Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Dr. Klaas-Jan Tielrooij is a highly multidisciplinary scientist with a track record across the fields of ultrafast phenomena, nanotechnology, and graphene and related 2D layered materials. He received the FOM Physics Thesis Award 2011 for his PhD research at AMOLF in Amsterdam and holds a degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers University as well as a postgraduate diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. He joined the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona in 2011 with an NWO Rubicon grant. Here he combines studying fundamental physics with identifying potential applications in the fields of photodetection, quantum technologies, and telecommunications.