Who We Are

Quantum Research Center (QRC) is a new international center of excellence for research into quantum technologies. Led by a globally recognised expert in the field, Professor Jose Ignacio Latorre, we are dedicated to building the first quantum computer in the region.

At QRC, we are inspired by our vision of quantum technologies that recognises the numerous positive applications our work can have in industries and scientific disciplines far beyond our core areas of focus.

QRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a UAE-based research center that aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies.

We belong to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

At QRC, we are developing a new generation of quantum technologies, including quantum cryptography, quantum communications and quantum sensing. We conduct basic research and partner with other scientific institutions to pioneer new projects​.

The focus of our research is threefold: pursuing a full-stack approach to quantum computation based on superconducting circuits, crafting ultra-precise quantum sensors that exploit the levitation properties of microscopic objects, and designing entanglement distribution for quantum communication.

The research spirit of the center is complemented by a strong interest in applications such as quantum algorithms for artificial intelligence and drug discovery, a new generation of navigation devices, and real-life quantum cryptographic solutions.

Today, our work focuses on:

Our Team

At QRC, we are bringing together a team of the sharpest minds from across the global quantum community to investigate the toughest questions and respond to critical challenges – while always following strict ethical principles. 

 

Dr Ray O. Johnson
Dr Ray O. Johnson Chief Executive Officer Technology Innovation Institute
Prof José Ignacio Latorre
Prof. Dr José Ignacio Latorre

Chief Researcher

Quantum Research Center
Quantum Physics
Dr Luigi Amico
Prof. Dr Luigi Amico
Executive Director
Dr. Vijay Singh
Dr. Vijay Singh
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Giampiero Marchegiani
Dr Giampiero Marchegiani
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Juan Polo
Dr Juan Polo
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Andreas Osterloh
Dr Andreas Osterloh
Senior Researcher
Dr Gianluigi Catelani
Prof. Dr Gianluigi Catelani
Visiting Research Professor
ben
Ben Blain
Junior Researcher
Wayne Chetcuti
Wayne Chetcuti
Junior Researcher
Quantum Algorithms
Leandro
Prof. Dr Leandro Aolita
Executive Director
roth
Ingo Roth
Postdoctoral Researcher
Gian
Dr Gian Camilo
Postdoctoral Researcher
Abdulla Alhajri
Dr Abdulla Alhajri
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Thais de Lima Silva
Dr. Thais de Lima Silva
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sergi Ramos
Sergi Ramos-Calderer
Associate Researchers
Ruge Lin
Ruge Lin
Associate Researchers
Carlos Bravo
Carlos Bravo-Prieto
Associate Researchers
Lucas Borges_QRC
Lucas Borges
Associate Researcher
Renato Mello_QRC
Renato Mello
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Lucas Morriset
Intern
Marco Sciorilli
Marco Sciorilli
Intern
DERC_v3-12
Egor Tiunov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Quantum Middleware
Prof. Dr Stefano Carrazza
Prof. Dr Stefano Carrazza
Scientific Collaborator Director
Stavros Efthymiou
Stavros Efthymiou
Junior Researcher
Quantum Communications
Dr. James Grieve
James Grieve
Director
yury kurochkin
Yury Kurochkin
Lead Scientist
Chua Rui Ming
Chua Rui Ming
Junior Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Rodrigo Piera
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sana Pyka_QRC
Sana Pyka
Lead Scientist
Vadim Rodimin
Vadim Rodimin
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jaideep Singh
Jaideep Singh
Junior Researcher
Karen
Karen Sloyan
Senior Researcher
Quantum Computation
Dr Andrew Lütken
Prof. Dr Andrew Lütken
Executive Director
Javier
Prof. Dr Javier Serrano
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Boulos Alfakes
Dr Boulos Alfakes
Senior Researcher
Maxime Hantute
Maxime Hantute
Associate Researcher
alvaro orgaz
Alvaro Orgaz
Lead of Quantum Computing Control
Florent Ravaux
Dr Florent Ravaux
Cleanroom Process Engineer
David Fuentes
David Fuentes Ruiz
Engineer
Quantum Sensing
Dr. René Reimann
Dr Rene Reimann
Director
pyka
Dr Karsten Pyka
Lead Technology Development
Raquel Flores
Dr Raquel Flores
Senior Researcher
Philip Verwegen
Philip Verwegen
Junior Researcher
Hitheswar Prasad
Hitheswar Prasad
Junior Researcher
Operations
Chadia Kasmi
Chadia Kasmi
Procurement Specialist
abigail
Abigail Llandelar
Executive Assistant Quantum Center
Varun Madhavan1
Varun Madhavan
Project Coordinator
Joelle Schulenburg
Joelle Schulenburg
Senior Project Manager