Advisory Board

The Advisory Board (AB) is made up of three distinguished world-wide academic and industrial experts from Asia, Europe and North America: Prof. Jim Greer (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China), Dr. Thorsten Kammler (Globalfoundries, Dresden, Germany) and Mr. Nizar Messaoudi (Keysight Technologies, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), who will contribute to the further maximize the impact of the project through their independent scientific and industrial guidance. All together they provide an outstanding coverage of the research areas and topics addressed by IQubits, such as quantum effects and emerging nanodevices, material science and nanotechnology fabrication, quantum measurement science and instrumentation.

Jim Greer Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices, Faculty of Science and Engineering,
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Professor Greer received the Doctor rerum naturalium degree from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany; the Master in Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA. During his early career, he worked in various roles in the semiconductor industry. At United Technologies Mostek, he designed read-only-memory circuits and fabrication processes. At Texas Instruments, he developed models for high frequency bipolar transistors. At the invitation of the Japan Key Technology Center, he investigated atomic scale models for electronic materials at Hitachi's Central Research Laboratory. In 1992, he was appointed the Quatercentenary Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin for their 400th anniversary. His role was to promote high performance computing and multidisciplinary education. He joined the National Microelectronics Research Centre in Cork, Ireland (now Tyndall National Institute) in 1997. He built a team of researchers that are collectively recognised as world leaders in advanced electronic materials and electronic devices. His work led to collaborations with industry leaders in nanoelectronics resulting in projects, joint publications, and knowledge transfer.

Professor Greer was on the management board for the Emerging Nanopatterning Methods (NaPa), a project funded under the European Union's nanotechnology initiative. The NaPa consortium consisted of 35 groups spread across 14 countries, including laboratories from both industry and academia. Until 2017, he was the director for the European Union excellent science initiative ASCENT tasked with providing access for the global research community to state-of-the-art infrastructure provided by the leading nanoelectronics laboratories in Europe. Professor Greer was recognised by the Government of Ireland as a "Champion of European Union Research". He is on the advisory boards for the Institute of Molecular Science and Engineering, Imperial College London and for the European Union's H2020 FET Open project IQubits.

Professor Greer is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and the journal Microelectronics Engineering. He is recipient of the "Outstanding Researcher Award in Simulation and Metrology" as selected by the Intel Semiconductor Technology Committee. He is co-author of a textbook on nanowire transistors published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Greer's expertise includes nanowire transistors and emerging device concepts, electronic structure of advanced electronic materials, quantum electronic transport. His major research interests include the study of materials in the regime where quantum mechanical effects begin to dominate electronic device behaviour, design of emerging electron devices for beyond classical CMOS integration, treatment of electron-electron correlation for determining current-voltage characteristics on the nanoscale, surface effects in nanowires and other low-dimensional systems, semimetals for electronics, atomic scale models for nanowire transistors and interconnects.

Thorsten Kammler Technology & Development
Dresden Module One Limited Liability Company & Co. KG

Dr. Thorsten Kammler received his diploma degree in physics in 1993 from the Technical University in Braunschweig and his Ph.D. in Material Science from the RWTH Aachen in 1997. Since 1998, he is with AMD Dresden which became GLOBALFOUNDRIES. First, he started to work in CFM (Contamination Free Manufacturing) when the Dresden site was built. In 2001, he moved to Technology & Integration. In 2014, he started the development of the 22nm FDSOI technology in Dresden where he acts as FDX technology lead since. He holds more than 70 patents and has authored/co-authored more than 30 publications.

Nizar Messaoudi Quantum Solution Architect
Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Nizar Messaoudi is the Solution Architect for the Quantum Engineering Solutions team at Keysight Technologies, Inc., where he is responsible for developing advanced, scalable electronic control systems for multiple qubit and quantum technologies. Prior to this, he worked as an RF/uW Application Engineer at Keysight, supporting customers and enabling their success in several industries including Quantum Computing, 5G, Satellite Communications, and IoT. He also taught at the University of Waterloo, training well over 3000 engineers in the art of making RF measurements and managing the undergraduate RF and microwave laboratory.

He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, with a specialty in Quantum Information. Previously, he received his Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

His current research interests include Josephson Parametric Amplifiers (JPA) and their applications for qubit readout and producing squeezed states for quantum illumination. In conjunction with his role at Keysight, he is also investigating the effects of classical control electronics imperfections on quantum devices.

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