Executive Board

The executive board of IQST provides leadership for all future developments of IQST including long-term funding, the research focus areas, collaborations and events.  The board also evaluates applications for new fellows, the graduate school, the young researcher program and the post-doc fellowship program.  They are also coordinating several major EU projects (SIQS, RySQ, Hyperdiamond), a priority program of the German Research Foundation (GiRyd) and the SFB/TRR21 (Control of Quantum Correlations in Tailored Matter). The current directors, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Barz (University of Stuttgart) and Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko (Ulm University) of the board work closely with the managing team to ensure that there is close communication between the fellows, young researchers and students of the participating institutes and across the various campuses.

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Barz, Director IQST

University of Stuttgart

Institute for Functional Matters and Quantum Technologies

... implements quantum algorithms and quantum protocols, builds distributed quantum networks and performs secure quantum computations in them.

Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko, Director IQST

Ulm University

Institute of Quantum Optics

... is researching the application of diamond quantum sensors which, as highly sensitive quantum microscopes, can make the structures and functions of individual biomolecules visible.

Prof. Dr. Jens Anders

University of Stuttgart

Institute of Smart Sensors

... is developing integrated circuits for quantum sensing and control in physics, the life sciences and materials research.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ankerhold

Ulm University

Institute for Complex Quantum System

... is researching quantum dynamics at interfaces between solid state physics and quantum optics or chemistry and in the area of crossover with classical physics.

Dr. Christian Ast

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
Nanoscale Science

... is looking for new quantum limits at the atomic level exploiting the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity.

Prof. Dr. Christof Gebhardt

Ulm University

Institute of Biophysics

… is developing methods to image and track individual biomolecules in vitro, in living cells and multicellular organisms, thus enabling quantitative biophysical descriptions of biological processes. 

Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian

University of Stuttgart

Institute of Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (ITI)

... is working on making quantum algorithms more reliable, even when they have to run on an intrinsically unreliable technology substrate

Consulting member:

Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau

University of Stuttgart

5th Institute of Physics

... is researching the interaction of atoms in ultracold quantum gases, in order to generate new states of matter under controlled conditions.