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Mehdi Namazi, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Qunnect Inc. Will Speak at IQT the Hague 2024

Mehdi Namazi, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of quantum company Qunnect Inc., will speak at IQT the Hague in 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 19 Dec 2023

The Inside Quantum Technology (IQT) event in The Hague in 2024, featuring renowned experts and industry leaders, is set to be a significant milestone in the quantum technology community. Among the notable personalities scheduled to speak is Mehdi Namazi, the Chief Science Officer of quantum company Qunnect Inc. Namazi’s unique journey from academia to the forefront of quantum technology commercialization makes him an intriguing figure in this burgeoning field, and his participation at IQT The Hague is keenly anticipated.

Mehdi Namazi’s story in the world of quantum technology began during his graduate studies, where he laid the foundation for what would become Qunnect Inc. His PhD work involved the experimental demonstration of a room-temperature Quantum Memory, a groundbreaking achievement in the field. Recognizing the potential of his research to revolutionize quantum communication, Namazi co-founded Qunnect with the vision of transforming his academic work into a viable commercial product. This move marked a significant transition from purely academic research to innovative entrepreneurship in quantum technology.

At Qunnect, Namazi has led the company’s research agenda. Under his guidance, Qunnect has developed a product suite to enable scalable quantum networking. This suite of instruments represents a leap forward in quantum communication, addressing some of the key challenges in the field, such as the need for room-temperature operation and scalability. Namazi’s role in this development has been pivotal, combining his deep understanding of quantum mechanics with a keen sense of practical application and market needs.

Before his tenure at Qunnect, Namazi’s academic credentials were further solidified by prestigious recognitions. He was awarded the Yale Joint Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, a testament to his expertise and potential in quantum research. His academic journey culminated in completing his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University, where he delved deep into quantum physics, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors in quantum technology.

At IQT The Hague, Namazi is expected to share insights from his unique journey from academia to industry, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of bringing quantum technologies from the lab to the marketplace. His talks are anticipated to cover various topics, from the technical aspects of developing room-temperature Quantum Memory to the broader implications of scalable quantum networking for global communication systems.

Namazi’s participation in the event is significant not just for Qunnect but also for the broader quantum technology community. As the field stands on the cusp of commercial viability, experiences and insights from leaders like Namazi are invaluable. They not only shed light on the current state of quantum technology but also provide a glimpse into its exciting future.

IQT The Hague 2024 is the Netherlands’ fifth global conference and exhibition. The Hague is a Quantum Technology Event focusing on Quantum Networking and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40 panel talks from over 100 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet and the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity and quantum computers.

The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers, and investors working on current developments. IQT The Hague is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, QuTech, QIA (Quantum Internet Alliance), and Quantum Delta, who will bring leading organizations and professionals together in this important event. The April conference is “in-person” to ensure maximum networking and discussion will take place at the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre in The Hague.

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