Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren and Dr. P. Donald Keathley


Group Leaders

Professor Karl K. Berggren

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
50 Vassar Street, Suite 36-219
Cambridge, MA 02139

617.324.0272—Tel / 617.253.8509—Fax / 617.253.7545—Asst / RLE Biography / RLE Video

Prof. Berggren is the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he heads the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group. From December of 1996 to September of 2003, Prof. Berggren served as a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, and from 2010 to 2011, was on sabbatical at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.

His current research focuses on superconductive circuits, electronic devices, single-photon detectors for quantum applications, and electron-optical systems.

Prof. Berggren teaches across a range of subjects, including Digital Communications, Circuits and Electronics, Fundamentals of Programming, Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics, Introduction to Quantum Systems Engineering, and Introduction to Nanofabrication.

Prof. Berggren is a fellow of AAAS and fellow of IEEE. He is a Kavli fellow, and a recipient of the 2015 Paul T. Forman Team Engineering Award from the Optical Society of America. In 2016, he received a Bose Fellowship and was also a recipient of the EECS Department's Frank Quick Innovation Fellowship and the Burgess (‘52) & Elizabeth Jamieson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Prof. Berggren has served as a consultant to a number of industrial, academic, and government organizations, and continues an active independent consulting practice.


Phillip "Donnie" Keathley

Group Leader and Principal Research Scientist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
50 Vassar St., Room 36-285
Cambridge, MA 02139


Phillip ("Donnie") Keathley received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2009, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2015. His research experience spans the areas of ultrafast optics, strong-field science, attosecond physics, nanophotonics, and plasmonics. He is currently a research scientist in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication group at MIT where he develops optical-field-driven electronics, nanoscale free-electron light sources, and radiation-hard nanoscale vacuum-electronics. He was recently named an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator to continue his work studying methods for petahertz processing of optical fields using nanoscale electron emitters.


Administrative and Technical Staff

Dorothy Fleischer

Administrative Assistant II

Rinske Wijtmans

Administrative Assistant II

Mark Mondol

Assistant Director, NanoStructures Laboratory

James Daley

Research Specialist


Students and Postdocs


Former Group Members