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Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at D-Wave Systems
University of California, Los Angeles

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Eric Ladizinsky is a senior scientific management executive with strong background in physics, engineering, materials, and manufacturing. He brings specific expertise in multi-disciplinary R&D, technical team building, creation and management of infrastructure, and convergence of R&D efforts with full-scale manufacturing. At Northrop Grumman Space Technology (formerly TRW, Inc.), he ran a multi-million dollar DARPA program in Quantum Computing using superconducting integrated circuit technology.

Mr. Ladizinsky leads D-Wave's technical effort to develop the superconducting integrated circuit fabrication process and has introduced industrial optimization practices for high yields, including construction of custom vacuum systems, automated testing infrastructure, and specialized low noise electronics. From our US foundry location, he runs the entire fabrication process - thin film deposition, photolithography, etching, testing and troubleshooting. Mr. Ladizinsky is also an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Loyola Marymount University, where he has taught courses including classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory and quantum theory. He worked with faculty and students to bring the quantum mechanics program current with state-of-the-art in quantum theory, covering quantum computing, decoherence theory and modern experimental techniques.

Mr. Ladizinsky has a BSc. Physics and Mathematics degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has 3 granted US patents covering advanced superconducting IC processes and new materials development.

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