Scientific Advisory Board

An external scientific advisory board, made up by internationally renowned experts in academia and industry, provides an invaluable outside perspective to support the further growth and development of the IQST center. They counsel the executive board to ensure that within the center of IQST there is a high quality of research activities and a stimulating infrastructure.

Prof. Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer

Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information on the Nano- and Microscale
University of Vienna

David Faller

Vice President Research & Development, IBM Germany Lab


… is excited about the advancements in Quantum technologies and exploring their application to solve current and future business problems.


Prof. Dr. Atac Imamoglu

Quantum Photonics Group

ETH Zürich

... is on the one hand interested in quantum optical phenomena that is enriched by the solid-state physics and on the other hand, uses quantum optical techniques to investigate many-body physics in two dimensional (2D) materials.

Dr. Axel Kaschner

Senior Vice President | Corporate Research - Advanced Technology

Robert Bosch GmbH

… is intrigued with the latest advancements in quantum technologies opening up a multitude of new industrial and consumer applications.

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Peter Leibinger

Managing Partner and CTO


... is convinced that photonics based quantum technologies will continue the success story of photonics as an enabler of applications and technologies that have a huge impact on both: the economy and society as a whole.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek (Chair)

Humboldt Senior Advisor
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH
Former President, Helmholtz Association 
Former President, Humboldt University of Berlin

Humboldt University of Berlin

Prof. Dr. Rainer Müller

Physik und Physikdidaktik
TU Braunschweig

 ... is promoting the educational aspects of quantum technologies on a national and European scale, thus addressing the emerging needs for "quantum-ready" workforce.

Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn

Integrated Quantum Optics
Paderborn University

 ... is exploring photonic quantum systems for the development of quantum technologies based on integrated optics, pulsed quantum light and efficient multiplexing schemes.

Prof. Dr. Michael Totzeck

Corporate Research and Technology

Carl Zeiss AG

... aims as a ZEISS Fellow to bring quantum optical applications into the medical and industrial world.

Former Members

Dr. Michael Bolle


Member of the Board of Management

Robert Bosch GmbH


Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Giacobino

CNRS Research Director at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel

CNRS Paris

... is developing systems for quantum information, interfacing light with atomic ensembles and with semiconductor nanostructures.

Dr. Jürgen Groß

Executive Vice President | Applied Research and Production Technology

Robert Bosch GmbH

… is exploring the potential of quantum technology for Bosch.

Dr. Peter Höfer

Director Business Unit EPR

Bruker BioSpin

Prof. Dr. John Junkins

Director, Center for Mechanics and Control

Texas A&M University

... is an academic researcher who develops analytical, computational and experimental methods, seekingclosure between models and physical realizations on the interfaces of advanced sensing, modeling and control of dynamical systems. His most important products, however, are four generations of stellar PhD offspring whose collective scholarship dwarfs his personal research.

Prof. Dr. Vincent Poor

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering

Princeton University

… is interested in information theory and signal processing and their applications in communications and related fields.