Team
Defining ​the future of quantum

Riverlane team in our new office

The team at Riverlane includes experts from mathematics, computer science, chemistry, materials science, physics and quantum computing.

In collaboration with leading academics and cutting-edge companies, we are developing two early use cases for our software: the design of new battery materials and new drugs.

Working at riverlane

We are currently hiring for technical roles at all levels. If you want to help develop world-leading quantum software, and you have a background in computational chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science or quantum information, we’d love to hear from you.

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Jonathan Bean - Consultant

Jonathan Bean

Consultant

Jonathan is computational scientist working in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. His main research focus is on determining the properties of amorphous and crystalline systems from atomistic simulations. This research approach involves both method development and the use of existing methods to expand knowledge of interesting material systems. He is passionate about academic and industrial collaboration as a way of accelerating research progress.

Steve Brierley - CEO and Founder

Steve Brierley

CEO and Founder

Steve has over a decade of research experience in quantum computing, most recently as a Senior Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Steve founded Riverlane to turn theoretical breakthroughs into practical solutions by bringing together experts in the areas impacted by quantum computing with the pioneers of quantum software. Steve is a big music fan and spent much of his youth playing the saxophone in jazz and funk & soul bands.

steve.brierley@riverlane.io

Anton Buyskikh - Research Software Developer

Anton Buyskikh

Research Software Developer

After completing a PhD in theoretical physics Anton continued working on out-of-equilibrium simulations of quantum many-body systems with long-range interactions at the University of Strathclyde. Having always been interested in programming he focused on the development of research software, which brought him to Riverlane, where software development meets the cutting edge research in quantum computing. In his spare time Anton enjoys playing sports and exploring the world around.

anton.buyskikh@riverlane.io

Earl Campbell - Senior Research Scientist

Earl Campbell

Senior Research Scientist

Earl has been working since 2005 on quantum computation trying to design the simplest possible device for experimentalists to build. His work spans quantum error correction, compilers for quantum computers and simulation software for quantum computing. In addition to his role at Riverlane, Earl is an EPSRC quantum technology research fellow. Outside work, Earl's hobbies include dancing to the baby shark song with his daughters.

earl.campbell@riverlane.io

Joan Camps - Research Software Developer

Joan Camps

Research Software Developer

Joan is a theoretical physicist with a PhD in General Relativity from the University of Barcelona (2010). Joan has conducted research in many top universities within the UK, most recently on the interplay between quantum gravity, field theory and information science. This spurred his deep interest in quantum information, computation and technologies. Outside of work Joan loves spending time with his family. He also likes swimming, reading and listening to podcasts.

joan.camps@riverlane.io

Ophelia Crawford - Research Software Developer

Ophelia Crawford

Research Software Developer

Ophelia completed a PhD in Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, during which she developed expertise in numerical algorithms. At Riverlane she is leveraging the power of quantum computers to build a simulation engine for microscopic systems and is passionate about enabling expensive laboratory tests to be replaced with computer simulation. Ophelia is the lead PI on an Innovate UK Eureka grant, working with Canadian collaborators to enhance industrial productivity.

ophelia.crawford@riverlane.io

James Cruise - Senior Research Scientist

James Cruise

Senior Research Scientist

James is a mathematician who works on the application of statistical and probabilistic techniques to real world systems. These include internet traffic modelling, social networks and most recently power systems. James completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge and has since held research positions at Bristol University and Heriot Watt University. Outside of work he enjoys playing board games and developing his skills as a weaver.

james.cruise@riverlane.io

Amy Flower - Executive Assistant

Amy Flower

Executive Assistant

Amy previously worked in the education sector and has more recently managed events and communications within the Cambridge start-up community. She has extensive administrative experience and has worked as a personal assistant for a top tech CEO. Amy recently achieved an English Language and Literature degree with the Open University. Amy lives with her husband and two young daughters. She loves to read and has become a huge podcast fan.

amy.flower@riverlane.io

Steven Herbert - Visiting Researcher

Steven Herbert

Visiting Researcher

Steven is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford Department of Computer Science. He is seconded to Riverlane to work on a NQIT partnership project and is a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. Steven’s current research interests concern characterisation of entanglement distribution and efficient execution of quantum algorithms on near-term quantum computers. Outside work, he enjoys playing football and travelling with his family.

steven.herbert@riverlane.io

Leonie Mueck - VP Product Strategy and Communications

Leonie Mueck

VP Product Strategy and Communications

Leonie has a background in developing and using highly accurate methods in quantum chemistry. After her PhD, she moved into editorial roles at Nature and Nature Communications where she was responsible for quantum computing and other topics in physics. An ardent supporter of Open Science, she then joined PLOS ONE to build a physical sciences and engineering division. She is passionate about diversity in STEM and serves on NumFOCUS's diversity and inclusion committee.

leonie.mueck@riverlane.io

Tom Parks - Research Software Developer

Tom Parks

Research Software Developer

Tom has a MPhil in computer science from the University of Cambridge, where he investigated quantum simulation methods using novel classical hardware architectures. He also holds a BSc in Theoretical Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London and has worked as a software developer in a variety of research fields including fusion energy and microscopy. Outside work, Tom enjoys hill walking and photography.

tom.parks@riverlane.io

Dave Plant - Senior Research Scientist

Dave Plant

Senior Research Scientist

Dave joined Riverlane from one of the UK’s National Labs. As one of their youngest ever distinguished scientists, he spearheaded the deployment of computational chemistry at scale. Pioneering new methods and applications, Dave delivered a number of high-profile projects of national significance that resulted in cost savings to the UK government in the £10m’s.

dave.plant@riverlane.io

Lisa Roberts - Office Manager

Lisa Roberts

Office Manager

Lisa is a graduate from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She has extensive experience as an Office, Facilities and Health & Safety Manager and has previously worked within the Semi-Conductor and FinTech industry. Lisa also has experience in HR administration and is actively deepening her knowledge in this area. Outside work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new walks with her dog. She also loves quizzes, both participating in them and creating them.

lisa.roberts@riverlane.io

Bek Simmons - VP Operations and People

Bek Simmons

VP Operations and People

Bek has fifteen years’ experience within leading health, research and higher education organisations. She co-founded THIS Institute, a £42m healthcare research institute at the University of Cambridge, setting up a team of 35 people in one year. Bek originally trained as an epidemiologist and has held research positions at the MRC Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. At Riverlane, Bek is responsible for operations, people and strategy development.

rebecca.simmons@riverlane.io

Dan Underwood - Research Software Developer

Dan Underwood

Research Software Developer

Dan obtained a PhD in Physics from University College London, where he developed and used high-performance quantum chemistry methods to investigate the properties of atmospheric molecules. He has worked in a mixture of industrial and academic roles, most recently as a Research Associate in the Cambridge University Department of Computer Science and Technology. Outside work, Dan enjoys cycling, reading and music - though not all at the same time.

dan.underwood@riverlane.io