Meet the Team

CEO & Founder
Araceli, the founder, spent several years working in industry as an aerospace engineer before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and pursued a PhD in the field of quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship in 2019. She is also an executive fellow at the University of Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in 2020.

Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Non Exec Director
Stuart is actively involved in a range of technology business advice, activities and mentoring in areas such as blockchain, AI/machine learning, robotics and quantum. He is a University of the West of England Business Fellow and Mentor in Residence at the Bristol Business School plus a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol, mentoring at its QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre) facility. He is also founder and co-director of FinTech West, the representative body for FinTech in the West of England.

Stuart Harrison

Content Development Manager
Narendra completed his PhD in physics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA where he focused in the development of superconducting ultrathin film for THz receivers for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Prior to joining QURECA, Narendra completed his two years of post-doctoral research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden focusing on superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. His expertise include materials science, nanotechnology and quantum sensors. His interests include quantum sensors technology, quantum machine learning, education outreach activities in quantum learning. To add up more color in his life he hikes, plays football and reads books.

Dr. Narendra Acharya

Marketing Assistant
Ramya is in her fourth year studying BA (Hons) Marketing and French at the University of Strathclyde. After completing an 8 week internship for QURECA, she now continues working as QURECA’s Marketing Assistant. She was recently awarded the Stevenson’s Prize by her university for her entrepreneurship in promoting cross cultural relationships – a skill she uses in helping to promote QURECA’s enterprises globally. She has applied her creative skills to create some of the company’s web pages, design their business card, write content for blog posts and establish promotional posts on social media.

Ramya Mani

Training Assistant
Megan is a recent graduate, having obtained a masters degree in physics from the University of Strathclyde and has spent the summer between graduating and beginning her PhD working for QURECA to translate course content to the online learning platform. Megan specialises in the study of Biophysics with a special focus on novel microscopy techniques, but has always had a side passion for quantum physics.

Megan Clapperton

Content Development Manager
Maninder has obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Delhi, India. She worked as a theoretical plasma physicist in LUIS experimental team in ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic. Her research focused on numerical modeling and computational simulations in Laser Plasma Accelerators and nonlinear optics. She has a keen interest in exploring next-generation technologies in research and applications that leverages machine learning and quantum computing and her passion in Quantum Physics inspired her to work for QURECA. 

Dr. Maninder Kaur

Business Assistant
Ina is currently in her 4th year of an Integrated Masters at Strathclyde University studying International Business with Spanish and Marketing. She is currently carrying out an internship with QURECA, assisting them on building business solutions for academics.

Ina Milne

Video Editor
Hannah is the producer and editor of Qureca’s digital media. She specializes in branded storytelling and promotional media for digital platforms. She is the owner of Rosegold Pictures, a production company based in Glasgow.

Hannah Snyder