Strategic Advisory Board (SAB)

The Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) provides advice for strategic decision-making to the Quantum Flagship, with long-term impact across the whole initiative. The SAB will steer the preparation of the Quantum Flagship Strategic Research Agenda and monitor the Flagship’s progress towards both its research and innovation goals and its non-technical goals, such as education and outreach. For this, it will propose Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Flagship’s output and impact and regularly evaluate them. The SAB is officially announced by the EC. Please find the announced members below or on the website of the EC. The chair and deputy chair of the Science and Engineering Board (SEB) as well as of the Quantum Community Network (QCN) are invited to attend the meeting as observers.

Members of the SAB
  • Chair: Jürgen Mlynek

    Jürgen Mlynek is Professor Emeritus of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Following over 20 years of study, research and teaching activities in the fields of experimental quantum optics, atomic physics and surface physics at the University of Hannover, the Ecole Polytechnique Paris, the ETH Zürich and the University of Konstanz, he served as Vice-President of the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 1996 to 2001. In September 2000 he became President of the Humboldt University Berlin, which he developed into one of Germany's leading universities. In 2005 he was elected as president of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the umbrella organisation of the national laboratories in Germany, where he served until 2015. Mlynek has received numerous science and research prizes, and was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010.

  • Vice-Chair: Jaya Baloo

    Jaya Baloo has been working internationally in Information Security for nearly 20 years. In the last few years, she has been named CISO of the year, top 100 CISOs globally, and top 100 Global Security Influencers. Her focus has been on secure network architecture where her work has ranged in areas from Lawful Interception, VoIP & Mobile Security, to designing national MPLS infrastructures, ISP architecture, as well as Quantum Communications networks. She has worked for numerous telecom providers, Verizon and France Telecom among others, and currently works for KPN Telecom in the Netherlands where she is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

  • Ana Sanpera

    Anna Sanpera Trigueros is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Anna ´graduated and rceived her PhD at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She had several postdoc and fellowship position (Fleming fellowship) at Oxford University and at Saclay (Paris). In 1998 Anna was appointed research fellow at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hannover (Germany) where she became Professor Assistant. Anna’s research interests range from quantum information theory, to quantum gases and condensed matter.

  • Daniel Esteve

    Daniel Esteve, born in 1954, is a former student of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, a graduate of physical sciences (1976) and doctor of science (1983), is a research director at the CEA and in charge of the Quantronique group in the Condensed State Physics Department at CEA-Saclay.
    He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).

  • Elisabeth Giacobino

    Elisabeth Giacobino is am emerite CNRS Research Director at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, which is a joint research institute of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Université Pierre and Marie Curie and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She joined the CNRS as a 2nd class research director in 1984 and became 1st class research director in 1995. From 1995 to 1999, she was deputy scientific director of the physical sciences and mathematics department of the CNRS, then from 1999 to 2001 director of the Kastler Brossel Laboratory. From 2001 to 2002, she was Director of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at the CNRS and from 2002 to 2005 Director of Research at the Ministry. She has been an invited Professor at New York University and at the University of Auckland (New-zealand). She received the Fabry-de Gramont Prize in 1990, the Félix-Robin Prize in 2010 and the Humboldt Prize in 2012.

  • Marek Kus

    Marek Kus is a Professor of Physics, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. His work focusses on nonlinear phenomena, chaos, stochastic processes, geometric methods in physics, foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. He was and is member in numerous boards and comittees.

  • Maria Luisa Rastello

    Maria Luisa Rastello is the Scientific Director of the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM, Italian National Metrology Institute). Since 2016, she has been the Vice President (General Assembly) of EURAMET and in 2013-2016 she was a member of the EURAMET Board of Directors. Maria Luisa has long-standing experience of metrology, mainly in areas congruent with the Consultative Commission of Photometry and Radiometry (CCPR). Her research interests are concerned with the metrology of optical radiation, the realization of the SI units, the absolute characterization of photo-detectors and radiation sources, and quantum optics. She pioneered metrology for Quantum Communications by weak laser beams, and the photon counting techniques for absolute radiometry.

  • Peter Loosen

    Peter Loosen is appointed Deputy Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Director of the Chair for Technology of Optical Systems (TOS) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. Peter studied Physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and received his Doctorate in the field of “High-power CO2 lasers for industrial material processing” at the TH Darmstadt.

  • Radu Ionicioiu

    Radu Ionicioiu currently works at the Department of Theoretical Physics (DFT), Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering. He did his PhD in Cambridge in the field of quantum gravity, where he lateron also proposed a novel implementation for quantum computing with flying qubits in quantum wires. After a postdoc in Paolo Zanardi's group at ISI, Torino he worked at the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol. After Sydney and Waterloo, he is working since 2013 as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Theoretical Physics, IFIN-HH.

  • Vladimir Buzek

    Vladimír Bužek got his PhD from Moscow State University. After working at different places such as ICTP Trieste, JINR Dubna, the Blackett Laboratory, or Weizmann Institute he became in 1994 professor of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He works also in the Slovak Academy of Sciences where he founded the Research Center for Quantum Information. Vladimir is known for his work in quantum optics and quantum information, in particular, for the Bužek-Hillery theorem concerning copying of quantum states. He received various appreciation, in particular, the E.T.A. Walton Award, the Werner von Siemens Excellence Award the the Humboldt Research Award.

  • Wim van Saarloos

    Wim van Saarloos, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Leiden University, has been President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 1 June 2018. He combines his work as President with teaching and research at Leiden University. Wim is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. He studied at Delft University of Technology. After obtaining his PhD in theoretical physics at Leiden University in 1982, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in the USA as a researcher in the Materials Science division. Wim received the Descartes-Huygens Prize and Physica Prize for his work in soft condensed matter physics and pattern formation.

  • Fabio Cavaliere

    Fabio Cavaliere is a theoretical physicist. Since 2006 he works as technology scout, coordination partner and patent manager at Ericcson in Pisa. Before, he worked as a researcher at the Physics department of the Genova University and was affiliated to the SPIN laboratory of the Italian CNR in Genova. His research focuses on the transport properties of correlated quantum mesoscopic systems, such as quantum dots, quantum wires and quantum rings.

  • Ulises Arranz

    Ulises Arranz has a diploma in Computer Science. Since 1987 he works for Accenture in several positions. Is current position focuses on Defining and launching Technical Innovation programs like Quantum Computing, Extended Reality, Blockchain etc.

  • Grzegorz Kasprowicz

    Grzegorz Kasprowicz is working as Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw and is co-founder, CEO and head of R&D at Creotech Instruments S.A..

  • Christoph Sandner

    Christoph Sandner works as R&D manager at Infineon, Austria. His work focussed on high performance, high speed frequency synthesis and high speed analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters in CMOS. From 2004 until 2007 he was technical lead of the UWB RF and analog design activities at Infineon. Since 2008 he is working on power management systems and circuits for deep submicron CMOS System-on-Chips, as well as for high-voltage automotive applications in BCD CMOS technologies. He was/is member of the technical program committee of several IEEE conferences, including the
    Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC, 2011-2013), the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC, 2013-2016), the International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PowerSoC, 2014-2016), the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC, 2014-now) and the Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI, 2017-now). Since 2016 he is member of the ESSCIRC/ ESSDERC conference steering committee.

  • Thiery Botter

    Thierry Botter is Head of Airbus Blue Sky, Airbus’ gateway to basic research on technologies and capabilities of the future in aerospace. His organization is currently running research projects in quantum and secure communication, quantum computing, quantum sensing, and computational neuroscience. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He conducted his doctoral research on cavity optomechanics in the quantum regime with ultracold atoms, under the guidance of Prof. Dan Stamper-Kurn.