Kristiaan De Greve

Kristiaan De Greve

Kristiaan De Greve is scientific director and program director quantum computing at IMEC, part-time professor at KU Leuven (ESAT-MNS) and visiting fellow at Harvard University. He obtained his engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude with congratulations of the board of examiners, valedictorian) at KU Leuven, with MS thesis research performed at IMEC and Caltech.

He graduated from Stanford University with PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2012, where he was a Stanford Graduate Fellow. He was awarded the Springer thesis prize for his PhD research. He joined Harvard University’s physics department as a fellow from 2012 until 2019, after which he moved to IMEC.

He holds additional degrees in economics and physics from Stanford, and a mini-MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes and has authored multiple patents and over 30 papers in journals like Nature, Science, Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotechnology, …, which have been highly cited.

His scientific interests span a wide range, from advanced materials research, quantum mechanics, cryptography and information science to novel, disruptive computing paradigms and artificial intelligence.

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    Scientific director and program director quantum computing