I am a visiting scientist doing research in quantum information and classical transport at ICFO working with the Quantum Optics group of Maciej Lewenstein, and the Single Molecule Biophotonics group of María García-Parajo. In March 2015 I will join the group of Marco Dentz at IDAEA-CSIC studying anomalous transport, also in Barcelona.

My curriculum vitae .

My recent research interests are: quantum information theory, quantum entanglement, anomalous transport, and disordered systems.Recent projects:

** Distribution of quantum entanglement on networks**

This work is part of the larger problem of preparing, between distant parties, entangled states
that are consumed when performing quantum computational tasks. One begins with quantum
systems occupying vertices of a graph which can be, for instance, a regular lattice, or a complex
network. The entanglement is encoded in the edges of the graph. Various studies
have considered initial states and subsystems that are bipartite, multipartite, pure, or mixed; but the
entanglement is always local. The questions then concern manipulating the initial
system (using a restricted class of operations) to entangle widely separated nodes.
For instance: What is the most efficient protocol
for achieving long-range entanglement ? Given a class of networks, is
there a minimum entanglement below which long-range entanglement is impossible?

**Anomalous transport**

I am working in a collaboration between the groups of
Maciej Lewenstein
and María García-Parajo
at ICFO. We study anomalous transport of transmembrane receptors in eukaryotic cells.
This is part of the larger question of the origin and functional significance
of subdiffusive motion of subcellular structures, which has become a major focus of
research. We look for answers to questions such as: Is the subdiffusive motion due
to energetic traps, or geometric traps, or both ? What are the scales of inhomogeneity
in the effective matrix that the receptors see, or are there scale-free regimes ?
Current theoretical work on these questions is based on and contributes to
the decades-long quest to understand transport in disordered media.