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LuxQuanta's Team Grows to 21 with Latest Incorporations

10 / 08 / 2023

During the last few months, LuxQuanta has grown to a total of 21 employees, forming a team of bright minds and talented professionals working together to safeguard current and future communications.

LuxQuanta was founded in May 2021 by Dr. Sebastian Etcheverry and Dr. Saeed Ghasemi, with the supervision of Dr. Valerio Pruneri. By the end of 2021, the company already reached a total of 6 employees, including Vanesa Díaz, the current CEO of the company.

During the following year, the company experienced an impressive growth of employees, reaching a total of 13 by the start of 2023.

Now, we are pleased to announce the more recent incorporations to the team, summing up an impressive team of 21 professionals in about 2 years of company life.


Our latest addition, Dr. Nil Franch, is an expert in the realm of signal processing. He holds an impressive career spanning over a decade, with a wealth of knowledge from both academic and professional experience, particularly in the fields of Electronic Engineering, FPGAs, and VLSI Design.

Dr. Franch backs his work with a robust technical background. Holding a degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications, he complemented his studies with a Master's program focused on Microelectronics, specializing in the design and applications of Micro/Nanoscale Systems. Nil culminated his academic endeavors with a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from the prestigious University of Barcelona.

Quantum Key Distribution is a new field for me, and an exciting one. LuxQuanta is leading in it. This made me quite interested in joining the team, learning from them, and adding my own abilities.
Dr. Nil Franch, Signal Processing Engineer

Nil joins LuxQuanta within the Signal Processing team, led by Dr. Saeed Ghasemi, Head of the Unit and LuxQuanta co-founder.


At the beginning of the year, we proudly announce the incorporation of a young Master’s student, Elisabeth Llanos, joining us to conduct her thesis on Optical Phase Tracking for Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution using Machine Learning techniques.

After 8 demanding months of work, study, and many obstacles along the way, we proudly announce the completion of Elisabeth’s thesis, and her integration into our team as an R&D engineer within the Optical Design group.

She will now begin working to enhance our simulation tools to drive research on our systems while also aiming to start an industrial Ph.D. with us in Integrated Photonics.

Elisabeth is a Physicist who completed her studies with a master’s in Quantum Sciences. With the goal of pursuing a Ph.D., Elisabeth states:

LuxQuanta is a unique hub of innovation in the Quantum Communications field. We work with cutting-edge technologies and provide the perfect environment to develop myself as a scientist in Integrated photonics and CV-QKD systems.

Elisabeth Llanos, R&D Engineer & Future P.h.D Student


With our first commercially available product launched, NOVA LQ®, and the good response from the market, our production should be as smooth as possible.

That’s why Mattias Machio, a young and talented professional, has also joined LuxQuanta as an Electronic Engineer. He takes care of the key steps in the assembly line and assists the R&D team in their daily tasks.

He supports his work with a background in Telecommunication Installations and previous experience working within the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)..

"Working at LuxQuanta at the early beginnings of my professional life is a unique opportunity to foster my skills and experience in the exciting field of Quantum Communications."
Matias Maccio, Electronic Engineer


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