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Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms. Atoms are nature's perfect quantum bits and can be controlled optically, without wires. Atoms provide a path towards truly scalable quantum computing.
Ben is an expert in atomic clocks and industrial R&D having worked on both Semiconductor and Superconducting Josephson Junction technology. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado, where his work on atomic clocks was arguably the most precise and accurate measurement ever performed at the time of its publication.
Benjamin Bloom
Co-Founder & CEO
Jonathan is an expert in nuclear magnetic resonance and has worked on applications of nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond, semiconductor spintronics, zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance, spectroscopy of chirality and parity nonconservation in molecules.
Jonathan King
Co-Founder & Lead Scientist
Krish brings expertise in atomic clocks and atom interferometry. After receiving his PhD at MIT, he worked at Draper Labs, where he led the development of stable atomic accelerometers for navigation in harsh environments. He also helped design and build a low-noise, optical atomic clock for use on moving platforms.
Krish Kotru
Senior Scientist
Brian specializes in the control of individual quantum systems. He obtained his PhD from CU Boulder for work using optical tweezers to trap and manipulate single neutral atoms. His postdoctoral research at Yale focused on the use of transmon qubits to engineer operations between superconducting cavities.
Brian Lester
Senior Quantum Engineer
Remy is an expert in high-precision laser spectroscopy and atom interferometry. He obtained his PhD at the Vrije University in Amsterdam working on high-precision spectroscopy of quantum degenerate atoms trapped in optical tweezers. He continued his passion for high-precision metrology at Stanford University, employing large-scale atom interferometry to test fundamental theories of gravity and quantum mechanics.
Remy Notermans
Quantum Engineer
Mickey McDonald is an experimental physicist with expertise in optics, precision spectroscopy, and quantum manipulation of neutral atoms and molecules. After PhD work at Columbia University on ultracold molecules, he performed postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago leading the development of an experimental platform for the manipulation of ultracold atoms in optical tweezers.
Mickey McDonald
Quantum Engineer
Stanimir is trained as an experimental physicist in the field of ultracold atoms and molecules. During his PhD at the University of Illinois and post-doctoral work at Princeton, he helped design and build two new quantum gas machines. As a research scientist in Columbia University, Stanimir helped realize the first molecular optical lattice clock.
Stanimir Kondov
Senior Scientist
Robin has extensive experience in RF hardware, FPGA, and embedded software design and engineering leadership. She received her Ph.D. in experimental elementary particle physics from the University of Chicago. She was previously the R&D Engineering Manager for the Ettus Research line of software defined radios at National Instruments and developed digital IP for RF integrated transceivers at Analog Devices.
Robin Coxe
Chief Control Systems Engineer
Prasahnt brings expertise from the fields of quantum optics, control, and information. During his PhD at MIT, he developed a cavity QED platform at THz frequencies. In previous work, he contributed to the development of high-fidelity quantum logic gates, custom control hardware, and translation tool-chain for coherent control of superconducting qubits.
Prasahnt Sivarajah
Quantum Engineer
Peter is a software engineer with eight years of professional experience. He obtained his PhD in physics at UC Berkeley, with a focus in statistical physics applied to machine learning, the result of which was a new way to fit probabilistic models to data called Minimum Probability Flow Learning. Prior to joining Atom Computing, Peter led a software team at an autonomous mass transit startup building the system control infrastructure for a robotic fleet of pod cars.
Peter Battaglino
Software Engineer

Kayleigh has expertise in the design and implementation of novel techniques for coherent control in atomic systems. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley, working on atom interferometry with lithium and its applications to precision metrology. In her postdoctoral work at Berkeley, Kayleigh led the development of a quantum gas experiment with ultracold titanium.
Kayleigh Cassella
Quantum Engineer
Joseph is an electrical engineer with experience in developing FPGA-based real-time control systems. During his master’s thesis at UPenn, he led the FPGA design for implementing a deterministic charge initialization scheme for room-temperature NV-centers in bulk. Prior to Atom, he was developing firmware and gateware for integrated solid-state LiDARs.
Joseph Lauigan
Control Systems Hardware/Firmware Engineer
Oriana is the Office Manager at Atom Computing. Along with multiple years of office management experience, Oriana has also completed certifications in Nonprofit, Human Resources, and Payroll Management from California State University, East Bay.
Oriana Havlicek-Allen
Office Manager
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Jun is a Fellow of JILA and a Fellow of NIST. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. His research focuses on the frontiers of light-matter interactions and includes precision measurement, quantum physics and ultracold matter, and much more. He has co-authored over 350 papers and has delivered over 550 invited talks.
Jun Ye
Scientific Advisor
Alexey Gorshkov received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard and did his postdoctoral work at Caltech. He is a staff physicist at NIST and leads a research group at the University of Maryland, where he is a fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute and of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science. His theoretical research is at the interface of quantum optics, atomic physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science.
Alexey Gorshkov
Scientific Advisor
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Ben is an expert in atomic clocks and industrial R&D having worked on both Semiconductor and Superconducting Josephson Junction technology. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado, where his work on atomic clocks was arguably the most precise and accurate measurement ever performed at the time of its publication.
Benjamin Bloom
Board Member
Ethan is a Partner at Venrock, leading investments in early-stage companies rooted in deep technology breakthroughs. He focuses primarily in quantum, aerospace, robotics, and infrastructure. Prior to Venrock, Ethan spent 15 years as an executive, founder, and angel investor, with leadership positions at Facebook, Box, and Yahoo!. He also holds 16 patents. Ethan is a passionate early adopter, space geek, and competitive athlete.
Ethan Batraski
Board Member
Dror co-founded Innovation Endeavors with Eric Schmidt, former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google/Alphabet Inc., in 2010. Dror invests in early-stage startups that are driving exponential rates of change in their industries — from agriculture and computational biology to fulfillment centers and satellites. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University.
Dror Berman
Board Member

He serves on the board of directors for Benson Hill, Boston Metal, Citrine Informatics, Holo, and Zapata Computing and actively manages the firm’s investments in Arable, Atom Computing, CoverCress, GreenLight Biosciences, Fortify, Pivot Bio, Planet Labs, polySpectra, Renew Financial, Unspun, and Zymergen.
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