Ivan Herrera Benzaquen

Dr Ivan Herrera Benzaquen

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Experimental physics researcher in the field of atomic physics and quantum information for more than 10 years. Participated in very different types of experiments during my career. I am particularly interested in the new uses and opportunities that the development of quantum technologies can bring to the world. I wish to pursue my career in innovative development R+D projects that can bring solutions to the problems of the world.

Working now on the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) system, this is a state‐of‐the‐art apparatus for measuring noble gas radioisotope concentrations to better than parts per trillion. By using laser and detection methods at the atomic level, such as laser cooling or magneto-optical trap ATTA is one of the most sensible systems to trace atoms from the environment.

ATTA has a direct impact on the community by enabling groundwater systems to be fully understood. Increasing water‐use efficiency of underground freshwater or forecasting the spread of a contaminant in groundwater in long-short time scales. another emerging application of ATTA is nuclear monitoring since the tracers can be produced by the manipulation of radioactive materials.

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Italian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 - 2013 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Spain Doctorate in Physics, Doctor en Ciencias Físicas
    2000 - 2003 niversidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain Master of Advanced Studies, Diploma de Estudios Avanzados
    1996 - 2000 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Spain Degree in Physics
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Dyke, P., Hogan, A., Herrera, I., Kuhn, C. C. N., Hoinka, S., & Vale, C. J. (2021). Dynamics of a Fermi Gas Quenched to Unitarity. Physical Review Letters, 127(10), 100405-1-100405-6.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2020 Kuhn, C. C. N., Hoinka, S., Herrera, I., Dyke, P., Kinnunen, J. J., Bruun, G. M., & Vale, C. J. (2020). High-Frequency Sound in a Unitary Fermi Gas. Physical Review Letters, 124(15), 150401-1-150401-6.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11 Europe PMC2
    2019 Dyke, P., Hoinka, S., Kuhn, C., Herrera, I., & Vale, C. (2019). Abrupt onset of pairing points to best theories for describing ultra-cold fermi gases. Australian Physics, 56(6), 154-155.
    2018 Peppler, T., Dyke, P., Zamorano, M., Herrera, I., Hoinka, S., & Vale, C. J. (2018). Quantum Anomaly and 2D-3D Crossover in Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases. Physical Review Letters, 121(12), 120402-1-120402-5.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS42 Europe PMC2
    2017 Haase, T. A., White, D. H., Brown, D. J., Herrera, I., & Hoogerland, M. D. (2017). A versatile apparatus for two-dimensional atomtronic quantum simulation. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88(11), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2017 Wang, Y., Tran, T., Surendran, P., Herrera, I., Balcytis, A., Nissen, D., . . . Hannaford, P. (2017). Trapping ultracold atoms in a sub-micron-period triangular magnetic lattice. Physical Review A, 96(1), 013630-1-013630-11.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11
    2017 Ruddell, S. K., Webb, K. E., Herrera, I., Parkins, A. S., & Hoogerland, M. D. (2017). Collective strong coupling of cold atoms to an all-fiber ring cavity. Optica, 4(5), 576-579.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS26
    2016 Wang, Y., Surendran, P., Jose, S., Tran, T., Herrera, I., Whitlock, S., . . . Hannaford, P. (2016). Magnetic lattices for ultracold atoms and degenerate quantum gases. Science Bulletin, 61(14), 1097-1106.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11
    2016 Lovecchio, C., Schäfer, F., Cherukattil, S., Alì Khan, M., Herrera, I., Cataliotti, F. S., . . . Caruso, F. (2016). Optimal preparation of quantum states on an atom-chip device. Physical Review A, 93(1), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS18
    2015 Lovecchio, C., Cherukattil, S., Cilenti, B., Herrera, I., Cataliotti, F. S., Montangero, S., . . . Caruso, F. (2015). Quantum state reconstruction on atom-chips. New Journal of Physics, 17(9), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2015 Herrera, I., Wang, Y., Michaux, P., Nissen, D., Surendran, P., Juodkazis, S., . . . Hannaford, P. (2015). Sub-micron period lattice structures of magnetic microtraps for ultracold atoms on an atom chip. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 48(11), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18
    2015 Surendran, P., Jose, S., Wang, Y., Herrera, I., Hu, H., Liu, X., . . . Hannaford, P. (2015). Radio-frequency spectroscopy of a linear array of Bose-Einstein condensates in a magnetic lattice. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 91(2), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2014 Jose, S., Surendran, P., Wang, Y., Herrera, I., Krzemien, L., Whitlock, S., . . . Hannaford, P. (2014). Periodic array of Bose-Einstein condensates in a magnetic lattice. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 89(5), 5 pages.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS34
    2014 Schäfer, F., Herrera, I., Cherukattil, S., Lovecchio, C., Cataliotti, F. S., Caruso, F., & Smerzi, A. (2014). Experimental realization of quantum zeno dynamics. Nature Communications, 5(1), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus129 WoS124 Europe PMC16
    2014 Lombardi, P., Schaefer, F., Herrera, I., Cherukattil, S., Petrovic, J., Lovecchio, C., . . . Cataliotti, F. S. (2014). Reading the phase of a Raman excitation with a multi-state atomic interferometer. Optics Express, 22(16), 19141-19148.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2013 Petrovic, J., Herrera, I., Lombardi, P., Schäfer, F., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2013). A multi-state interferometer on an atom chip. New Journal of Physics, 15(4), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS32
    2012 Herrera, I., Petrovic, J., Lombardi, P., Consolino, L., Bartallini, S., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2012). Degenerate quantum gases manipulation on AtomChips. Physica Scripta, T149(T149), 4 pages.
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    2005 Bartalini, S., Herrera, I., Consolino, L., Pappalardo, L., Marino, N., D'Arrigo, G., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2005). Full characterization of the loading of a magneto-optical trap from an alkali metal dispenser. European Physical Journal D, 36(1), 101-104.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8
    2005 Caruso, F., Herrera, I., Bartalini, S., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2005). Slow light amplification in a non-inverted gain medium. Europhysics Letters, 69(6), 938-944.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Tran, T., Wang, Y., Herrera, I., Balcytis, A., Nissen, D., Albrecht, M., . . . Hannaford, P. (2019). Trapping ultracold atoms in submicron period magnetic lattices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 11200. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: SPIE.
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    2014 Herrera, I., Petrovic, J., Lombardi, P., Schäfer, F., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2014). Light pulse analysis with a multi-state atom interferometer. In H. J. Schmiedmayer, & P. Walther (Eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1633 (pp. 237-239). Vienna Univ Technol, Vienna, AUSTRIA: AMER INST PHYSICS.
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    2013 Petrovic, J., Herrera, I., Lombardi, P., Schaefer, F., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2013). A multi-state interferometer on an atom chip. In CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO:QELS FS 2013. OSA.
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    2007 Herrera, I., D'Arrigo, G., De Cumis, M. S., & Cataliotti, F. S. (2007). Magnetic microtraps for quantum control. In International Journal of Quantum Information Vol. 5 (pp. 23-31). Ints Nazl Ric Metrol, Turin, ITALY: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2005 De Sarlo, L., Saers, R., Bartalini, S., Cataliotti, F. S., Fallani, L., Fort, C., . . . Inguscio, M. (2005). From superradiant Rayleigh scattering to Bragg scattering. In European Physical Journal D Vol. 32 (pp. 167-170). La Thuile, ITALY: SPRINGER.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2004 Cataliotti, F. S., Herrera, I., Bartalini, S., Fort, C., Fallani, L., & Inguscio, M. (2004). Generation and propagation of coherent matter waves. In S. Martellucci, & M. Santarsiero (Eds.), FREE AND GUIDED OPTICAL BEAMS (pp. 37-50). Erice, ITALY: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD.
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  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83132392
  • Email: ivan.herrerabenzaquen@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor First Floor
  • Room: 1.85
  • Org Unit: Physics

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