Physics Ph.D. Student
Quantum Materials Group
Department of Physics
I am a technologist, entrepreneur, and physics Ph.D. student digging for ideas to advance the transformation of society through Quantum Technologies. My research goal is to design and fabricate ferromagnet-superconductor (FS) devices in which skyrmions and vortices co-exist and interact.
Ferromagnet-superconductor (FS) heterostructures are promising platforms for superconducting spintronics and topological quantum computing devices.
Realizing that advancing quantum technologies and making them mainstream requires an inclusive quantum tech ecosystem, I am a founding President and Senior Advisor of OneQuantum Africa, a local stage where we drive the quantum tech agenda for Africa, connect people, technology, and business opportunities.
My personal goal is to lower entry barriers for others in tech and make seemingly complicated subjects like quantum simple to understand and exciting to think about.
When not doing tech, I enjoy traveling, exploring the outdoors, and discovering new places.
- BS in Applied Physics, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), 2007
- MS in Physics, University of Witwatersrand, 2019
- PhD in Physics, Mines, 2026
- Skyrmion-vortex pairs
- Nanoscale transport
- Hybrid quantum devices
- Experimental Simulation of Hybrid Quantum Systems and Entanglement on a Quantum Computer, Farai Mazhandu, Kayleigh Mathieson, Christopher Coleman, and Somnath Bhattacharyya, Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 233501 (2019)
- Superconducting Diamond as a platform for quantum technologies, C. Coleman, F. Mazhandu, S. J. Reddhi, T. Aslan, D. Wei, C. Huynh, P. Gnauck and S. Bhattacharyya, Journal of Physics: Conference Series; Bristol Vol. 1461, Iss. 1, (Mar 2020)
- Bottom-up Nano-integration Technique for the Fabrication of Novel Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices Based on Granular Superconducting Diamond, S. Bhattacharyya, Farai Mazhandu, et al., IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing, and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), 2018, pp. 122-125, doi: 10.1109/3M-NANO.2018.8552214. (Aug 2018)