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Dr Rhys Lewis

Director, Quantum Metrology Institute - National Physical Laboratory

Dr Rhys Lewis is the Head of the NPL Quantum Metrology Institute, responsible for NPL’s strategic direction in quantum and for leading NPL’s programme as a partner in the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

The NPL Quantum Programme involves establishing test and evaluation capabilities for quantum timing, quantum communications, quantum sensors, quantum materials and quantum computing. NPL also delivers projects in collaboration with the Quantum Technology hubs, and with many industry partners. Over 80 staff scientists and over 30 students work on quantum technologies at NPL.

Dr Rhys joined NPL in 2007 as an operational Division Head. Prior to NPL his career was in leading new product development in manufacturing companies. A very long time ago, Rhys gained a doctorate degree in atomic and laser physics