Menno Veldhorst is a team leader at QuTech and roadmap leader of QuTech Academy. After receiving his PhD at the University of Twente, he moved to the University of New South Wales where he demonstrated for the first time a universal quantum logic in silicon, recognised by Physics World in the top ten breakthroughs in physics in 2015.
An ERC awardee, Veldhorst is working on fault-tolerant quantum computing with silicon and germanium. Recent highlights include the first demonstration of ‘hot’ silicon qubits, the first demonstration of single qubits, universal quantum gate sets, and a four-qubit quantum processor using germanium. Menno coordinates the Quantum Flagship Project IGNITE and operates in the Project QLSI, advancing semiconductor qubit technology to a compelling platform for quantum computation.