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Mehul Malik is the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies and Professor of Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he leads the Beyond Binary Quantum Information Laboratory (BBQ Lab). He currently holds an ERC Starting Grant from the European Commission and a UKRI Early Career Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. His research interests include quantum information processing and communication, fundamental studies of entanglement, and complex scattering media.

Prior to moving to the UK in 2018, Mehul held postdoctoral positions at the University of Vienna and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Vienna, including a Marie Curie Fellowship in the group of Prof Anton Zeilinger. Mehul’s work includes the creation of the first three-particle entanglement in high dimensions, the development of efficient methods for measuring complex forms of quantum entanglement, and the unprecedented transport of entanglement through a complex medium.

Mehul completed his PhD in 2013 with Prof Robert Boyd at the University of Rochester, New York. Prior to this, he received his Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Art and Art History from Colgate University, New York. Outside of physics, Mehul is passionate about science communication and issues of gender diversity and researcher mobility in academia.

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