About Leo Kouwenhoven
Leo Kouwenhoven works with his group on the development of the quantum computer. He is also the scientific director of the QuTech-institute, where scientists and the Dutch high tech industry work together at the development of this computer. He was awarded the Spinozapremie in 2007 and is seen as a global leader in the field of electronic properties of nano-structures. He is also responsible for a number of major breakthroughs in his field. As a pioneer, he has left his mark on research into so-called quantum dots.