May 25, 2022
Christian Sarra-Bournet is the quantum strategy director and executive director of the Institut quantique (IQ) of Université de Sherbrooke since its inception in 2015. IQ is a research community with 300+ members that brings together experts in quantum materials, quantum information and quantum engineering. Christian is one of the architects of the From Quantum Science to Quantum Technologies initiative. This ambitious project was one of five selected in Canada for the inaugural competition of the Canada Research First Excellence Fund. Since then, he has made significant contributions to the development of quantum science and technology research and training, notably with the establishment of the first IBM Q Hub in Canada and the creation of the Quantum Innovation Hub in the Sherbrooke area. Christian has been actively involved in the discussions which have led to Canada’s quantum national strategy.
Christian holds a PhD degree in materials engineering from the Université Laval, Canada and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Université de Toulouse, France.