M.Sc. Nikhitha Nunavath

PhD Researcher

Nikhitha Nunavath is a PhD researcher at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, in Quantum Communication Networks Research Group, at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Technische Universität Dresden. She received her BSMS dual degree majoring in physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati from 2016-2021. Her MS thesis was titled ‘Quantum teleportation – deterministic and probabilistic schemes’ for quantum communications. She then worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Japyee Institute of Information technology, Noida, India in the group of quantum optics and communications in 2021-2022. During this period she was a Junior Research Fellowship recipient, given by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Then after, she joined the chair as PhD researcher. Her research at TU Dresden majorly focuses on physical layer service integration for the classical-quantum hybrid network stack. She also is involved in post-quantum communications, specially in quantum semantics and quantum message ID problems, for there applications in 6G.


Email: nikhitha.nunavath@tu-dresden.de
Room: BAR I/42

Phone: +49 35146338611

Research Interests

1. Quantum physical layer service integration

2. Quantum semantic communications

3. Quantum identification codes (goal-oriented communication)



Review service

  • Reviewer IEEE European Wireless 2023
  • Reviewer IEEE GLOBECOM workshop 2023


She was awarded `NASI Swarna Jayanthi Puraskar 2021 – Physical Science India’, for the outstanding and notable research by young scientists given by National Academy of Sciences India



Nunavath, Nikhitha; Garbugli, Andrea; Nande, Swaraj Shekhar; Foschini, Luca; Bassoli, Riccardo; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Network Time Synchronization as a Quantum Physical Layer Service Proceedings Article

In: European Wireless (EW), Rome, Italy, 2023.