Mauro Paternostro received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) for his work on theoretical quantum information processing. After having been a research fellow at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, University of Vienna, and at QUB, he was awarded in 2008 an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship and appointed Lecturer at QUB, where he became Reader (2010) and Full Professor (2013).
He co-leads the Quantum Technology group at QUB, where he works on foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information processing. He is strongly interested and has significantly contributed to non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics, quantum optomechanics and the coherent manipulation of open mesoscopic quantum systems. Honors include a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers. He is the Vice-Chair of the COST Action Quantum Technologies in Space.
Mauro has attracted about 6000 citations (h-index=38) so far, and funding in excess of 6M euros from a number of funding bodies, including the UK EPSRC, the EU FP7, the Royal Society, the COST Action, the Templeton Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust.