Building a full-stack quantum computer is not just a physics problem, nor is it just an engineering problem or just a computer science problem:
it’s a messy combination of all these things.
We are experts in the messy spaces in between these fields.
Dr Tom Harty and Dr Chris Ballance
Chris and Tom have been working together at the forefront of Quantum Computing for over a decade. They earned their PhDs in Quantum Computing from the University of Oxford focussing on trapped ion quantum computing. During this time they set world records including the highest performance quantum logic gates, longest qubit memory coherence time, fastest and highest performance quantum network. They founded Oxford Ionics in 2019 to continue the journey towards world-changing quantum computers.
Dylan is a Chartered Accountant and fellow of the ICAEW with a MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has over 8 years experience in startups, following finance leadership roles in larger corporations such as KPMG and TalkTalk.
Emma is an expert generalist with over 15 years experience in SMEs, specialising in enabling deep-tech startups to successfully scale and realise their vision. She has an MA from Goldsmiths College London.
Our people are the key to our success. Their expertise, wellbeing, and passion have a significant impact on everything we do, and ultimately on our success as a company.
Our science team is made up of some of the best minds in the quantum computing world. They work on every level of our quantum computer design: from designing microchips, to developing novel quantum logic gates, to planning how we will architect the 1000+ qubit devices of the future.
Meet some of the team
Clemens is one of our Senior Scientists. He specialises in low-noise ion traps.
Clemens joined Oxford Ionics following his postdoctoral research into quantum control at UC Berkeley and the University of Cambridge, having obtained an MSci, then PhD at the University of Cambridge.