Alessandro Rossi


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Alessandro has joined the Department of Physics at Strathclyde as a Chancellor's Fellow in 2019. He has been jointly appointed with the National Physical Laboratory, where he holds a Measurement Fellowship. His research interests span from quantum computing to quantum electrical metrology in semiconductor systems, as well as development of hybrid opto-electronic nanotechnology.

Alessandro studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples (Italy) where he received his BSc and MSc summa cum laude.
After working for two years as an engineering consultant at Altran Ltd (Italy), he moved to the UK to engage in his doctoral studies in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Alessandro graduated in 2011 with a dissertation on microwave-assisted charge transport in single-electron transistors.
Following the award of his PhD, Alessandro worked at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (UK) as a research scientist in the area of silicon-based quantum information.
From 2012 until 2015, he worked at the University of New South Wales (Australia) as a post-doctoral research assistant in the group of Prof. Andrew Dzurak. In Australia, Alessandro focussed on the development of silicon-based single-electron devices to generate electric currents with record accuracy. For this work, he was awarded Australia’s National Measurement Institute Prize for excellence in measurement research. He returned to Cambridge University upon the award of a EU Marie Curie Fellowship, which he held between 2016 and 2018.

Alessandro has personally raised competitive early career grants/scholarships from British, European and Australian funding agencies for a combined amount of over £500,000.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Master of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II

External positions

Measurement Fellow, National Physical Laboratory NPL

2019 → …


  • quantum computation
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Quantum phyiscs
  • metal-oxide-semiconductor
  • Quantum Dots
  • Condensed matter
  • Semiconductors
  • quantum electronics
  • Single-electron Devices

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 24 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Letter
6 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

A CMOS dynamic random access architecture for radio-frequency readout of quantum devices

Schaal, S., Rossi, A., Ciriano-Tejel, V. N., Yang, T-Y., Barraud, S., Morton, J. J. L. & Gonzalez-Zalba, M. F., 17 Jun 2019, In : Nature Electronics. 2, 6, p. 236-242 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
random access
radio frequencies
Semiconductor quantum dots
quantum dots
4 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for universality of tunable-barrier electron pumps

Giblin, S. P., Fujiwara, A., Yamahata, G., Bae, M-H., Kim, N., Rossi, A., Möttönen, M. & Kataoka, M., 2 Jul 2019, In : Metrologia. 56, 4, 17 p., 044004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semiconductor materials


Chancellor's Fellow

Alessandro Rossi (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Alessandro Rossi (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Appointment