Team


Dr Daniel Brown, Chairman

A successful serial entrepreneur, Daniel first founded a computer software business at the age of 13, which he ran for five years. He studied Chemical Physics and then Philosophy where he developed a passion for probability and network theory. During his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry he developed unique computer techniques for quantifying processes of change, which were used to build interactive models of stress based on variable subject profiles. Using this methodology for automating the fulfilment of variable user needs, Daniel co-founded APR Smartlogik, a business which he built to 50 people and revenues of $6m, winning the Times Innovation award in 2001 and NLB Visionary Design award in 2003. He is an inventor with a range of patents, author of several books and over thirty papers, guest lecturer and Entrepreneur in Residence at University College London, and a high profile global speaker and media commentator on Information Systems. He is a director of MegaNexus Ltd, the social networking company.

Professor Jonathan Tennyson FRS, Chief Scientist

Jonathan

Massey Professor of Physics, former Head of UCL’s Department of Physics & Astronomy (04-11), Jonathan is the leader of a large and successful research team studying a wide range of problems in the physics of molecules. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and obtained a doctorate in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sussex. After periods working in the Netherlands and a research laboratory he came to UCL where he founded the Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics and Astrophysics research group (TAMPA) which currently contains about 25 people. He is the author of over 500 papers in scientific literature as well as number of popular articles and books. Jonathan has developed methods for studying electron molecule collisions for over twenty years. In that time, specific calculations have been performed for problems relating to plasma etching, the edge of fusion plasmas, atmospheric processes, astrophysics, neutrino mass determination and radiation damage in biological systems. His group also studies the way molecules absorb and emit light with particular emphasis on processes important for astrophysics and the Earth’s atmosphere.

Anna Dzarasova, Chief Executive Officer 

Anna joined Quantemol in August 2010. She has a unique combination of two masters degrees, one in Physics and another in Marketing which combines her commercial and technical skills. With 6 years experience in business development and over 15 years of sales experience, Anna was appointed as CEO in August 2017.  Anna is  responsible for leading the development and execution of the Quantemol’s long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and timely execution of projects. She is the main point of communication between the board of directors and ​staff, and maintains a keen awareness of Quantemol’s industry and market.  You can always get in contact with her if you have questions regarding Quantemol via anna@quantemol.com.

 

Dr Sebastian Mohr, Plasma Scientist, Product Development

Dr. Sebastian Mohr has joined the Quantemol team as an expert plasma physicist and specialist in HPEM in June 2014. He has obtained his PhD degree at the Institute for Plasma and Atomic Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, working on simulation and modelling of CCRF-discharges in hydrogen and hydrogen/silane with HPEM. Sebastian is working various different projects at Quantemol . He is interacting with customers to provide technical support, plasma physics consulting, also he is responsible for implementation, debugging and documentation of new capabilities in Quantemol-VT modeling expert system.

 

 

James Hamilton, Scientist, Product Development

James is an aspiring theoretical physicist. He completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees at UCL in 2012, spending a year working in the city before returning to physics and joining the Quantemol team in September 2013. James is currently working towards obtaining his PhD. James is a developer on Quantemol-N. In addition to improving the processing of the product James is working on incorporating relativistic effects into the program. The incorporation of relativistic effects will allow for modelling of heavier molecules.

 

 

Dr Sara Rahimi, Scientist, Product Development

Dr. Sara Rahimi is working as a researcher at Quantemol Ltd and her research interests include plasma modelling and analysis of mechanism in low-pressure plasmas. She is developing the Quantemol database designed for plasma chemistries, and conducting feature scale simulation for better understanding of different surface processes. Sara is also working as a consultant in developing plasma models and analysis tools for other companies. She is enthusiastic about applying modelling techniques to industrial data, in order to achieve a better understanding of the behaviour of a system.

 

 

Saj Zand-Lashani, Sales and Marketing Manager

Saj is responsible for sales and marketing at Quantemol and her role has a particular focus on the Quantemol-DB project and outreach to different industries and research fields using plasma processes. She has over 3 years of work experience in academia and industry. Having worked with companies ranging from exciting start-ups to large multinationals across Europe, Saj has an exposure and appreciation for different cultures and approaches. She gained commercial experience working as a scientific consultant in recruitment within a range of industries, helping to source the right talent and build teams.  She graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in Molecular Medicine and Cancer research. Saj has a friendly and consultative approach, and always happy to have a chat.

 

Dr Christian Hill, Senior Scientist

Christian is a physicist and physical chemist working at Quantemol. His specialities are spectroscopy and the representation and communication of data in the physical sciences. Christian is working on the Quantemol database (QDB), which allows users to calculate data sets and  create collections of data in the form of “chemistries” to input into their own models.