Oleg Mukhanov has more than 30 years of experience in superconducting electronics and is recognized as a leader in the field.
Prior to founding SEEQC, for 27 years Oleg held roles of increasing responsibility at Hypres, the world leader in high-performance superconducting electronics. He joined Hypres to initiate the development of Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) superconductor circuit technology, which he co-invented in 1985 while a PhD student at Moscow State University. Over the years at Hypres, Oleg designed and demonstrated a number of world-record-setting digital circuits. He also has initiated and led many projects on high-performance superconductor digital, mixed signal, and analog circuits based on RSFQ logic and its derivatives. These include circuits and devices for data processors and memory, radio frequency signal reception, signal and time digital processing, cryogenic interfaces for a variety of applications including high-end computing, instrumentation, wireless communications, radar, and electronic warfare.
Oleg co-invented and led the development of a new generation of energy-efficient single flux quantum (SFQ) technology and superconducting ferromagnetic and superconducting spintronic random-access memories for energy efficient computing systems. He also co-invented a Digital-RF architecture and led the development of the cryocooled Digital-RF receiver system based on RSFQ logic – the world’s first commercial-grade use of superconducting digital technology.
From 2005-2007, Oleg was president of the US Committee on Superconducting Electronics. He was a long-time editor of the IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity journal and received an IEEE outstanding service recognition as an editor of special issues. Oleg is a Fellow of IEEE, active in the IEEE Quantum Future Directions Initiative, and a member of the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Small Scale Applied Superconductivity. Oleg has authored and co-authored over 200 scientific papers, book chapters, and patents.
Oleg earned a PhD in physics from Moscow State University and an MS (with honors) in electrical engineering from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.