David May FRS FREng - Co-Director
Professor of Computer Science, and Founder and CTO of XMOS Semiconductor, has >40 years experience in computer architecture research and in microprocessor design in industry and is the inventor on over 45 granted patents.
Shailendra Vyakarnam - Co-Director
Dr Vyakarnam is Director of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield. He was awarded "Best Entrepreneurship Professor" at the 2nd Asian Business Schools Awards in 2011. In 2012 he was elected to the prestigious European Academy of Science and Arts.
Chris Erven - Deputy Director
Chris has been involved with the development of Quantum Technologies (specifically quantum encryption) since 2005 and interested in its commercialisation for almost as long. He co-directed a quantum consultancy start-up, QuSpin Inc, in Canada from 2009-2011 and in the UK has participated in various SETSquared programmes since 2013. Chris' experience with SETSquared influenced him to help establish QTEC to provide a key missing link in the new quantum technology industry: innovative quantum start-ups.He is also involved as a co-founder with one of QTEC’s inaugural quantum start-ups, KETS Quantum Security Ltd. On the research side, he has built a free-space quantum key distribution system, implemented other quantum cryptographic primitives (such as, oblivious transfer), distributed multi-party photonic entanglement, and helped to merge QKD with Bristol’s unique integrated quantum photonics approach.
Jane Garrett - Enterprise Director
Jane Garrett is an experienced business manager, with a scientific background with over 25 years in technology company management. She has a degree in Physics and spent many years as an employee learning the ‘ropes’ before embarking on developing her own Internet software business, Netcentric Systems, which she bootstrapped, raised equity funding and eventually floated on London’s AIM in July 2000.
Neil Carhart - Senior Teaching Associate in Systems Thinking and Design Engineering
Dr Carhart is also a Teaching Fellow and Senior Research Associate within the University of Bristol’s Department of Civil Engineering. Following a period within the civil nuclear industry his current research focuses on the development of Systems Engineering practice and the application of the Systems Approach to infrastructure resilience, sustainability and interdependency challenges.
Andy Collins - QTEC Manager
Dr Collins has worked at the University of Bristol for several years and was previously the Industrial Research Fellow for the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials where he acted as an interface between the BCFN and their industrial partners. He manages the operational running of the Centre, providing input into and delivering all aspects of the Centre's strategy and development.
Claudio Marinelli QTEC Entrepreneur in Residence
Claudio is an experienced business and technology professional. He is passionate about innovation, new technologies and their commercialisation, and energised by the dynamics of team work.Claudio has deep, hands-on experience in: business development, technology transfer and investment, entrepreneurship, sales, start-up, management. His technical expertise covers semiconductors, advanced materials, photonics, telecommunication, consumer electronics and medical imaging.
Yuri Andersson - QTEC Entrepreneur in Residence
Yuri has nearly 20 years experience as a scientist, manager, director and investor. He has co-founded a number of start-ups, worked at world-leading research institutes and held senior technology positions at multi-nationals. He is the founder and CEO of Nabla Ventures, a deep technology venture advisory firm, where he has worked with start-ups in a variety of fields including Quantum Technology, AI & IoT and sits on several boards. Yuri studied Applied Physics and Engineering to a PhD level at Linköping, Stanford and Cape Town universities and also holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.