School of Chemistry & Physics

Dr. Francesco Petruccione

South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication

Prof Petruccione is the South African Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication. since 2007. At present, he is also the interim Director of the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Science, an Adjoint Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pro Vice- Chancellor for Big Data and Informatics of UKZN.

Research interests

  • Open quantum systems
  • Quantum information processing and communication,
  • Quantum machine learning
  • Quantum biology

Research profiles