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Viv Kendon

Viv Kendon

Chair of CCP-QC
Works in Durham University, UK
Leads CCP-QC
Researches in quantum computing, especially quantum walks and quantum annealing. Past work includes Lattice Boltzmann simulations of fluid mixtures.

Alin M Elena

Alin M Elena

Secretary
Works in Daresbury Laboratory, UK
Coordinates various CCP-QC activities
Physicist by training with background in statistical physics and electronic structure methods, works as computational scientist at Daresbury Laboratory Scientific Computing Department.
Peter Coveney

Peter Coveney

Member of Advisory Team
Works in UCL, UK
advises CCP-QC
Sir Peter Knight

Sir Peter Knight

Member of Advisory Team
Works in Imperial College London, UK
advises CCP-QC
Sir Peter Knight FRS is Senior Research Investigator Blackett Lab, Imperial College London and Chair of the Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory
Sir Richard Catlow

Sir Richard Catlow

Member of Advisory Team
Works in University of Cardiff, UK
advises CCP-QC
Animesh Datta

Animesh Datta

Member of Management Team
Works in University of Warwick, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Animesh Datta’s research interests include developing quantum algorithms for digital quantum simulations, their accreditation and verification in noisy implementations, and the identification of experimental requirements for near- and long-term quantum processors that can provide reliable results on large problems.
Ash Vadgama

Ash Vadgama

Member of Management Team
Works in AWE, NQCC, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Dave Plant

Dave Plant

Member of Management Team
Works in UK
management team of CCP-QC
Dieter Jaksch

Dieter Jaksch

Member of Management Team
Works in University of Oxford, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Dieter Jaksch’s current research interests include developing quantum algorithms for early generation quantum computers, e.g. for solving non-linear partial differential equations and optimization problems, and extending quantum optical techniques towards controlling quantum materials.
Florian Mintert

Florian Mintert

Member of Management Team
Works in Imperial College London, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Gabriele De Chiara

Gabriele De Chiara

Member of Management Team
Works in Queen’s University Belfast, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Gabriele received his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). He held a postdoctoral position in Trento (Italy) and the Juan de la Cierva Fellowship in Barcelona (Spain) before joining Queen’s University Belfast (UK) as a Lecturer in 2011. His interests are within the area of quantum technologies, trapped ions and ultracold atoms.
Ivan Rungger

Ivan Rungger

Member of Management Team
Works in National Physical Laboratory, UK
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James Benstead

James Benstead

Member of Management Team
Works in AWE, UK
management team of CCP-QC
James’ research covers various aspects of theoretical nuclear physics. As part of this he is interested in potential applications of quantum computing to calculating properties of nuclear systems.
John Buckeridge

John Buckeridge

Member of Management Team
Works in London South Bank University, UK
management team of CCP-QC
My research consists of the development and application of techniques to model semiconducting materials for energy and microelectronic applications. I focus on the role played by point defects, that is atoms missing from or in the ‘wrong’ positions in a crystal, which is key to the optical and electronic properties of semiconductors. I am particulary interested in how quantum computers can facilitate a step change in the power and accuracy of electronic structure calculations for realistic systems.
Leo Wossnig

Leo Wossnig

Member of Management Team
Works in Rahko, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Leonard is a theoretical computer scientist with a background in theoretical physics, Google PhD fellow at UCL, and CEO of the London-based quantum machine learning company Rahko. His main research interests include machine learning for quantum systems, quantum computing, and numerical linear algebra.
Nick Chancellor

Nick Chancellor

Member of Management Team
Works in Durham University, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Nick is a physicist by training and his research focuses on quantum computing in continuous time using methods such as quantum walks and quantum annealing. Also interested in establishing a process to develop near term use cases for quantum computing.
Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes

Member of Management Team
Works in Imperial College London, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Background in large-scale first-principles electronic structure calculations. Researching simple models to demonstrate capability of NISQ devices for molecular and materials modelling.
Petros Wallden

Petros Wallden

Member of Management Team
Works in University of Edinburgh, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Background in Quantum Computation, Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Cryptography. Researching verification and benchmarking of digital and analogue quantum devices (universal and simulators), and quantum algorithms.
Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Member of Management Team
Works in University of Leeds, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Scott Woodley

Scott Woodley

Member of Management Team
Works in UCL, UK
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Professor of Computational Chemistry and Physics Co-organiser of the initial town meeting held in London 2019 that led to the creation of CCP-QC. Member of UK’s Materials Chemistry Consortium (MCC) and the Materials Molecular Modelling (MMM) Hub.
Stephen Till

Stephen Till

Member of Management Team
Works in Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK
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Steven Lind

Steven Lind

Member of Management Team
Works in University of Manchester, UK
management team of CCP-QC
Reader in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Interested in developing quantum algorithms for particle-based systems and numerical models for broad engineering application.
Stewart Clark

Stewart Clark

Member of Management Team
Works in Durham University, UK
management team of CCP-QC