Pascale Senellart

Co-Founder & CSO at Quandela

Pascale Senellart is a French scientist and entrepreneur. Pascale is the co-founder and CSO of Quandela, a quantum technology company.

Senellart began their career as an engineer at Schlumberger. Pascale then transitioned to academia, first as a lecturer at Université Paris Diderot, and then as a professor at Polytechnique. In 2018, they became the Chargée de Mission for Sciences et Technologies Quantiques at Université Paris Saclay.

In November 2002, Senellart joined CNRS – the Centre national de la recherche scientifique – as a Chargée de Recherche. Pascale worked in the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures in Marcoussis. In 2012, they left CNRS to co-found Quandela.

At Quandela, Senellart is responsible for the company’s scientific strategy. Pascale is also an advisor to the European Commission on Quantum Technologies.

Pascale Senellart studied at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Lycée Jean Zay - Orléans, École Polytechnique, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Pascale earned a Baccalauréat, Ingénieur de l'Ecole Polytechnique, Diplome d'études Approfondies, and Doctorat en Physique Quantique. Her research interests are in the field of Physique Quantique.

Their manager is Valérian Giesz, Co-Founder & CEO. Pascale Senellart works with Jean Ferré - COO, Pascale Senellart - Co-Founder & CSO, and Georges Destriau - CFO.



  • Co-Founder & CSO

    Current role

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