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New Lidar Systems Engineer Strengthens QLM's Manufacturing and Test Operation
December 7, 2021

QLM is excited to announce David Lowndes as the newest member of the team, joining as Lidar Systems Engineer.

David Lowndes - Lidar Systems Engineer

David Lowndes – Lidar Systems Engineer

As QLM increasingly transitions from an R&D focus to a manufacturing operation, the need for dedicated system production and testing engineers with an understanding of manufacturing development is becoming ever more apparent. A few months out from the first truly commercial release of the camera, David is leveraging his fourteen years of expertise in the field of designing, building and testing optical devices for quantum technologies to bear at this crucial time.

Following a PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, in which he developed a low cost, handheld quantum key distribution (QKD) system designed to lower the price of entry to quantum communication networks for the general public, David’s postdoctoral experience included working on the UKNQTP Quantum Communications Hub, further developing the low cost handheld QKD concept with academic and industrial collaborators, and designing and testing prototype optical systems for quantum communications nanosatellite missions. David will be collaborating with the growing manufacturing and engineering teams to help ensure the commercial release of the camera builds on the currently available trial prototypes, and sets further evolution of the quantum gas camera on a firm, commercialisable footing.

David said, “The QLM quantum gas sensing camera is a really exciting technology, and I’m excited for the opportunity to get involved and help develop the product.”

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