Zachary Michael Gazzillo
Graduate Student
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY (2017-2021)
    • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude
      • Major: Physics
      • Minors: Mathematics and Philosophy
Research Interests

Zachary first began conduction research in a joint project between the RIT School of Physics and Astronomy and the RIT Department of Computer Science in which we took an interdisciplinary look to simulate soft matter physics with a quantum annealing computer. In 2019, they were awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for this project which resulted in a publication in The Proceedings of the Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference. In 2020, they began research investigating the ability of micro-ring resonators to produce high-fidelity NOON state generatiors by utilizing the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect.


(Soft matter, quantum information, quantum computing, nonlinear physics)

  • Z. Gazzillo, S. Franklin and S. L. Alarcón, "Using Quantum Computers to Study Random Close Packing of Granular Discs," 2019 Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC), Alexandria, VA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/IGSC48788.2019.8957200