Meet the Team
Araceli, the founder, spent several years working in industry as an aerospace engineer before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and pursued a PhD in the field of quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship in 2019. She is also an executive fellow at the University of Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in 2020.
Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez
Founder and CEO
Maninder has obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Delhi, India. She worked as a theoretical plasma physicist in LUIS experimental team in ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic. Her research focused on numerical modeling and computational simulations in Laser Plasma Accelerators and nonlinear optics. She has a keen interest in exploring next-generation technologies in research and applications that leverages machine learning and quantum computing and her passion in Quantum Physics inspired her to work for QURECA.
Dr. Maninder Kaur
François is a Risk Manager and IT Project Manager, with experience working in startups, big corporations and professional services. He has delivered a wide range of technology projects across all industry sectors and brings his experience of risk management to help design and implement key controls around QURECA activities. Keeping close to emerging technologies, François has a deep interest on how quantum can change the way businesses will work in the future.
Non Exec Director
Adriana is a client-centric person that comes from a background in HR and Client Development.
She started her career with the biggest bank in Malaysia over fifteen years ago and has since moved on to work in various industries over three continents.
She is passionate about building relationships and making a difference in people’s lives.
Leaving the world of high horology she has fallen into the rabbit hole of quantum technology and will be supporting Qureca in the areas of Recruitment and Relationship Management.
Recruitment and Relationship Manager
Ludovic is a business analyst and entrepreneur who aims at turning problems into solutions which can be transformed into business opportunities. From a background in computing and business administration, getting involved in quantum technologies will enable him to understand the fundamental concepts of this emerging technology and contribute to a community of bright minds capable of promoting quantum as a common language to raise awareness and participate in the second quantum revolution.
Ludovic Tientcheu Wansi
CRM and Marketing
Kirsty is currently studying towards a MPhys in Physics at Strathclyde University. Having just completed her dissertation in the Quantum Optics field, she has a particular interest in Quantum Physics. She is carrying out her internship with QURECA as a content assistant to support on various tasks for QURECA services.
Andreas, from Austria, is currently completing his MSc. in International Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde. With a degree in International Business Administration (BSc.), he is very interested in how companies are connected on an international level and how to simplify various employment regulations globally. He is completing his internship at QURECA as a recruitment assistant to help find international quantum talents for companies around the world.
Bruno has a PhD in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation. He actively contributes to the public and business awareness of quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For three years now he has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to executives and technical leaders as well as to computer science and engineering students. Bruno is also a guest lecturer at INSA Lyon and has built “Quantum for Everyone” with QURECA. Currently Bruno is also executing a role of a program manager at the new annual event “Quantum Business Europe”.
Dr. Bruno Fedrici
Michael has over 24 years of experience in the financial services, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business advisory sectors. Michael is a business growth strategy consultant advising leaders on evolving their growth strategy and solving growth challenges, helping companies deliver greater value, improved results for the organisation and stakeholders, and increased impact. He previously held several institutional sales and relationship management positions in the financial services industry, developing relationships with investment advisory firms. He holds a B.A., Economics degree from Bucknell University.
Consultant: Growth strategy
Mark has an MBA and PhD in Management. He is Professor of Management at Millikin University, and a former Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He served as Advisor to the AI Initiative at Harvard (The Future Society). He received multiple teaching and research awards and two international book awards. He authored/edited over 20 business books including: Global Business Intelligence, Managerial Forensics and, The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation.
Dr. J. Mark Munoz
Consultant: US focus
Kimberly’s involvement in quantum technologies began with fundamental PhD research at the University of Cambridge and post-doctoral research at University of Sheffield. Her research centered on optical processes in quantum wells and quantum dots. Contributing to the strategy formulation for increasing the quantum technology readiness alerted her to the UK and US defence landscape, key for developing highly innovative products. Her skills include digesting and disseminating market research, think-tank reports, conferences and presentations to develop an understanding of specific ecosystems and strategies for future development. She is adept at identifying high value marketplaces and those who may co-develop or license the IP and enhance the commercial value of the IP for the needs of the future.
Kimberly Schumacher PhD Cantab