Florent Lecocq is a research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, in the Advanced Microwave Photonics group. The group focuses on developing technologies for quantum measurements and quantum information science using superconducting circuits. This includes the development of high-speed parametric qubit gates, nonreciprocal parametric amplifiers, microwave opto-mechanical devices and microwave-to-optical interconnects. Florent received his PhD in physics from the University of Grenoble and the Néel Institute before joining NIST in 2011.
2022: PML Distinguished Associate Award, related to the Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal for "for pioneering experimental techniques to generate and precisely measure the quantum entanglement of two macroscopic mechanical resonators."
2021: Physics World: Breakthrough of the Year, for "...entangling two macroscopic vibrating drumheads, thereby advancing our understanding of the divide between quantum and classical systems."
2018: PML Distinguished Associate Award, for "creating the fundamental, enabling components of future quantum networks that will process information much faster than current computer networks."
2012: Thesis prize ”C’Nano 2012"