• MQSens Workshop

    Quantum Sensing with Nonclassical Mechanical Oscillators
    10th – 14th June, 2024

    About the Workshop


The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and young researchers from the fields of quantum sensing and opto-/electromechanics in order to explore how quantum protocols can be adapted to mechanical sensors in the quantum regime for various applications.

The conference will be organized in Hotel Nuuksio https://hotellinuuksio.fi/

The workshop is organized as part of European Union’s Quantera Program project MQSens: “Quantum Sensing with Nonclassical Mechanical Oscillators”, which is a consortium comprised of research groups from ETH Zürich, Aalto University, ICFO, the University of South-Eastern Norway, and the University of Malta.

Conference chair:

Mika Sillanpää

Aalto University




Mahdi Moghaddam




  • Nancy Aggarwal
    UC Davis
  • Allison Carter
    NIST Boulder
  • John Davis
    University of Alberta
  • Christian Degen
  • Uros Delic
  • Alex Eichler
  • Anja Metelmann
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Martino Poggio
    Uni Basel
  • Fabian Wolf
    PTB Braunschweig
  • Adrian Bachtold


Monday (10/06/2024)
18.30Welcoming arrival, snack
Tuesday (11/06/2024)
8:50 – 9.00Opening words
9:00 – 9:40Christian Degen: Quantum sensing and metrology with NV centers (Invited talk)
9:40 – 10:20Anja Metelmann: Heating and Cooling with a Shark (Invited talk)
10:20 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 11:20Victor Bittencourt: Magnon-microwave backaction noise evasion in cavity magnomechanics (Contributed talk)
11:20 – 11:50Lorenzo Dania: Ground-state cooling of angular motion in levitated optomechanics (Contributed talk)
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 13:40Adrian Bachtold: Nonlinearities in mechanical resonators approaching the quantum regime (Invited talk)
13:40 – 14:20Uros Delic: Collective optomechanical effects in nanoparticle tweezer arrays (Invited talk)
14:20 – 15:10Coffee break
15:10 – 15:40Claudiu Genes: Single and multimode optomechanics (Contributed talk)
15:40 – 16:10Bhavesh Kharbanda: Intrinsic Frequency Noise Cancellation using Cavity Optomechanics (Contributed talk)
16:10 – 16:40Juuso Manninen: Hybrid optomechanical superconducting qubit system (Contributed talk)
17:00 – 18:00Dinner
18:00 – 20:00Sauna
Wednesday (12/06/2024)
9:00 – 9:40Fabian Wolf: Motional quantum state engineering for quantum logic spectroscopy of trapped ions (Invited talk)
9:40 – 10:20Allison Carter: Quantum Sensing in a Penning Ion Trap (Invited talk)
10:20 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 11:20Victor Roman-Rodriguez: Ultrastrong coupling between a CNT nanomechanical resonator and a double quantum dot qubit (Contributed talk)
11:20 – 11:50Karl Pelka: Routing entanglement through quantum networks (Contributed talk)
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 17:00Guided hiking tour in Nuuksio
17:00 – 18:00Dinner
19:00 – 21:00Poster Session
Thursday (13/06/2024)
9:00 – 9:40Martino Poggio: Using nanomechanics to study nanomagnetism (Invited talk)
9:40 – 10:20Alex Eichler: Optomechanical scanning force microscopy for Nanoscale MRI (Invited talk)
10:20 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 11:20Fabio Pistolesi: Force detection with nanomechanical qubit (Contributed talk)
11:20 – 11:50Jonathan Wise: Nonclassical mechanical states in cavity optomechanics in the single-photon strong-coupling regime (Contributed talk)
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 13:40Nancy Aggarwal: Levitated quantum sensors for gravitational wave detection (Invited talk)
13:40 – 14:20John Davis: HeLIOS: Searching for Wavelike Dark Matter Using Superfluid Electromechanics (Invited talk)
14:20 – 15:10Coffee break
15:10 – 15:40Yu Yang: Strong non-linearity in a mechanical system (Contributed talk)
15:40 – 16:10Kjetil Børkje: Nonclassicality in optomechanics from single sideband-photon detection: beyond the single phonon regime (Contributed talk)
16:10 – 16:40Matthijs de Jong: Casimir force measured between superconducting plates (Contributed talk)
17:00 – 18:00Dinner
Friday (14/06/2024)


  • Wednesday (12/06/2024)
  • Shivangi Dhiman: Self induced oscillations in a non-linearly coupled magnetomechanical system
  • Andraz Omahen: Quantum gravitational wave detector based on high overtone bulk acoustic wave resonator
  • Elsa Vazquez-Rodriguez: Towards large quantum delocalization over a CNT mechanical resonator coupled to a qubit
  • Iuri Coroli: Tunable quantum control of optically levitated nanoparticles with a high-finesse cavity
  • Guillaume Bertel: Instabilities and non-classical states in a mechanical oscillator coupled to a two-level system
  • Clement Dutreix: Nanomechanical steady-state squeezing with an optical two-level system
  • Thomas Clark: An optically defined phononic crystal defect
  • P. Evren Korkmazgil: Nonlinear dynamics of nanomechanical drum resonators subject to a Casimir force
  • Alberto Hijano: Backaction evading measurements with feedback cooling
  • Megan Drasfield: Towards Magneto-optical Microscopy at Milli-Kelvin Temperatures
  • Matthew Herbst: Detecting Gravity at the Milligram Scale Using Optomechanics
  • Joe Depellette: Strong actuation and non-linear response of mass loaded membranes
  • Louise Banniard: Fast feedback control of mechanical motion using optomechanics
  • Riya Baruah: Thermal control of qubits using effective time-dependent temperatures


Application to the workshop can be done by filling the form here. If you would like an invitation letter for visa applications, please contact the organizers.

Deadline for registration: May17th


The hotel is about a half-hour drive from the Helsinki Airport. We will organize a few shuttles on the arrival and departure dates between the airport and hotel. Otherwise we ask all participants to book their own travel, and we will reimburse invited speakers afterwards. All other expenses (hotel, meals, etc.) for all attendees are covered by the workshop.