Shaping the future

of quantum

The scalable hardware and the interconnecting fabric: quantum photonics is an essential part of our quantum future.

Photons are the only flying qubit known. By manipulating single photons, we can harness their quantum-mechanical properties to enable secure and scalable quantum information processing.

Shaping the future

of quantum

The scalable hardware and the interconnecting fabric: quantum photonics is an essential part of our quantum future.

Photons are the only flying qubit known. By manipulating single photons, we can harness their quantum-mechanical properties to enable secure and scalable quantum information processing.

Built on a

foundation of

diversity

The scalable hardware and the interconnecting fabric: quantum photonics is an essential part of our quantum future.

Photons are the only flying qubit known. By manipulating single photons, we can harness their quantum-mechanical properties to enable secure and scalable quantum information processing.

Manipulating single photons is both an economic and technical challenge, at Nu Quantum, we are developing efficient, scalable, and integrated single-photon technologies.

Nu Quantum is a team built on the foundation of diversity

Nu Quantum is a team built on the foundation of diversity

Nu Quantum are exploring a third kind of light. A light that will change the way we process information and exponentially advance quantum technology. It is the smallest and purest possible unit of light – the single photon.

Meet the team

Alex Martin

Senior Software Engineer
Alex Martin
Senior Software Engineer

After completing a PhD in Astrophysics at Armagh Observatory and Keele University, Alex spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Observatoire de Paris (LESIA), before returning to Cambridge to pursue a career in software.

Bethany Foxon

Photonics Engineer
Bethany Foxon
Photonics Engineer

After completing a PhD in cold atom physics from the University of Nottingham, working on coherent clock states generation for use in quantum metrology devices, Bethany is now working on cavity locking and optical modelling for the Nu Quantum single-photon source platform.

Carmen Palacios
-Berraquero

Cofounder & CEO
Carmen Palacios-Berraquero
Cofounder & CEO

Company co-founder and CEO, Carmen is an award-winning Quantum physicist and inventor, listed in Forbes magazine as a ‘Founders Forum Rising Star 2021’. In 2018, Carmen was awarded the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize for her work on 2D materials and Quantum optics, and for discovering and patenting the unique single-photon source technology which has since been commercialised by Nu Quantum.

David Weight

Principal Electronics Engineer
David Weight
Principal Electronics Engineer

David joined Nu Quantum from Leonardo, as an experienced Electronics Engineer designing precision analogue and embedded electronics for safety-critical aerospace applications, delivering large projects as part of programmes such as JSF, and working in the military, commercial, and security sectors.

Ed Wood

Product Manager
Management Team
Ed Wood
Product Manager
Management Team

With over 20 years’ experience in product management of high-value enterprise systems, combining custom hardware with complex software components and domain expertise in cryptographic solutions, Ed is part of Nu Quantum’s management team leading the product management of all our products and collaborating on our external project delivery.

Himanshu Shekhar

Device Engineer
Himanshu Shekhar
Device Engineer

Himanshu joined Nu Quantum from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) at the University of Cambridge, and previously worked at IBM, after completing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Technion Institute, Israel. Himanshu brings to Nu Quantum his experience in the design, fabrication, characterization, and integration of photonics and optoelectronic components such as photodetectors, image sensors, modulators, etc., using advanced quantum materials.

Jeremy Spinks

Senior Technician
Jeremy Spinks
Senior Technician

With many years’ experience specialising in the development and manufacture of electromechanical prototypes for the scientific, defence, and medical industries, Jeremy also worked on the development of compact space telescopes for Cambridge University, and the design and manufacture of plasma mass spectrometry instrumentation for Thermo-Fisher Scientific. Prior to joining Nu Quantum, Jeremy spent 14 years at Owlstone Ltd, a world leader in breath biopsy biomarker technology.

Jonathan Lees

Finance Director
Management Team
Jonathan Lees
Finance Director
Management Team

A Finance Director & Chartered Accountant, Jonathan is experienced in the financial and operational management of listed and private equity-backed early stage/growth stage SME’s within the technology sector.

John Prentice

VP of Engineering
Management Team
John Prentice
VP of Engineering
Management Team

Responsible for leading the engineering development to commercialise Nu Quantum's technology, John has over 20 years’ experience in the electronics and wireless telecommunications industry, previously holding senior engineering roles at Zinwave, Cisco, Radioscape and Ubiquisys. John also previously spent time in the academic world lecturing in digital electronics. John holds BScEng and MScEng degrees in Electronic Engineering, and is a Chartered Engineer.

John Jarman

Photonics Engineer
John Jarman
Photonics Engineer

John carried out his PhD in the Materials Science department at the University of Cambridge, focusing on InGaN quantum dots and their integration into electrical and optical systems, and followed by a postdoctoral research period focusing on the optical properties and spin physics of single atomic-scale defects in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) at the QOMS group in the Cavendish laboratory.

Lauren McKenzie-Sell

Software Engineer
Lauren McKenzie-Sell
Software Engineer

Lauren’s quantum background began during her honours research in physics at the University of Sydney, where she simulated materials for quantum computing, followed by a PhD in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology from the University of Cambridge Doctoral Training Centre for Nanotechnology, including collaboration with Hitachi Cambridge Laboratories. Lauren also trained in entrepreneurship with the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Lauren McNally

Electronics Engineer
Lauren McNally
Electronics Engineer

With a background in MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, Lauren was previously a member of the Flight Communication Systems Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, where she delivered Telecom hardware and embedded software for spaceflight missions including the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, the Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC) Technology Demonstration and the Iris Deep Space Transponder.

Laiyi Weng

Engineer
Laiyi Weng
Engineer

Laiyi is a quantum optics experimentalist with a background in materials science and engineering, getting his D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. Experienced in solid-state spin qubits in diamond and photonic cavity design for quantum information applications, Laiyi is passionate about innovations in the quantum technology industry.

Mete Atatüre

Cofounder & CSO
Mete Atatüre
Cofounder & CSO

Mete has led groundbreaking research at the Cavendish Laboratory for over 10 years where he is co-founder of the Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics (AMOP) Group. His group’s research interests and expertise are within the scope of solid-state based quantum science and technologies with particular focus on quantum network subsystem development and diamond-based nanoscale quantum sensors. Highlights from his research group include demonstrating first single-shot optical readout of spin qubits, enhancing the nanodiamond NV sensors sensitivity by 10-fold and constructing a hybrid photonic network between trapped ion and solid-state spin quantum nodes.

Sonia Nunn

HR & Office Manager
Sonia Nunn
HR & Office Manager

With numerous years of experience in both HR Generalist and administration roles, Sonia has worked for both UK and globally based companies across a range of industries, including technology, biotech and education.

Shaun Myhill

Software Development Manager
Shaun Myhill
Software Development Manager

Shaun has been leading software teams for over 15+ years across a broad range of companies and technologies, creating software for personal media players, USB connected monitors and firmware for millions of IOT devices and is now leading the software team at Nu-Quantum.

Victor Serdio

Principal Process Scientist
Victor Serdio
Principal Process Scientist

With a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico and a PhD in Materials Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Victor Received the 2015 Innovator of the Year Award by the MIT Technology Review. He is also the co-founder of another University spin-out company using Silicon device technology from his PhD.

Yuri Andersson

CBO
Yuri Andersson
CBO

One of Nu Quantum’s founding team, Yuri brings 20 years’ experience of technology innovation in start-ups, research institutes and multinationals as a scientist, manager and director, including CEO of Angoka, Chairman of QLM Technology, and also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bristol QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre).

Board Members

Carmen Palacios
-Berraquero

Cofounder & CEO
Carmen's Palacios-Berraquero
Cofounder & CEO

Company co-founder and CEO, Carmen is an award-winning Quantum physicist and inventor, listed in Forbes magazine as a ‘Founders Forum Rising Star 2021’. In 2018, Carmen was awarded the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize for her work on 2D materials and Quantum optics, and for discovering and patenting the unique single-photon source technology which has since been commercialised by Nu Quantum.

Anne Glover

Investor Director
Anne Glover
Investor Director

An active venture capitalist for 30 years, Anne is CEO and Co-founder of the international technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners. Anne holds an MA from Clare College, University of Cambridge, and an MPPM from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE in 2006 for services to business, is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Hemant Mardia

Chairman
Hemant Mardia
Chairman

Hemant has a successful track record of leading, scaling and commercialising technology businesses in the telecoms, biometrics, semiconductor and security sectors. Previous roles have included CEO of IDEX ASA, CEO of Filtronic Plc, and also Chair and Director of BluWireless. Hemant is focussed on helping high growth technology companies achieve commercial success.

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