Dr. Silvia Ruffieux


Phone061 207 37 60

Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland


Since 2022:

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Quantum Sensing Group of Patrick Maletinsky, Department of Physics

Research topic: Fabrication and optimization of diamond NV center magnetometers


Parental leave

2020Postdoctoral researcher, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Continuation of my PhD project


PhD, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Quantum Device Physics, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience – MC2

Thesis: High-temperature superconducting magnetometers for on-scalp MEG

Supervisors: Dag Winkler, Justin F. Schneiderman, Alexei Kalaboukhov


Teaching Diploma in Physics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland


Master of Science in Physics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

Thesis: Towards cavity QED experiments with Rydberg atoms coupled to a 3D microwave cavity

Quantum Device Lab of Andreas Wallraff, Department of Physics


Bachelor of Science in Physics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

Selected Publications


Feedback solutions for low crosstalk in dense arrays of high-TcSQUIDs for on-scalp MEG
S. Ruffieux, M. Xie, M. Chukharkin, C. Pfeiffer, A. Kalaboukhov, D. Winkler and J. F. Schneiderman
Supercond. Sci. Technol. 30, 054006 (2017)



The role of kinetic inductance on the performance of YBCOSQUID magnetometers
S. Ruffieux
, A. Kalaboukhov, M. Xie, M. Chukharkin, C. Pfeiffer, S. Sepehri, J. F. Schneiderman and D. Winkler
Supercond. Sci. Technol. 33, 025007 (2020)



A 7-channel high-TcSQUID-based on-scalp MEG system
C. Pfeiffer*, S. Ruffieux*, L. Jönsson, M. Chukharkin, A. Kalaboukhov, M. Xie, D. Winkler and J. F. Schneiderman
IEEE T. Bio-Med. Eng. 67, 1483-1489 (2020)



Improved coupling of nanowire-based high-TcSQUID magnetometers - simulation and experiments
M. Xie, M. Chukharkin, S. Ruffieux, J. F. Schneiderman, A. Kalaboukhov, M. Arzeo, T. Bauch, F. Lombardi and D. Winkler
Supercond. Sci. Technol. 30, 115014 (2017)



Properties of grooved Dayem bridge based YBa2Cu3O7superconducting quantum interference devices and magnetometers
E. Trabaldo, S. Ruffieux, E. Andersson, R. Arpaia, D. Montemurro, J. Schneiderman, A.Kalaboukhov, D. Winkler, F. Lombardi, and T. Bauch
Appl. Phys. Lett 116, 132601 (2020)



Magnetic field sensing with the kinetic inductance of a high-Tcsuperconductor
V.Vesterinen, S. Ruffieux, A. Kalaboukhov, H. Sipola, M. Kiviranta, D. Winkler, J. F. Schneiderman and J. Hassel
AIP Adv. 9, 045217 (2019)