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Ruslan Yunusov

CEO of the Russian Quantum Center (RQC)

Ruslan Yunusov is a successful manager with 15 years of experience in the fuel and energy sector, as well as in investment and innovation companies.

Graduated (summa cum laude) from the Physics Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He did his PhD studies in the N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ruslan also earned the second graduate degree in economics (summa cum laude) at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. In 2017 he got his Executive MBA degree in the business school INSEAD.

He also has about 15 publications on physical and economic topics.

Starting from August 2012 Ruslan is the CEO of the Russian Quantum Center (RQC) which provides fundamental and applied investigations in the field of quantum technologies and works on invention and commercialization of new technologies and devices based on quantum effects.

Under his leadership the Russian Quantum Center received about 2 bln RUB investment – the largest investment of a private company to a scientific organization in the modern history of Russia.

For 7 years Ruslan managed to assemble a team of leading scientists from around the world – create 13 scientific and 2 applied research group, organize 3 projects, and build modern laboratories from the ground up. The scientific results of the RQC are recognized in the world community and published in the best journals (Science, Nature). 7 startups are launched currently.

The Center's specialists are developing hypersensitive sensors, optical microresonators, elements of quantum computers (qubits), as well as quantum cryptography systems, etc. In 2016, the center was the first in Russia to launch an absolutely secure connection in commercial lines, in May 2017 – the country's first multinode quantum network and the world's first quantum blockchain. In October 2018, he created the Quantum Communications Competence Center of National Technology Initiative (NTI).

In 2019 Ruslan led the road map “Quantum technologies” development team within the Digital Economy national program.

He is actively engaged in the promotion of science and high technologies – public lectures (including for large companies: Sberbank, Gazprombank, Nissan, Intel, Leaders of Russia); articles and interviews in leading Russian and Western media.

Ruslan is engaged in the development of scientific and technological relations of Russia with the world community. He is a member of the Valdai Discussion Club.

Speaking topics:

  • Future Technologies
  • Second quantum revolution: at the intersection of fundamental science and industry
  • Quantum technologies
  • Quantum computer
  • Quantum communications
  • Quantum blockchain

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