Who We Are

Quantum Research Centre (QRC) is a new international centre 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 centre 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 centre 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

Chief Executive Officer
Technology Innovation Institute

Prof. Dr José Ignacio Latorre

Chief Researcher
Quantum Research Centre

Quantum Physics

Prof. Dr Luigi Amico

Executive Director

Dr Giampiero Marchegiani

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ben Blain

Junior Researcher

Wayne Chetcuti

Junior Researcher

Prof. Dr Gianluigi Catelani

Visiting Research Professor

Dr Juan Polo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Andreas Osterloh

Senior Researcher

Quantum Algorithms

Prof. Dr Leandro Aolita

Executive Director

Ingo Roth

Postdoctoral Researcher

Gian Camilo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Abdulla Alhajri

Senior Researcher

Sergi Ramos-Calderer

Junior Researcher

Ruge Lin

Junior Researcher

Carlos Bravo-Prieto

Junior Researcher

Quantum Middleware

Prof. Dr Stefano Carrazza

Scientific Collaborator Director

Stavros Efthymiou

Junior Researcher

Quantum Communications

Chua Rui Ming
Chua Rui Ming

Junior Researcher

Jaideep Singh

Junior Researcher

Karen
Karen Sloyan

Senior Researcher

Quantum Computation

Prof. Dr Andrew Lütken

Executive Director

Dr Boulos Alfakes

Senior Researcher

Quantum Sensing

Dr Raquel Flores

Senior Researcher

Philip Verwegen

Junior Researcher

Abishek Vembadi

Junior Researcher

Operations

Alvaro Orgaz
Alvaro Orgaz

Senior Project Manager

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Abigail Llandelar

Executive Assistant Quantum Centre

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Ruxandra Rizea

Senior Talent Acquisition Associate

Chadia Kasmi
Chadia Kasmi

Procurement Specialist