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Quondam Fellow

Fernando leads the Quantum Hardware team at Quantum Motion Technologies, a UK-based start-up dedicated to the development of quantum computing hardware based on silicon technology. Fernando is also an associated lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Research Associate at University College London, and Quondam Fellow at Hughes Hall.

Fernando’s research focuses on a variety of topics going from single-atom electronics, quantum sensing, quantum-limited amplification, cryogenic electronics, and new computing paradigms such as quantum computing.

Prior to that Fernando obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge with a thesis on Single-atom Electronics in 2013 and was Head of Quantum Computing at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory. In 2016, he received the R&D Technology Award from Hitachi’s Centre for Social Innovation for the development of silicon-based quantum computing technology. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award by the Spanish Royal Society of Physics in 2017, and in 2019 became a Royal Society Industry Fellow and received Hitachi’s Centre for Exploratory Research award for substantial developments in quantum sensing.

His research has been funded by the European Commission’s FP7 and H2020 programmes, Innovate UK, EPSRC, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and the Royal Society totalling more than £4.5M. He has published more than 40 peer reviewed articles, has 5 granted patents and often participates in outreach scientific events for all ages on quantum computing and artificial intelligence.