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Dr Mirella Koleva
Co-founder and CEO
Mirella specialises in the fields of optics and photonics. She holds a Master's degree in Physics and a PhD in Photonics from Imperial College London. Mirella contributed majorly towards the implementation of the theoretical methodology into Quantillion's code, particularly in extending the framework to describe quantum systems with an arbitrary number of levels.
Dr Gaby Slavcheva
Co-founder and CSO
Gaby is an international leader in the theory and modelling of light-matter interactions in quantum photonic nanostructures and devices. She conceived, developed and implemented the methodology underlying Quantillion. Gaby holds a Master's degree in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. She is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Physics.
Dr Vladi Kolev
IT Manager and System Administrator
Vladi is a Microsoft Certified Professional with a wealth of qualifications in ICT management. He has over 25 years' experience in the development of software applications for scientific and medical instrumentation. Vladi holds a Master's degree in Physics and a PhD in Biophysics.
Principal Software Developer
Tanyo has amassed more than 40 years of experience in software development. In the last 18 years, he has worked for IBM and Cognos Inc. developing business intelligence software based on Web & Enterprise technology. Tanyo holds a Master's degree in Physics.
Meet our scientific advisors
Professor Peter Littlewood, FRS, FInstP, FAPS, AMTWAS
University of Chicago
Professor Littlewood is a world-leading expert in theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly in many-body effects in strongly coupled light-matter systems, and polaritonics. He currently holds an appointment as Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, where his current interests include semiconductor quantum optics. Previously, professor Littlewood has served as a director of the Argonne National Laboratory, head of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, and head of the Theoretical Physics Research department at Bell Laboratories.
Professor Maurice Skolnick, FRS, FMRAS
University of Sheffield
Professor Skolnick is an internationally recognised expert in optics of semiconductor nanostructures. His research is focused on quantum dots, photonic structures and polariton physics. He is a Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Sheffield and Research Director of the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies. He is a recipient of the Mott Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics and has previously acted as Chair of the Semiconductor Commission and Vice-President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Professor Richard Ziolkowski, FOSA, FAPS, FIEEE
University of Arizona
Professor Ziolkowski is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he held a professorship in the College of Optical Sciences. Prior to this, he was the Computational Electronics and Electromagnetics Thrust Area Leader at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research focuses on the application of new mathematical and numerical methods to describe interactions of EM waves with complex media, nanostructures and quantum configurations.