Victor Land is the institute coordinator for QuSoft, the Amsterdam-based Research Center for Quantum Software. In this role, he supports the directors of the center and acts as a linking pin to external parties, including the different universities involved in QuSoft. Moreover, he is part of the Quantum Delta NL team, that works to strengthen the quantum technology community in the Netherlands, as well as Quantum. Amsterdam, which seeks to initiate R&D collaborations towards commercially applicable quantum algorithms.
He has a background in astrophysics (with an MSc in General Astrophysics from Utrecht University) and physics (with a Ph.D. from Utrecht University and the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics). He researched early stages of planet formation in complex ionized media around young stars at the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Sciences at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the United States of America as a post-doctorate and research associate. He continued his career in science support and policy as a program coordinator at FOM, working in the office for public-private partnerships, after which he was the project officer for the Applied Physics department at the Eindhoven University of Technology.