Dr Andre Xuereb

Dr Andre Xuereb

Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics

2015: Master in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship (MEnt) at the University of Malta
2011: Doctorate (PhD) in Physics in the Quantum Control group, run by Tim Freegarde, at the University of Southampton, UK. Thesis title: ‘Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force.’ Viva voce examiners: Prof. J. Dalibard (ENS Paris, external), and Prof. A. C. Tropper (internal)
2007: Bachelor of Science with Honours [BSc (Hons)] in Mathematics & Physics, University of Malta.

2014 to date – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Malta
2011 to date – Visiting Researcher with the QTeQ research group at Queen’s University Belfast
2013–2014 – Affiliate Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Malta
2011–2014 – 1851 Royal Commission Research Fellow
02–10/2011 – Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Klemens Hammerer at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at
the Leibniz University in Hanover

Research Interests: Quantum mechanics, optomechanics, quantum thermodynamics, quantum optics, laser cooling.

Malta at the Forefront of Quantum Communications


Selected Publications:

  • James Millen, and André Xuereb; Perspective on quantum thermodynamics; New J. Phys. 18, 011002 (2016); arXiv:1509.01086
  • Simon Pigeon, Lorenzo Fusco, André Xuereb, Gabriele De Chiara, and Mauro Paternostro; Thermodynamics of trajectories and local fluctuation theorems for harmonic quantum networks; New J. Phys. 18, 013009 (2016); arXiv:1510.01905. Highlighted in a Perspective article: New J. Phys. 18, 011001(2016)
  • Simon Pigeon, Lorenzo Fusco, André Xuereb, Gabriele De Chiara, and Mauro Paternostro; Thermodynamics of trajectories of a quantum harmonic oscillator coupled to N baths; Phys. Rev. A 92, 013844 (2015); arXiv:1411.2637
  • Matteo Brunelli, André Xuereb, Alessandro Ferraro, Gabriele De Chiara, Nikolai Kiesel, and Mauro Paternostro; Out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum optomechanical systems; New J. Phys. 17, 035016 (2015); arXiv:1412.4803
  • André Xuereb, Alberto Imparato, and Aurélien Dantan; Heat transport in harmonic oscillator systems with thermal baths: application to optomechanical arrays; New J. Phys. 17, 055013 (2015); arXiv:1411.1853
  • Simon Pigeon, André Xuereb, Igor Lesanovsky, Juan P. Garrahan, Gabriele De Chiara, and Mauro Paternostro; Dynamical symmetries and crossovers in a three-spin system with collective dissipation; New J. Phys. 17, 015010 (2015); arXiv:1409.0422
  • AndréXuereb, Hendrik Ulbricht, and Mauro Paternostro; Macroscopicity in an optomechanical matterwave interferometer; Opt. Comm. 337, 53 (2015); arXiv:1407.5196
  • Jiang Zhang, Tiancai Zhang, André Xuereb, David Vitali, and Jie Li; More nonlocality with less entanglement in a tripartite atom–optomechanical system; Ann. Phys. 527, 147 (2015); arXiv:1402.3872
  • Lorenzo Fusco, Simon Pigeon, Tony J. G. Apollaro, André Xuereb, Laura Mazzola, Michele Campisi, Alessandro Ferraro, Mauro Paternostro, and Gabriele De Chiara; Assessing the Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in a Quenched Quantum Many-Body System via Single Projective Measurements; Phys. Rev. X 4, 031029 (2014); arXiv:1404.3150
  • André Xuereb, Claudiu Genes, Guido Pupillo, Mauro Paternostro, and Aurélien Dantan; Reconfigurable long-range phonon dynamics in optomechanical arrays; Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 133604 (2014); arXiv:1312.5303
  • AndréXuereb, Hendrik Ulbricht, and Mauro Paternostro; Optomechanical interface for probing matterwave coherence; Sci. Rep. 3, 3378 (2013); arXiv:1308.3576
  • André Xuereb, Claudiu Genes, and Aurélien Dantan; Collectively-enhanced optomechanical coupling in periodic arrays of scatterers; Phys. Rev. A 88, 053803 (2013); arXiv:1304.4574
  • Claudiu Genes, André Xuereb, Guido Pupillo, and Aurélien Dantan; Enhanced optomechanical readout using optical coalescence; Phys. Rev. A 88, 033855 (2013); arXiv:1304.1715
  • André Xuereb, and Mauro Paternostro; Selectable linear or quadratic coupling in an optomechanical system; Phys. Rev. A 87, 023830 (2013); arXiv:1212.0641
  • Tim Freegarde, James Bateman, André Xuereb, and Peter Horak; Mirror-mediated cooling: A paradigm for particle cooling via the retarded dipole force; Annual Review of Cold Atoms and Molecules 1, 353 (2013); arXiv:0904.3059
  • André Xuereb, Claudiu Genes, and Aurélien Dantan; Strong Coupling and Long-Range Collective Interactions in Optomechanical Arrays; Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 223601 (2012); arXiv:1202.6210
  • André Xuereb, and Peter Domokos; Dynamical scattering models in optomechanics: going beyond the ‘coupled cavities’ model; New J. Phys. 14, 095027 (2012); arXiv:1204.5301
  • André Xuereb, Koji Usami, Andreas Naesby, Eugene S. Polzik, and Klemens Hammerer; Excitonmediated photothermal cooling in GaAs membranes; New J. Phys. 14, 085024 (2012); arXiv:1205.6726
  • André Xuereb, Marco Barbieri, and Mauro Paternostro; Multipartite optomechanical entanglement from competing nonlinearities; Phys. Rev. A 86, 013809 (2012); arXiv:1204.5870
  • AndréXuereb, Roman Schnabel, and Klemens Hammerer; Dissipative Optomechanics in a Michelson– Sagnac Interferometer; Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 213604 (2011); arXiv:1107.4908
  • André Xuereb, Peter Domokos, Peter Horak, and Tim Freegarde; Cavity cooling of atoms: Within and without a cavity; Eur. Phys. J. D 65, 273 (2011); arXiv:1101.2739
  • André Xuereb, Peter Horak, and Tim Freegarde; Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity; J. Mod. Opt. 58, 1342 (2011); arXiv:1101.0130