Andrew Bestwick

Born April 5, 1985 in San Francisco, CA.


Electron transport in 3-D topological insulators.
Topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions.
Carbon-based nanoelectronic devices.


Stanford University
Ph.D. candidate, Physics.
Current research in David Goldhaber-Gordon's group explores the possible existence of Majorana fermion quasiparticles in superconductor-topological insulator devices.

Harvard University
A.B. in Physics & Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, 2007.
Undergraduate research in electron spin coherence in carbon nanotube double quantum dots.


Bain and Company, Inc.
Associate Consultant, 2007-2009.
Consulting work in front-end semiconductor manufacturing, financial services.


Stanford Graduate Fellow, 2012-14.
National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship, 2009-12.
John Harvard Scholar and Detur Prize, 2004.


J. R. Williams, A. J. Bestwick, P. Gallagher, Seung Sae Hong, Y. Cui, Andrew S. Bleich, J. G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher, D. Goldhaber-Gordon, Unconventional Josephson Effect in Hybrid Superconductor-Topological Insulator Devices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 056803 (2012).

J. J. Cha, J. R. Williams, D. Kong, S. Meister, H. Peng, A. J. Bestwick, P. Gallagher, D. Goldhaber-Gordon, Y. Cui, Magnetic Doping and Kondo Effect in Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons, Nano Letters 10:1076, (2010).

H. O. H. Churchill, F. Kuemmeth, J. W. Harlow, A. J. Bestwick, E. I. Rashba, K. Flensberg, C. H. Stwertka, T. Taychatanapat, S. K. Watson, C. M. Marcus, Relaxation and Dephasing in a Two-electron 13C Nanotube Double Quantum Dot, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 166802 (2009).

H. O. H. Churchill, A. J. Bestwick, J. W. Harlow, F. Kuemmeth, D. Marcos, C. H. Stwertka, S. K. Watson, C. M. Marcus, Electron-nuclear interation in 13C nanotube double quantum dots, Nature Physics 5, 321 (2009).