Benjamin joined the QCI hardware team to focus on superconducting device fabrication. He brings with him a diverse array of skills for micro- and nano-scale fabrication, including NEMS, high speed electronics, optical waveguides, and cryogenic devices. In 2010 he co-founded a startup company to make diamond jewelry more beautiful through application of plasma etched nanostructures. He has previously worked in the research labs of Profs. Michael Roukes and Axel Scherer at Caltech.