Dr. Bernd Jungbluth is head of the Strategic Mission Initiative for Quantum Technology at Fraunhofer ILT. At Fraunhofer, he is responsible for the direction of the program at the institute and is coordinating the establishment of the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering CQSE as a project for economic development in the Rhenish lignite mining region. In the EIN Quantum NRW quantum innovation network, he is a member of the steering committee with a focus on technology transfer. In October of this year, he was commissioned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to coordinate a roadmap process for quantum technologies in the state. Additionally, he is a member of the European Quantum Internet Alliance and the Excellence Cluster ML4Q.
In his scientific career, Dr. Jungbluth is dedicated to the development of application-adapted lasers and frequency converters for industry and science at Fraunhofer ILT and has headed the working group Nonlinear Optics and Tunable Lasers since 2008. In recent years, he has focused on photonic quantum-enabling technologies, such as the development of particularly low-noise frequency converters for the Quantum Internet Demonstrator – in close collaboration with QuTech. Dr. Jungbluth completed his physics studies at RWTH Aachen University in 2000 and received his Ph.D. from the faculty of mechanical engineering in 2011.