Quantum computing and technologies


The new quantum era is expected to have a revolutionary impact, enabling future research in several fields. To achieve this goal, is fundamental to know how to design very high performance quantum computing systems. The behavior of a quantum bit or Qubit offers a computational potential that is not achievable with classical information processing systems. The technological solutions for the realization of Qubits and their modeling from an electronic point of view are the starting point for the definition of computing architectures to support quantum computing. In particular, the hardware implementation of "quantum gates" and multi-qubit arrays represents the central nucleus of a quantum computer which, on the other hand, requires sophisticated interface circuits and cryogenic structures in order to be used effectively. Since the optimal engineering of quantum computers  requires a deep understanding of their fundamental behavior, their realization can be achieved only with the design of hardware-aware simulation infrastructures able to efficiently emulate the behavior of quantum hardware with a bottom-up approach, starting from the physical level, moving to the device level and up to the system level.

ERC sectors 

  • PE2_13 Quantum optics and quantum information
  • PE3_4 Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures
  • PE7_6 Communication systems, wireless technology, high-frequency technology
  • PE6_2 Distributed systems, parallel computing, sensor networks, cyber-physical systems
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_4 (Micro- and nano-) systems engineering
  • PE7_11 Components and systems for applications (in e.g. medicine, biology, environment)


  • Qubit technology and devices
  • Qubit modeling
  • Quantum hardware
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum key distribution (QKD)