Bill Munro
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William John MUNRO received his D. Phil degree in Physics from the University of Waikato (NZ) in 1995 and has spent the majority of his career as an industrial scientist in both Hewlett Packard and NTT Basic Research Laboratories. Joining OIST in 2023, Bill’s research focus in Quantum Science ranges from foundational issues of quantum theory through to applications of quantum technology and designs for their practical realization.

Research Unit Administrator

Research Unit Administrator
Naomi Sato
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Naomi worked in a Tokyo-based International NPO for 11 years, and was stationed in Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Kenya as a on-site administrator. Naomi joined OIST in 2015 as an academic-industrial coordinator of TDIC for 8 years, and has been working as RUA of the Quantum Engineering and Design Unit since July 1, 2023.


Postdoctoral Researcher
Ivan Iakoupov
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Ivan Iakoupov has a PhD in quantum physics from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Ivan has worked on theoretical quantum optics, atomic physics, and circuit QED. Now, as a postdoc in OIST, Ivan is interested in applying advanced analytical and numerical techniques to find new applications for the diverse experimental platforms.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Heitor Peres Casagrande
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Heitor Casagrande received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Singapore University of Technology and Design in 2024, where he worked with quantum systems simulations and quantum complexity. Having joined OIST the same year, Heitor's interests range from renormalization group techniques with tensor networks and neural network quantum states to open quantum systems dynamics, as well as quantum chaos and complexity.


Research Intern: Kannan Vijayadharan (February 5 - March 15, 2024)