Konrad Banaszek

Konrad BanaszekKONRAD BANASZEK is a professor at Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw since October 2009. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw in 2000 he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Rochester and the University of Oxford, followed by a Junior Research Fellowship at St. John's College, Oxford and a faculty appointment at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.

His scientific interests concentrate on optical implementations of quantum information processing and communication. In 2001 he received the European Physical Society Fresnel Prize in fundamental aspects for his outstanding contributions to understanding of non- classical light and its application in quantum information processing, especially advancing understanding of highly correlated bi-photon pairs of highly correlated photons such as those produced by down-converters. Recently, he became interested in implementations of quantum-enhanced protocols in realistic noisy environments, a necessary step to benefit in practice from quantum technologies.

At present, Konrad Banaszek coordinates a FP7 FET Open STREP project “CORNER: Correlated Noise Errors in Quantum Information Processing” (started 2008) and a FET- Proactive large-scale integrating project “Q-ESSENCE: Quantum Interfaces, Sensors, and Communication based on Entanglement” (started 2010) exploring new emerging areas of quantum technologies, such as metrology and sensing. He is a member of the European Physical Society Quantum Electronics and Optics Division board and an Associate Editor of Optics Express.