Dr. Martin Roetteler to Lead IonQ’s Quantum Applications Team

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COLLEGE PARK, MD – March 26, 2024 – Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) today announced the addition of industry veteran Dr. Martin Roetteler as its new head of quantum applications.

Roetteler will lead IonQ’s Quantum Applications development team, which identifies commercial applications of IonQ’s world-leading trapped ion quantum computing technologies and delivers business value to customers. Additionally, he will drive innovation in the algorithms space across chemistry, materials science, optimization, and quantum machine learning and AI. Roetteler joins IonQ from Microsoft, where he led both the Applied Research and Quantum Exploration teams researching quantum algorithms, compilation, circuit synthesis and optimization.

“We are thrilled that Martin, a world-renowned leader in quantum algorithms, has joined the company in this critical role,” says Peter Chapman, CEO and President at IonQ. “His unique background of working in the quantum industry for more than two decades will accelerate IonQ’s path to commercial advantage.”

 “My career has been dedicated to bringing the potential of quantum computing power to fruition and to developing concrete, programmed solutions that deliver customer value. I am passionate about problems where our IonQ quantum computers can have a dramatic advantage over any classical method,” said Roetteler. “I am particularly excited to join IonQ at this inflection point to change the world of computing with trapped ion technology and expand IonQ’s growing portfolio of applications.”

Throughout Roetteler’s career, he has been a leading researcher on quantum algorithms. He led the quantum computing team at NEC Laboratories America from 2007 onward and developed tools and methods for scalable quantum resource estimation as a Principal Investigator in the Quantum Computer Science program funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) from 2012-2013. In 2013, Roetteler joined Microsoft, where he was a founding member of the Azure Quantum and Azure Quantum Elements teams, led the Q# Libraries team, and managed teams of quantum computing researchers. He is an inventor of over 110 patents worldwide and co-author of more than 140 academic journal publications.

Roetteler’s appointment reinforces IonQ’s commitment to driving innovation and advancing quantum applications, bolstered by its growing team of industry experts. IonQ has already achieved significant traction, delivering practical quantum computing solutions to major corporations such as Hyundai, GE, and Airbus. With Roetteler’s expertise and leadership, IonQ is poised to build upon this success, expanding its impact and further solidifying its position as a leader in the quantum computing industry.

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