Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hengesbach is CEO of the Dutch Quantum Computing company QuiX Quantum, which sells photonic quantum processors and full systems based on integrated photonic circuits. QuiX Quantum is the world market leader regarding the number of processors sold, their quality (fidelity) as well as the number of inputs and outputs, the so-called Qumodes.
Dr. Hengesbach, who took over as CEO in May 2022, previously served as Managing Director of the quantum startup Q.ANT in Stuttgart, Germany. Having been in the photonics industry for more than 10 years, he has already worked for renowned companies such as TRUMPF and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
For his dissertation, Dr. Hengesbach was awarded the Borchers Badge of RWTH Aachen University, and for his research in the field of laser technology, he received the prestigious Hugo Geiger Prize of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the WLT Prize of the Scientific Society for Laser Technology.