David I. Santiago

Dr. David I. Santiago is the Group Leader of the Quantum Information Science & Technology (QuIST) group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also the science & technology lead for the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT), one of QuIST's flagship programs.

Dr. Santiago undertook his undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Puerto Rico and his doctorate in general relativity and cosmology at Stanford University. He worked for many years as a researcher in the area of condensed matter physics.

Interested in expanding to the funding side of science, Santiago served as a scientific consultant in two government agencies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). In this role, Santiago helped design several research programs and advised on the performance of scientific teams funded by the agencies.

Dr. Santiago was also involved with the research and development programs producing early technological advances in quantum information devices. These early advances paved the way from dreams to reality with working quantum processors currently seeking to tap into the full power and potential of quantum information science.

Dr. Santiago joined Northrop Grumman's superconducting electronics team as part of their theory team and then joined Berkeley Lab several years later.