Credit Where it’s Due
As readers will already know who have been reading our content over the last few years, The Quantum Insider likes to cover startups making a difference within our industry. We think it’s an important task to give credit to those clever individuals grafting intensely for a better technological future, which — for all sense and purposes — is still full of unknowns.
That, however, is not stopping ballsy entrepreneurs and academics possessing some groundbreaking IP go for it.
Next Generation Quantum Corp, founded in 2019 by Shaina Raklyar and German Kolmakov, is such an example of that brave innovation. A New York City College of Technology (City Tech) professor (Kolmakov) and his undergraduate research partner at the time (Raklyar) came up with the idea — which has been granted a patent — that could be a gamechanger for quantum technology and cybersecurity.
Next Generation Quantum Corp
The NYC startup’s NGQ network Interconnect is a proposed technological system with the potential to link several quantum computers through devices called Interconnects. In it, multiple quantum computers in one network for data centers and tech companies would provide up to one million times the computation acceleration, with, amazingly, a 100-fold reduced energy consumption.
Creating Quantum Connections
— Next Generation Quantum Corp
The team believes interconnecting multiple quantum processors in one large quantum computing cluster will ultimately revolutionize the industry.
Although for all sense and purposes in stealth mode as we speak, the startup’s talented team of expert quantum engineers and knowledgeable advisors are adamant they will get the job done.
Shaina Raklyar is the first of two Co-Founders and the CEO of Next Generation Quantum and an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY New York City College of Technology.
Currently a Ph.D. student of Photonics at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Raklyar plans to complete her research by 2025.
Prior to founding the startup, Raklyar had been a Research Assistant at the same institute, as well as an I-Corpse Entrepreneurial Lead at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a Research Assistant on an internship at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Raklyar obtained a BS in Biomedical Informatics from CUNY New York City College of Technology.
At Raklyar’s side is fellow Co-Founder German Kolmakov, Next Generation Quantum’s CTO and Physics Department Chair at NYC College of Technology CUNY.
With a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics, Kolmakov is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK and formerly a physicist at Lancaster University. With more than 100 publications to his name, these papers focus on the theories of quantum fluids for the most part.
In an interview with New York City College of Technology (City Tech), Raklyar opened up about her hopes for what the two of them have started: “I have three big hopes for the startup. The first is to revolutionize technology and to have our piece integrated into every computer in the future. The second hope is for Next Generation Quantum to go to an IPO. The third hope is for NGQ to get a Nobel prize in physics, or an equivalent in engineering (or both).”
Whatever the outcome, The Quantum Insider wishes Raklyar, Kolmakov and the rest of the team all the best.