Niccolo Somaschi

Co-Founder & CTO at Quandela

Niccolo Somaschi is the Co-Founder and CTO at Quandela, a spin-off company commercializing quantum emitters. Prior to this, they were a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CNRS from November 2013 to June 2017, where their main focus was developing solid-state quantum light sources for their implementation in quantum optics experiments. Somaschi also holds a PHD from the University of Southampton, which they obtained in January 2010 after completing their dissertation on hybrid organic-inorganic light emitting diodes.

Niccolo Somaschi holds an HEC challenge + degree in business administration and management from HEC Paris. Niccolo also has a Doctor of Philosophy in semiconductor photonics, nanostructured materials and devices from the University of Southampton, as well as a master's degree in physics from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.

Niccolo Somaschi reports to Valérian Giesz, Co-Founder & CEO. Niccolo Somaschi works with Georges Destriau - CFO, Jean Senellart - CPO, and Shane Mansfield - CRO.


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