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Quantum Solutions develops and manufactures quantum dot materials and technology for wide range image sensors. Since the company was established in 2017, we have both supplied products and built partnerships with hundreds of companies and universities.

Our development and manufacturing site is in Southampton Science Park, South England’s central hub for successful Science and Technology businesses. Our science site is located in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, a university which actively empowers its research groups, spurring them on to new breakthroughs and prosperity.

Contact us at:
1 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park,
Southampton, United Kingdom
SO16 7NP
[email protected]
+44 73 89826941

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide a quantum dot platform to enable wide range image sensors. We do this by providing quantum dot (QDot™) materials and helping to integrate them with silicon sensor technologies to detect the light beyond the visible spectrum. These wide range image sensors enable “superhuman” vision and capture images that would be invisible to the naked eye: lower energy infrared (IR) lights or higher energy UV and X-ray lights. Cameras enhanced with these quantum dots can be beneficial in many fields; machine vision (quality inspections and control, food security, pharmaceuticals), the automotive industry, security, consumer electronics (smartphones and AR/VR headsets). We have a vision of a future where these cameras, with their augmented vision, will be the norm in our world.

Our Technology

Quantum Solutions is a spinoff from the prestigious, widely cited research group led by one of the forerunners in the field of quantum dots, Prof. Osman Bakr, and supported by frontier scientists Prof. Liberato Manna, Prof. Maksym Kovalenko and Prof. Omar Mohammed. Quantum Dots are nanomaterials with outstanding photoelectrical and photoluminescence properties. Quantum Solutions’ QDot™ Quantum Dots serve as active materials and platform technology in wide range image sensors: to extend the sensitivity of silicon CMOS sensors beyond visible light for  Near Infrared, UV and X-ray cameras. The technologies are protected with more than 20 granted and pending patents.

Our Team

We are the experts who push the technological frontiers. Our interdisciplinary team consists of specialists from scientific, R&D and business backgrounds in the fields of chemistry, nanotechnology, material science, chemical engineering and optoelectronic devices engineering. Our team and advisory board represent 9 countries and have 9 PhDs on the board.

Dr. Osman Bakr

Osman M. Bakr is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and head of the Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory at KAUST. He earned a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (2003), as well as an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard (2009). Osman Bakr founded The Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory in 2010, which now works on the design and self-assembly of hybrid and inorganic materials to generate breakthrough applications in solar energy harvesting and optoelectronic devices. Bakr has published over 200 articles, in premier international peer-reviewed research journals, including Science, Nature Energy, and Journal of the American Chemical Society. Osman Bakr was selected as a Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum (2016) and serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals of the American Chemical Society. He was named an Innovator Under 35 in the Arab World by the MIT Technology Review- Arab Edition (2016); one of the ten leading university researchers world-wide in the area of perovskite solar cells by the Times Higher Education (2018); and a Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group (2019).

Marat Lutfullin

Marat Lutfullin is the CEO of Quantum Solutions. Marat Lutfullin holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Moscow State University. He also holds an M.S. in Project Management from the Higher School of Economics. He has experience in both startups and industrial companies in chemical fields. In 2016, he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and helped to establish the startup company Quantum Solutions in 2017, based on KAUST’s advanced research in quantum dots. In 2020, Marat Lutfullin relocated the company to the United Kingdom to expand the facilities and grow the business.

Lutfan Sinatra
VP of Product Development

Lutfan Sinatra is the VP of Product Development in Quantum Solutions. He earned his PhD in Material Science and Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia). He also received his MS in photonics from Abbe School of Photonics at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, where he studied light and nanoparticle interaction. His research over the past ten years has focused on nanomaterials synthesis and application.

Sergio Lentijo Mozo
Director of Manufacturing

Sergio Lentijo Mozo is the Director of Manufacturing of Quantum Solutions. Sergio Lentijo received his MSc (2004) and his Ph.D. (2009) in Chemistry (Organometallic Chemistry Area) from the University of Valladolid in Spain. Prior to joining Quantum Solutions, he developed his career as a researcher in the area of nanochemistry in different international research centres; in the LPCNO institute, INSA Toulouse (France) and KAUST, BESE department (Saudi Arabia). In 2018, he joined the startup Quantum Solutions, and in 2020, along with other members of the company, he was given the task of setting up a subsidiary company in the United Kingdom.

John Doricko
Business Development Executive
John Doricko
Business Development Executive

John Doricko is a deeply experienced global leader in the semiconductor industry, with experience that spans 30+ years in key executive roles at industry leaders such as Applied Materials, as well as mid-sized companies and entrepreneurial start-up companies.  He has worked throughout most areas of process equipment in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, as well various device technologies, and materials supply chain companies.  John has a deep understanding of, and contributed to all aspects of driving new technologies from initial concept and feasibility to commercialization and productization successfully.  Recentyly, John was tapped by a Department of Defense funded initiative to study and recommend a revitalized semiconductor manufacturing strategy for the United States. The CHIPS ACT was legislated to enable national security, critical infrastructure, and continued leadership in a global industry that is recognized as foundational and strategic for many of the industries of tomorrow.  Passage of the CHIPS Act occurred in December, 2020, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, and serves as a symbol + catalyst for the renewed focus the United States has placed on semiconductors.  John continues his work on the business of technology and driving success globally, through applying his wisdom, experience, creativity and deep relationships to accelerate competitive advantage and business success for the companies he feels privileged to contribute to.  

Dr. Erik Scher

Erik Scher is a serial entrepreneur and executive, who has spent the last two decades starting multiple venture-backed nanomaterials companies, in which he has had leadership roles. He specialises in taking novel technologies from concept to commercial products. He has previously worked in industries ranging from energy and petrochemicals to displays and specialty polymers in consumer products. Most recently he served as COO for Siluria Technologies Inc. (now Lummus Technology), where he oversaw R&D, IP, scale-up, and operations in Siluria’s commercial demonstration plant. Now, he serves as a board member as well as in various strategic advisory and executive roles at numerous companies, all of which are at different stages of commercialisation, ranging from inception to commercial product sales. Erik studied chemistry at Rice University, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. David Schut

David Schut is VP of Technology in Synexis Biodefense Systems (US), and has numerous years’ experience in product development for companies such as Shoei Electronic Material, Voxtel and HP, focusing on new quantum dots for optoelectronics. David Schut studied chemistry in Texas Wesleyan University and Oklahoma State University, and received PhD from University of Oregon.

Dr. Liberato Manna

Liberato Manna is the Deputy Director for Materials and Nanotechnology programs at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova (Italy). Dr. Manna has an extensive background in quantum dots, having received numerous major grants and been involved in many research projects. Previously, Liberato Manna was a postdoctoral fellow in University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a researcher in National Nanotechnology. Liberato Manna received his MS and PhD in chemistry from University of Bari, Italy.

Dr. Maksym V. Kovalenko

Maksym V. Kovalenko is a Professor of inorganic chemistry at ETH Zurich, and also a researcher at Empa (Switzerland). His research group focuses on the synthesis of diverse quantum dot materials and other functional inorganic materials. Prior to joining ETH, Maksym Kovalenko was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, having received his PhD in chemistry from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

Dr. Omar F. Mohammed

Omar F. Mohammed is an Associate Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is an expert in optoelectronic devices, Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Four-dimensional Electron Imaging. His research is geared towards developing a fundamental understanding of charge carrier dynamics in a variety of optoelectronic materials, including semiconductor quantum dots, polymers and perovskite nanostructures with different dimensionalities. Prior to joining KAUST, Professor Mohammed was a senior research associate with Professor Zewail (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1999) at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. Prior to his arrival in Pasadena, California, Dr. Mohammed spent more than a decade between Germany, Switzerland and Japan, embarking on the development of new laser spectroscopic techniques for direct observation of various chemical and physical processes in real time. Dr. Mohammed received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Our Quality Control

At Quantum Solutions, we understand the need for high grade QDot™ Quantum Dots. Our quantum dots are never sourced, but always created in-house, using proprietary technology. Our high standards of quality control help us to sustain premium quality Quantum Dots. Our facilities have the state-of-the-art equipment necessary for QDs characterisation, and quality control measures that include more than fifteen types of materials characterisation. The quality control procedure can be customised, depending on your needs, contact us for more details.

Titan FEI
Transmission Electron Microscope
Magellan FEI
Scanning Electron Microscope
FS5 Edinburgh Instrument
Fluorescence Spectrometer
Agilent Cary 5000
UV-Vis and NIR spectrophotometer
Perkin Elmer TGA 4000
TGA Analysis
Bruker XRD
X-Ray Diffraction Machine
Our Customised Approach

Quantum Solutions is your reliable partner in quantum dots development and supply. We customise quantum dots for any customer looking for help to build the next generation of disruptive wider range image sensors. We help to integrate our QDs in your sensor. Our team draws upon its combined experience in the diverse fields of chemistry, material science, engineering and optoelectronic devices prototyping to customise the QDs to fit any project. Contact us today to discuss your requirements for quantum dot materials and devices.

Production Capacity

Our proprietary manufacturing technology is based on a hybrid batch/flow reactor technique that enables us to produce high quality quantum dots with excellent optical and electronic properties, as well as batch to batch repeatability. Our flexible technology allows us to supply materials on small or large scales to support the commercialization and industrialisation of quantum dot image sensors.

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