Reid Vorbach

Researcher (Quantum Computing)

About Reid

I am diligent worker who is passionate about working in quantum physics and quantum computing. In addition to my electronics, optics, and AMO lab experience, I have done 2 years of extensive theory/computational Quantum Computing research in the process of earning my MS Physics-Quantum Computing. The project focused on open quantum system dynamics (fault tolerance/error correction) for a single qubit coupled to classical noise. This experience has yielded me strong technical software and mathematical skills but also skills in communication for presenting my findings written in  my scientific lab reports.

Beside research, I enjoy science communication and engaged in teaching introductory college physics courses but also equally like the outdoors and became an avid unprofessional runner and hiker. Thank you for your consideration, below are my links to my profile and programming projects I’ve worked on.  

LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-vorbach-2021/

Github:          https://github.com/Qubit-2021/Quantum-Comuting-


  • ability to present technical documentation
  • Atomic Physics
  • Data Analysis
  • fiber optical coupling
  • FPGA (verilog programming)
  • Highly self motivated and organized
  • laser beam alignment
  • LaTeX (scientific documentation)
  • Mathematica
  • MS Office
  • oscilloscope
  • Python (programming language)
  • Qiskit (quantum computing programming)
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Research
  • RF generation/Function generator
  • Solid-State Physics
  • strong curiosity and willingness to learn new skills
  • teaching
  • team player and experienced in working in fast paced environments
  • Thermal and Statistical mechanics
  • troubleshooting (electrical & optical equipment)

Work Experience

June 2020 - Present
University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Fault tolerance/Error correction research (Open Quantum Systems); Principal Investigator: Professor Robert Joynt • Analytically derived mathematical models of solid-state qubits in open quantum systems using a ‘Transfer Matrix Method’ (https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217979211100990) • Developed the code for the method as well as formulated boundary conditions for Transfer Matrix input parameters, for studying short term decoherence behavior • Discussed findings in one-on-one settings as well as submitted research reports • Simulated theoretical test cases as well as predicted T1 Relaxation times from an experimental publication’s set up (https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02693) • Investigated Gerschgorin-Circle theorem’s applicability in research through modifying our analytical solutions and developed software code • Self-taught necessary advanced physics and math material under guidance of PI
September 2021 - May 2022
Teaching Specialist (General Physics 1 & 2)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Led, organized and instructed 6 discussions, 3 labs classes weekly of 25 students each • Routinely prepared, demoed, troubleshooted labs before scheduled classes in preparation for teaching • Worked through listed problems/concepts, collectively as a class, in front on a chalkboard • Reported section’s progress weekly to professors as well as worked in tandem in preparation for future teaching strategies on upcoming material • Regularly mediated collaborative team environments when teaching and troubleshooting labs • Guest lectured on 'Heat and Calorimetry', 3 times, in front of 100-150 students
April 2017 - May 2019
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Saint John's University
• Material science/optics research; Principal Investigator: Professor Charles Fortmann • Assisted in the initial design of the ‘optical refrigerating’ medium through investigating candidate materials and their properties within several groups • Worked in groups of 5 as well as communicated findings in weekly research meetings • Author in two publications found in SPIE journals as well as helped edit 2019 publication • Lead Poster Designer/Presenter for the 2019 SJU Research fair
March 2018 - March 2018
"Mini Solar Panel Charger" Workshop Leader
Saint John's University
• Led 3 groups of 4 volunteers in assembling 30 mini solar panel chargers along with other 'Society of Physics Student' leaders • Taught basic soldering and circuitry skills to undergraduate student volunteers • Guided and Instructed groups in a fast-paced dynamic environment • https://www.stjohns.edu/about/news/2018-06-05/stem-students-build-solar-cell-panels-puerto-rico
June 2018 - May 2019
Student Tutor
• Tutored high school students and undergraduates in individual 1-hour sessions • Subject areas: Introductory Physics & Biology, Pre-Calculus, American History, and SAT prep

Education & Training

July 2022 - August 2022
(Certificate) Qiskit-Quantum Simulations
• 2 week long virtual IBM summer school focused on using the Qiskit sdk to model Quantum physics/chemistry systems • topics covered across 36 problems included: Circuits programming, Complexity Theory & Optimization problems, Noisy simulations, Superconducting Qubit/hardware specific encoding • (grade: 100/100, https://www.credly.com/badges/a0c54811-1a6d-485d-bbdc-904b1937f65b/linked_in_profile)
September 2019 - December 2021
M.S. Physics-Quantum Computing
University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Industry focused physics graduate degree in Quantum Computing; (36cr total) • 3 semesters of graduate lab courses (optics, electronics, Quantum Computing lab respectively); as well as a semester of Solid-State Physics, Thermal Physics/Statistical-mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and 2 semesters of Quantum Computing (lecture) • 2 years of graduate research under Professor Robert Joynt; derived a transfer matrix that describes time evolutions for open Quantum systems, applied this to a few test cases as well as modelled an experimental publication's set up
September 2015 - June 2019
B.S. Physics
Saint John's University
• Awarded with Cum Laude (GPA > 3.5) • Earned Deans List for 3 academic years
United States of America
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