Company co-founder and CEO, Carmen carried out her physics training and research at the University of Cambridge (St John’s College) and Imperial College London. Author of multiple high-impact academic papers and inventor of the technology which resulted in the foundation of Nu Quantum, for which she was awarded the 2018 Institute of Physics National Medal. Carmen is a founding member and Director of UKQuantum, the voice of the UK’s quantum industry, and member of the Technical Advisory Group to the UK’ National Quantum Computing Centre. Featured in Forbes magazine as a ‘Rising Star 2021’, WIRED, BBC, and others. Founder and leader of multiple LGBTQ+ and equity initiatives inside and outside academia throughout her career.