Hello! I’m Nik and I currently live and work in Vancouver, British Columbia. As I write this, I am working as a post doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. More specifically, I work with Joshua Folk doing quantum transport experiments. We have recently been excited about thermodynamic measurements of single electrons in GaAs quantum dots. Over the past three years, I have also been involved in the Microsoft collaboration to design/test hybrid semiconductor/superconductor devices that host Majorana quasiparticles; the goal being to build up the technology for Majorana-based quantum bits.
Prior to moving to Vancouver in late 2015, I earned my PhD in Physics with Nina Marković. My thesis work was on spin transport experiments in carbon nanotube quantum dots.
Before I even knew what a post doctoral fellow was, I grew up in Harrisburg, PA and attended college at the University of Pittsburgh. Much of my interest in research science originated with my work in fluid dynamics with Walter Goldburg at Pitt.
PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, 2015
Johns Hopkins University
BSc in Physics, 2007
University of Pittsburgh
N. Hartman, C. Olsen, S. Luescher, M. Samani, S. Fallahi, G. Gardner, M. Manfra, J. Folk, “Direct Entropy Measurement in a Mesoscopic Quantum System,” Nature Physics (2018).
T. Morgan-Wall, B. Leith, N. Hartman, A. Rahman, N. Marković, “Measurement of Critical Currents of Superconducting Aluminum Nanowires in External Magnetic Fields: Evidence for a Weber Blockade,” Physical Review Letters 114, 077002 (2015). arXiv:1406.6802
S. R. Diegelmann, N. Hartman, N. Marković, J. D. Tovar, “Synthesis and alignment of discrete polydiacetylene-peptide nanostructures,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 2028–2031 (2012).
N. Hartman, “Quantum Computing: From Transistors to Quantum Supremacy,” Nerd Nite YVR, Vancouver, BC, Canada (June 2018).
N. Hartman, C. Olsen, S. Luescher, M. Samani, S. Fallahi, G. Gardner, M. Manfra, J. Folk, “Direct Entropy Measurement in a Mesoscopic Quantum System,” Condensed Matter Seminar, Stanford University, CA, USA (March 2018).