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. Elisabeth Giacobino, Chair

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. Peter Höfer

Director Business Unit EPR

Bruker BioSpin

Dr. Jürgen Groß

Executive Vice President Corporate Research

Robert Bosch GmbH

… is exploring the potential of quantum technology for Bosch.

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

Humboldt Senior Advisor

Former President Helmholtz Association

Humboldt University of Berlin

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.

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. 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.