacarlo.casapao at

I obtained both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where I mainly focused on entanglement detection theory. I also received a pre-PhD diploma in condensed matter and statistical physics from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Currently, I am working on the XZZX surface code. Outside physics, I enjoy reading anything about history and economics, playing PC and console games, as well as restaurant-hopping.

Lirabi profile
Golshan Lirabi
OIST Research intern

Golshan is an undergraduate physics student at the Sharif University of Technology. She is interested in quantum algorithms and is looking for a mentor to improve her research skills. She has also worked on the topic of modeling cardiac myocytes and LC polarization rotators. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and participating in book clubs. She is also interested in rock and cave climbing and welcomes new adventures with open arms.

Mordarski profile
Marcel Mordarski
OIST Research intern
marceljan.mordarski at

Marcel has a BSc in Natural Sciences (Physics and Inorganic and Material Chemistry) from the University College London and is finishing his MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. His thesis was on spin-qubit technologies at Hitachi Cambridge Lab. As a data analyst/researcher at Schneider Electric, ETH Zurich, and Selena Labs he worked on projects ranging from creating artificial skin to improving the assessment of employees' transferable skills with ML language models.

He is interested in condensed matter physics and quantum technologies, and is now expanding his skills in quantum algorithmics/cryptology. Marcel believes in raising society's scientific awareness through business innovation (winner of the 2021 Schneider Go Green and a finalist of the 2020 Bright SCIdea Challenge), scientific diplomacy (trained by the European Commission in Warsaw), and engaging public communication (TEDx speaker and a writer acclaimed in the St Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition). In his free time, he writes journalistic texts/stand-up routines and organises cycling trips

Wang profile
Zherui (Jerry) Wang
OIST Research intern at

Zherui (Jerry) Wang holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Master's degree in Quantum Computing from TU Delft. His wide-ranging interests within quantum information processing encompass areas such as quantum internet, quantum error correction, and quantum machine learning. In his spare time, Zherui enjoys sports like basketball and the game of Go. He's also an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves traveling, hiking, and swimming. When indoors, he enjoys immersing himself in the world of the Legend of Zelda, his favorite video game. One of Zherui's other passions is food - he's always on the lookout for tasty dishes from all around the world. He's excited to dive deeper into quantum information processing in the group.

Yuan profile
Zhenghan Yuan
OIST PhD student in rotation
z.yuan at

Zhenghan has a bachelor's in physics from University College London, and a M.Sc. in physics with quantum dynamics from Imperial College London. He has also worked on experimental quantum key distribution in University of Hong Kong. He is interested in ion trap quantum computing and is actively looking forward to improving his skills on theoretical quantum information. In his free time, he likes to play and watch football games and learn Japanese.