KIKO group

Below you find a list of current group members and openings. Enthusiastic thesis or internship students are always welcome to contact us directly and to enquire for opportunities. If no openings are listed, but you are a motivated person interested in joining our group, please feel free to get in touch. We may be able to figure out a way to support you. We strive after building a group where diversity is a core aspect, and we would be particularly happy to help you jump on board with us if you belong to an underrepresented category within physics.

Principal Investigator
Mohamed Bourennane, Professor.
Mohamed Bourennane

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Postdocs
Nassim Mahammedi, Ph.D.
Nassim Mahammedi

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Ph.D. students
Walid Cherifi
Walid Cherifi

Walid's research topics include the study of Coloured Centres in Diamond structures and Silicon Carbide. Applications can be found in Quantum Optics, Quantum Communication and Quantum Sensing.

Alban Seguinard
Alban Seguinard

Alban received his engineer degree in 2017 at Télécom Physique Strasbourg - Strasbourg University, where he also also obtained his BSc. He joined the KIKO group during his master thesis work, which was also the way into his PhD research where he is now developing entangled photon sources for higly secure quantum communication networks.

Naemi Florin
Naemi Florin

Before starting her PhD studies in experimental quantum optics, focusing on femtosecond laser writing of optical waveguides, Naemi studied engineering physics at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm. She did her master’s thesis on Weyl semimetal theory in Emil Bergholtz’s group at Stockholm University; the same group that she now collaborates with from the experimental side. She enjoys exploring the boundaries between theory and experiment, as well as the intersection between different scientific fields. Research aside, Naemi’s greatest passion in life is horses, and she also spends a lot of her free time vogue dancing.

Emil Håkansson

Emil started his academic career in Business and Administration by obtaining a B.Sc in Finance from Stockholm University. He then picked up the interest in physics and mathematics which rendered him a B.Sc in Physics as well a B.Sc in Mathematics, both from Stockholm University. Later he obtained a M.Sc in Computational Physics from Stockholm University. During his master's degree work, under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Bourennane, he studied optical micro-ring resonators. His research at SU will focus on multi-photon entanglement, quantum communication and quantum security. His other interests include financial trading, reading, programming, playing tennis and cross country skiing. He is pursuing his industrial Ph.D. in collaboration with Hitachi-ABB Power Grids at Västerås.

Amélie Piveteau
Amélie Piveteau

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Thomas Daugey
Thomas Daugey

Thomas Daugey received a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Optics and Photonics at the University of Franche-Comte, France in 2016 and 2018 respectively. He is currently persuing a PhD thesis entiteld "Design and realization of quantum frequency comb sources dedicated to quantum communications". This Thesis is a cotutelle between the Femto Institute in France and the Stockholm University.


Are you an enthusiastic, motivated student interested in doing your Ph.D. studies in our research topics?
Feel free to get in touch with us by email describing what drives your scientific curiosity
and why do you think you would be a good fit for the group.



Master and bachelor thesis candidates


Interested in doing your thesis project in our group?
Take a look at the "Thesis projects" tab.



Student Interns


Interested in doing an internship in our group?
Feel free to contact us.




Alumni


Postdocs


Ph.D. students
Massimiliano Smania


Massimiliano Smania received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Padua in 2012 and 2014 respectively. His Master's thesis on quantum communication was carried out at Stockholm University, where he also successfully completed his PhD studies in the same subject.




Bachelor thesis candidates