Mehdi holds a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University with extensive experience developing and improving quantum memory prototypes and light-matter interfaces. He has worked on critical aspects of quantum technologies, amongst others realizing the first unconditional room-temperature quantum memory, securely storing information using a combination of quantum memory and quantum key distribution protocols and simulating relativistic quantum particles using light-matter interactions.
Eden is an expert in the implementation and characterization of quantum memories and a Professor of Physics at SBU. His unique expertise and state-of-the-art room-temperature quantum memories built in his research laboratory are one of the pillars of Qunnect. Among his achievements: the first room-temperature quantum memory for squeezed light, the first quantum memory using single atoms in optical cavities, and very recently, the first high-fidelity room-temperature memory for polarization qubits.
Bob is the co-founder and managing partner of Newlight Management and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University. Before Newlight, Bob was a general partner of Poly Ventures, a Long Island based venture capital fund. He is on the board of directors of the L.I. angel network and the L.I. High Tech Incubator. He has served on the board of directors of multiple public and private companies. He has also served as general manager of Harris Corporation’s CMOS Semiconductor Division and held various technical and management positions at IBM’s semiconductor operation. He is a founding member of the technical advisory board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and was elected to the L.I. technology hall of fame. He also holds multiple patents and invention disclosures.
Mael is a Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University in experimental physics and scientific instrumentation. With an engineering background and substantial expertise in designing and optimizing industrial-level technologies, he has developed a new generation of compact quantum memories, more suitable for outside-the-lab applications. He is experienced in detector design for scientific applications and space technologies.
Ann-Marie is Director of Economic Development at Stony Brook University. She chairs the Business Incubator Association of New York State and is a former President of Women Economic Developers of Long Island. She is a director of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, serving New York’s third largest town; the Hauppauge Industrial Association, representing the largest industrial park in the Northeast; Long Island High Technology Incubator Inc., which oversees the region’s oldest new business incubator facility; the Long Island Angel Network; and the Composites Prototyping Center. She also founded Stony Brook’s student entrepreneurship competition.
Yacov is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook University, supervising more than a dozen programs assisting almost 300 companies annually. He is a member of the board of directors of the public technology companies Applied DNA Sciences, Comtech Telecommunications Corp., and Keytronic. Currently or in the past he has served on the boards of numerous private tech companies and is a board member of the Long Island Software and Technology Network and the Long Island Angel Network. From 1992 to 2015 he served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SBU.
Avril earned a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Manhattanville College in 1987 and began her business career performing market analysis in the mortgage finance and energy trading industries. Over the past 30 years Avril has acquired a unique and diverse business background with experience as a corporate employee working for large international banking, trading and software development companies in NY, CT and TX, as well as a small business owner and operator for 14 years in the retail and allied healthcare sectors in NM.
Val is a Professor of Engineering Sciences at KTH Stockholm and CSO of the company Single Quantum is our team mentor. He is one of the few quantum scientists that have successfully brought table-top quantum optics setups onto integrated and commercially available devices. Since then, Single Quantum has installed single photon detector systems in the United States, Europe, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, Israel and South America.