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Asst. Prof. Peter G. Brereton

Peter G. Brereton


Office: (410) 293-6614, Chauvenet Hall 262
Lab: Chauvenet Hall 027


  • University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) (2009-2013)
    • Ph.D., Physics  
    • Thesis: Control of single InGaAs quantum dots with frequency-swept optical pulses
  • University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) (2001-2003)
    • MA (Cantab), Natural Sciences (Experimental Physics)
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) (1997-2001)
    • BS, Physics

(complete Peter G. Brereton CV)

Research Areas:

  • Optical control and characterization of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Quantum information processing with solid-state spin qubits
  • Interaction of light and matter
  • Fundamental tests of quantum mechanics

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 2013 - present)
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate, Electronic Materials Branch, U.S. Navy Research Laboratory (Oct 2012 - Aug 2013)
  • Officer, U.S. Navy Reserves (2009 - present)
  • Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy (2003 - 2009)



Dr. Peter Brereton

Most recent news:

Site-controlled dot paper in Nano Letters 

AFM scan of site controlled dots

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