Douglas Paul has a MA degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics and a PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow at the Cavendish along with being a Fellow and Wine Steward at St Edmunds College, Cambridge before moving to the University of Glasgow, UK in 2007. From 2010 to 2015 he was Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre in the University of Glasgow and since 2015 he has held an EPSRC Quantum Technology Established Research Fellowship and a Dstl Visiting Fellowship. He presently runs a research group of over 20 people with an active grant portfolio of over £24M mainly concentrating on quantum technology with chip scale (cold) atom systems, MEMS gravimeters, Ge on Si single photon avalanche detectors, range-finding / lidar and single electron devices. He is a member of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology / Timing, QuantiC (the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging) and the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Communications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Physics and the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Prof Paul was one of the editors of the Technology Roadmap of European Nanoelectronic which became the Future Emerging Technology section of the ITRS roadmap and in 2016 was the editor for the European Strategic Research Agenda on Sustainable ICT. He has previously sat on the UK Home Office Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Scientific Advisory Committee and presently sits on the MOD Defence Science Expert Committee and the UK Government Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. In 2014 he was awarded the Institute of Physics President’s Medal for his work translating advanced technology into products.