Javad Shabani is a member of SEEQC’S scientific advisory board. He is an assistant professor of physics at New York University and a member of the Center for Quantum Phenomena. He received his PhD from Princeton University and conducted his post-doctoral research at Harvard University and University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on developing novel quantum computing hardware using materials innovation and on topological superconductivity, and developing voltage-controlled superconducting qubits. He is an active member of quantum education and workforce development in the New York area. He is a recipient of the US Army and US Air Force young investigator awards.