Professor of Physics
University College London (UCL)
Dan has over twenty years of experience in the development of quantum computing theory and leads a team at UCL. His research has spanned a range of topics, including architectures for quantum computing, such as measurement-based quantum computation, scalable approaches for quantum computing using photons of light and in fault-tolerant quantum computation to enable reliable quantum calculations even when the fragile quantum components are error-prone.
Dan began his research in quantum computing during a DAAD pre-doctoral Fellowship at LMU Munich in 2000/01. He gained his PhD from Imperial College in 2004, after which he became a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. Dan joined UCL as a lecturer in 2007 and was promoted to Professor in 2017.
Dan coordinates a European research network on quantum error correction, and has a research leadership role in the UK National Hub on Quantum Computing and Simulation. Dan was Director of the EPRSC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies from 2015 to 2019.