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Benjamin Pingault

Assistant Staff Scientist

Spectroscopy and spin physics in wide bandgap semiconductors for quantum technologies


I am currently an assistant staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, in the Materials Science Division, as well as a CASE Affiliated Scientist at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge where I investigated the optical and spin properties of novel color centers in diamond, namely the silicon-vacancy and tin-vacancy centers. I then joined Harvard University as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow, working on interfacing the SiV spin with mechanical vibrations, and Delft University of Technology on many-body physics with nuclear spin ensembles in diamond.

My current research focuses on investigating the physics of spin defects in diamond and silicon carbide, and interfacing them with photonic and mechanical nanostructures for quantum technologies.

Selected publications