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The Company

The Company

Quantum Solutions develops and manufactures quantum dot “wide-range” sensors and materials for "superhuman" vision. Since the company's establishment in 2017, we have supplied products to 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 that enables wide-range vision, achieving 'superhuman' capabilities in capturing images invisible to the naked eye, including lower-energy infrared (IR) lights, as well as higher-energy UV and X-ray lights. Cameras equipped with these sensors can have numerous applications across various fields, such as robotics, machine vision, the automotive industry, security, and consumer electronics. We envision a future where cameras with augmented vision become the standard in our world.

Our Technology

Quantum Solutions is a spinoff from the prestigious and widely cited research group led by one of the pioneers in the field of quantum dots, Prof. Osman Bakr, and supported by eminent scientists Prof. Liberato Manna, Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, and Prof. Omar Mohammed.

Quantum dots are nanomaterials with exceptional photoelectrical and photoluminescence properties. Quantum Solutions' products enable the creation of 'wide-range' sensing and imaging systems, capable of detecting light beyond the capabilities of silicon technology, including short-wave infrared, middle-wave infrared, X-ray, and UV ranges. These technologies are protected by 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, and optoelectronic devices engineering. Our team and advisory board represent 9 countries and have 9 PhDs on the board.

CORE TEAM
Dr. Osman Bakr
Founder/Chairman

Osman Bakr is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the head of the Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory at KAUST. He obtained a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2003, along with an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard in 2009. In 2010, Osman founded The Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory, which focuses on designing and self-assembling hybrid and inorganic materials to develop groundbreaking applications in solar energy harvesting and optoelectronic devices. Osman has authored over 200 articles published in premier international peer-reviewed research journals, including Science, Nature Energy, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. He was recognized as a Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum in 2016 and serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals of the American Chemical Society. Additionally, he was named an Innovator Under 35 in the Arab World by the MIT Technology Review - Arab Edition in 2016, and in 2018, he was among the top ten university researchers worldwide in the field of perovskite solar cells according to the Times Higher Education. Furthermore, in 2019, he was honored as a Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group.

Marat Lutfullin
CEO

Marat Lutfullin serves as the CEO of Quantum Solutions. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Moscow State University, as well as an M.S. in Project Management from the Higher School of Economics. Marat is an experienced entrepreneur and business development manager. In 2016, he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to establish the startup company Quantum Solutions in 2017, building on KAUST's advanced research in quantum dots. Marat has established collaborations with customers & partners, launched Quantum Solutions' first industrial products, and managed the establishment of Quantum Solutions' sites in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

 

Lutfan Sinatra
VP of Product Development

Lutfan Sinatra holds the position of VP of Product Development at Quantum Solutions. He earned his PhD in Material Science and Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia). Additionally, he received his MS in Photonics from the Abbe School of Photonics at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, where he conducted research on the interactions between light and nanoparticles. Over the past decade, his primary focus has been on nanomaterial synthesis and its diverse applications. Lutfan possesses extensive experience in designing and developing quantum dot materials for optoelectronic applications.

Sergio Lentijo Mozo
Director of Manufacturing

Sergio Lentijo Mozo is the Director of Manufacturing at Quantum Solutions. Sergio obtained his MSc in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry (with a focus on Organometallic Chemistry) from the University of Valladolid in Spain in 2009. Before joining Quantum Solutions, he pursued a career as a researcher in the field of nanochemistry at various international research centers, including the LPCNO institute at INSA Toulouse (France) and KAUST in the BESE department (Saudi Arabia). Sergio possesses extensive expertise in nanoparticles manufacturing operations across various domains.

Alexander Bessonov
Director of Engineering
Alexander Bessonov
Director of Engineering
Alexander Bessonov is currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Quantum Solutions, where he leads engineering initiatives and drives advancements in cutting-edge technologies. His extensive expertise lies in device engineering and the development of manufacturing processes, with a focus on quantum dot sensors, flexible displays, and printed electronics systems. Alexander earned his first degree and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Novosibirsk Science Centre in Russia. His professional journey includes significant roles at industry giants Samsung Electronics and Nokia Technologies between 2008 and 2016. From 2016 to 2022, he served as the Chief Engineer at Emberion. Alexander has made notable contributions to the field, co-authoring over 60 patent applications and academic papers.
ADVISORY BOARD
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 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.

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