Prof. Lieven Vandersypen is co-founder of QuTech, co-director of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received a PhD from Stanford University (2001) for the first implementation of quantum algorithms in the lab, using nuclear magnetic resonance. After moving to Delft, where he established his own group in 2003, he pioneered the control and read-out of single electron spins in semiconductor quantum dot arrays. Lieven Vandersypen is a recipient of the Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize (2008) and the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for Semiconductor Physics (2008), was a member of the “The Young Academy” of the KNAW (2007-2012), and is a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).