meet the team
The QPhoX Team
Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow (Delft University of Technology, 2019 – 2021)
PhD & PostDoc in Physics (University of Cambridge, 2012 – 2018)
Master's Degree in Physics (University of Oxford, 2008 – 2012)

My work is centered around trying to understand how we can construct large scale quantum states, both by understanding in detail the dynamics of optically-active quantum systems, and by demonstrating the fundamental protocols for networked quantum information.

Happy Place: A well-stocked record store

Robert Stockill, CTO
Robert Stockill
Professor of Quantum Physics (Delft University of Technology, 2014 –)
Postdoc (California Institute of Technology, 2011 – 2014)
PhD in Physics (University of Vienna, 2006 – 2011)

During my scientific career I've been seeking to probe the very foundations of quantum physics and push the boundaries of our understanding of physics in general. My group's research is centered around quantum optomechanics and quantum optics experiments using photonic and phononic crystal devices, how this can lead to tests of quantum effects in macroscopic systems and novel quantum technologies.

Happy Place: Black Rock City
Simon Groeblacher, CEO
Simon Groeblacher
Bas Hensen
Lead Scientist
Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow (Delft University of Technology, 2019 – 2021)
Post-Doctoral research fellow, NWO Rubicon grant (UNSW Sydney, Australia, 2016 – 2018)
MSc & PhD in Applied Physics (Delft University of Technology, 2011 – 2016)
Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics (University of Cambridge, UK, 2010 – 2011)

My research drive is to enhance our quantum control of microscopic systems, and harnessing that control to probe fundamental physics and find applications in quantum information processing.

Happy Place: On an adventure
Pim Duivestein, Nano-Fabrication Engineer
Pim Duivestein
Nano-Fabrication Engineer
Pim studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology where he worked on the fabrication of superconducting qubits and gained insights on the opportunities and challenges related to scaling up these qubits.

Happy Place: The beach
Pim Duivestein, Nano-Fabrication Engineer
Selim Scharmer
Senior Quantum Device Engineer
Selim grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and studied Engineering Physics with specialization in Quantum Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has previously worked on research projects involving simulation and fabrication of photonic devices for quantum communication applications. Selim will receive his Master's degree in Engineering Physics from KTH in 2021.

Happy Place: The sunset city
Selim Scharmer, Sr Quantum Device Engineer
Frederick Hijazi, COO
Research Scientist (Delft University of Technology, 2020 – 2021)
Master's Degree Applied Physics (Delft University of Technology, 2018 – 2020)
CTO at EC3 Technologies, Leo Technologies, Veloce (2013 – 2018)
Bachelors Degree Chemical Engineering (Vanderbilt University, 2006 – 2010)

I've spent many years designing and leading teams of engineers in RF and optoelectronics hardware design and embedded firmware development for medical instrumentation, sensors, and wireless transceivers. More recently, my work has focused on quantum information processing – in particular, superconducting quantum circuits and interfacing with optomechanical devices for quantum transduction.

Happy Place: Being out in nature / rock-climbing

Frederick Hijazi
Frederick Hijazi, COO
Alex studied Interdisciplinary Sciences at ETH Zurich. During her Master's program, she focused on quantum physics and worked on simulations for converting quantum information between superconducting microwave circuits and infrared light.

Happy Place: In the dance studio

Alexandra Bernasconi
Measurement Systems Engineer
Matthew Weaver
Lead Quantum Engineer
Postdoc (Delft University of Technology, 2018-2021)
MA & PhD in Physics (UCSB, 2012-2018)
BSc in Physics (MIT, 2008-2012)

My previous research focused on macroscopic optomechanical systems and quantum networks using defects in diamond. It is my drive to develop larger and more complex quantum systems for fundamental science and advanced computing.

Happy Place: Out in the woods
Selim Scharmer, Sr Quantum Device Engineer