Mikko Möttönen

T304 Dept. Applied Physics

Mikko's research interests cover a wide variety of topics in quantum physics and technology. For example, he has studied magnetic-monopole analogues in Bose-Einstein condensates and single-electron pumping in silicon quantum dots. Currently, he is most focused on superconducting electric circuits which he has used to demonstrate the most sensitive bolometer and a quantum-circuit refrigerator. The refrigerator can potentially be used to demonstrate efficient initialization of superconducting qubits, a work that is currently on going. For further details, see the web pages of Mikko's Quantum Computing and Devices group: http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/qcd/

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Honorary Doctor of Technology

An honorary doctorate is a title granted to especially accomplished persons in recognition of their achievements.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Applied Physics Jan 2022

Nokia Foundation Recognition Award 2020

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Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Applied Physics Nov 2020

Väisälä Prize 2020

Annual science prize awarded by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Applied Physics Dec 2020

Innovation Professor of the Year 2021

The CTO of the Year Awards are given by Technology Industries of Finland, Business Finland and innovation consulting company Spinverse to highlight the importance of Chief Technology Officers’ work on the future competitiveness of Finnish industry. This year, also the work of Innovation Professors collaborating with companies was recognised. The awards were published and given on the 16th of February 2021 at the CTO Forum, an event which this year was themed around digitalisation and sustainability.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Applied Physics Feb 2021


  • Quantum Computing and Devices, Professor


Bordism Invariants of Colored Links and Topologically Protected Tricolorings

Toni Annala, Hermanni Rajamäki, Mikko Möttönen 2024

Wafer-scale CMOS-compatible graphene Josephson field-effect transistors

Andrey A. Generalov, Klaara L. Viisanen, Jorden Senior, Bernardo R. Ferreira, Jian Ma, Mikko Möttönen, Mika Prunnila, Heorhii Bohuslavskyi 2024

Single-shot readout of a superconducting qubit using a thermal detector

Andras Gunyho, Suman Kundu, Jian Ma, Wei Liu, Sakari Niemelä, Giacomo Catto, Vasilii Vadimov, Visa Vesterinen, Priyank Singh, Qiming Chen, Mikko Möttönen 2024

Many-excitation removal of a transmon qubit using a single-junction quantum-circuit refrigerator and a two-tone microwave drive

Wallace Teixeira, Timm Mörstedt, Arto Viitanen, Heidi Kivijärvi, András Gunyhó, Maaria Tiiri, Suman Kundu, Aashish Sah, Vasilii Vadimov, Mikko Möttönen 2024

Multimode physics of the unimon circuit

Sasu Tuohino, Vasilii Vadimov, Wallace Teixeira, Tommi Malmelin, Matti Silveri, Mikko Möttönen 2024

Quantum-circuit refrigeration of a superconducting microwave resonator well below a single quantum

Arto Viitanen, Timm Mörstedt, Wallace S. Teixeira, Maaria Tiiri, Jukka Räbinä, Matti Silveri, Mikko Möttönen 2024

Quantum error correction under numerically exact open-quantum-system dynamics

Aravind Babu, Tuure Orell, Vasilii Vadimov, Wallace Teixeira, Mikko Möttönen, Matti Silveri 2023

Observation of an Alice ring in a Bose–Einstein condensate

Alina Blinova, Roberto Zamora-Zamora, Tuomas Ollikainen, Markus Kivioja, Mikko Möttönen, David S. Hall 2023

Propagating quantum microwaves : towards applications in communication and sensing

Mateo Casariego, Emmanuel Zambrini Cruzeiro, Stefano Gherardini, Tasio Gonzalez-Raya, Rui André, Gonçalo Frazão, Giacomo Catto, Mikko Möttönen, Debopam Datta, Klaara Viisanen, Joonas Govenius, Mika Prunnila, Kimmo Tuominen, Maximilian Reichert, Michael Renger, Kirill G. Fedorov, Frank Deppe, Harriet van der Vliet, A. J. Matthews, Yolanda Fernández, R. Assouly, R. Dassonneville, B. Huard, Mikel Sanz, Yasser Omar 2023