8 April, 2021
Oxford Instruments NanoScience Appoints Professor Martin Weides as Consultant Technical Director
Martin Weides, Professor of Quantum Technologies at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow (U.K.) will take up the newly created Consultant Technical Director position at Oxford Instruments NanoScience, alongside his University role. With expertise in quantum information processing and qubit systems, Martin will help drive the product roadmap in both quantum computing and physical sciences as Oxford Instruments NanoScience continues to innovate and lead in these markets.
“Martin’s experience and talent will be an asset to our business. He’s joining us at an exciting time, when we are accelerating our efforts in research and development to ensure that we stay at the forefront of the innovation in our industry,” comments Oxford Instruments’ NanoScience Managing Director, Stuart Woods. “Martin’s appointment will further support the momentum NanoScience is building in quantum computing and material sciences, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”
“I’m really pleased to be joining Oxford Instruments and to be at the cutting edge of quantum computing commercialisation,” states Professor Weides. “NanoScience is gearing up for an exciting future, with an ever-growing roster of prestigious institutions and clients.”
Weides studied Physics at the University of Cologne and received his PhD in Physics from the same institution in 2006 for experimental research on superconducting spintronics. He continued working on cryogenic quantum technologies with postdoctoral positions at the Research Centre Juelich, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Following positions at the University of Mainz and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology he is now leading the Quantum Circuit Group at the University of Glasgow to advance quantum computing with nanostructured electronic circuits.