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Matthew LaHaye

Matthew LaHaye

Associate Professor
Physics Department

209 Physics Building

Research Interests

  • Quantum effects in macroscopic systems.
  • Fundamental limits of measurement.
  • The physics and applications of Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS).


2005 Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
University of Maryland, College Park
1999 B.S. in Physics and Philosophy
University at Albany

Awards & Professional Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (Began May 2011)
  • Center for Physics of Information Postdoctoral Scholarship, Caltech (2005-2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member (Inducted Nov. 1997)

Selected Publications

Hao, Y., Rouxinol, F, & LaHaye, M.D. Development of a Broadband Reflective T-filter for Voltage Biasing High-Q Superconducting Microwave Cavities. Applied Physics Letters 105, 222603 (2014).

Suh, J., LaHaye, M.D., Echternach, P.M., Schwab, K.C. & Roukes, M.L. Parametric Amplification and Back-Action Noise Squeezing by a Qubit-Coupled Nanomechanical Resonator. Nano Letters 10, 3990-3994 (2010).

LaHaye, M.D., Suh, J. Echternach, P.M., Schwab, K.C., & Roukes, M.L. Nanomechanical Measurements of a Superconducting Qubit. Nature 459, 960-964 (2009).

Naik, A., Buu, O., LaHaye, M.D., Armour, A.D., Clerk, A.A., Blencowe, M.P. & Schwab, K.C. Cooling a Nanomechanical Resonator With Quantum Back-action. Nature 443, 193-196 (2006).

LaHaye, M.D., Buu, O., Camarota, B. & Schwab, K.C. Approaching the Quantum Limit of a Nanomechanical Resonator. Science 304, 74-77 (2004).