Our Team

We have assembled a crack team of quantum researchers, programmers and business-people devoted to qBraid's mission of accelerating the quantum computing revolution.


Kanav Setia

Kanav is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Dartmouth College, and a former researcher at the Quantum Computing group at IBM. His research focuses on quantum algorithms for simulating quantum chemistry systems on quantum computers. He has contributed to the open-source quantum computing software of IBM and Google. He is also a co-founder at qBraid.

Andrea Coladangelo

Andrea Coladangelo is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley researching quantum cryptography. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, and a researcher at the Quantum Computing group at IBM. He obtained a PhD from Caltech, and he is a co-founder of qBraid.

Jason Necaise

Jason Necaise received his SB in Physics and Mathematics from MIT in 2020. He has been involved with photonics and quantum computing groups at MIT and Princeton. His work has ranged from limits on information entropy emission to numerical simulations of decoherent quantum walks. Jason worked on quantum chemistry at IBM Research, and is a qBraid cofounder.

Erik Weis

Erik works on qBraid's education initiative. Previously, he has worked as a high school physics teacher and conducted research in quantum computing and quantum chemistry. He holds a Bachelors in Physics and Human-Centered Design from Dartmouth.

James Whitfield

Scientific Advisor

James Whitfield is a Professor of Physics at Dartmouth College, and a pioneer in the application of quantum computing to quantum chemistry problems. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University. He serves on the scientific advisory board of Zapata, and he is a co-founder and chief scientific advisor at qBraid.

Jared Heath


Jared Heath (Dartmouth ‘22, CS and neuroscience) is a software engineer with 5 years’ experience as a fullstack developer and technical lead. He has worked in renewable energy, photonics, cryptography, and cloud services. He is also a co-founder of qBraid.

Elliot Potter


Elliot is an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, majoring in Physics. He has experience in cloud infrastructure, web development and robotics. He is a co-founder of qBraid.