Mehdi Namazi, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Mehdi has deep expertise in developing quantum communication technologies. His research accomplishments include the experimental realization of the first room-temperature quantum memory, demonstration of secure information storage using a combination of quantum memory and Quantum Key Distribution protocols and simulating relativistic quantum particles using light-matter interactions.
Eden Figueroa, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Eden is a pioneer in the innovation and characterization of quantum devices. Among his achievements: the first room-temperature quantum memory for squeezed light, the first quantum memory using single atoms in optical cavities, and recently, the first high-fidelity room-temperature memory for polarization qubits. Prof. Figueroa holds joint appointments at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Quantum Information Technology Lab and Brookhaven National Lab.
Mael Flament, M.Sc.
Chief Technology Officer
Mael has an extensive background in the design and buildout of scientific instrumentation. His previous experience includes work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, CERN, & NASA. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having established two other instrumentation companies in which continues to be active. More recently, he leveraged his expertise to develop a new generation of compact light-matter interfaces, or quantum memories, for scalable quantum networks, as well as other ancillary networking components.
Noel Goddard, Ph.D.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Noel is a seed investor with the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, where she built a portfolio of 23 companies across deep technology and life science sectors. She is a serial entrepreneur, having founded/led two life science startup companies. Before joining the startup community, Noel was an assistant professor of physics at Hunter College. Her early research included the study of light-matter interactions in highly-resonant cavities and the development of single-photon methods for probing molecular processes in fluids.
Avril began her business career performing market analysis in the mortgage finance and energy trading industries. Over the past 30 years, she has acquired a unique and diverse business background with experience working for large international banking, trading, and software development companies in NY, CT, & TX, as well as a small business owner and operator for 14 years in the allied healthcare sectors in NM.