About us


Our strength is in knowledge, diversity, and equality.

Dr. Shahram Mossayebi

holds a PhD in Post-Quantum Cryptography from Royal Holloway University of London. He has obtained his Information Security Master’s degree from the same school, as well as a BSc in Physics. Shahram is a quantum cybersecurity expert who has written scientific papers on the security of modern cryptosystems against quantum adversaries. He has also worked as a cybersecurity consultant.

Cofounder and CTO
Patrick Camilleri

has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Otto-von-Guericke University in Germany. He also has a BEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta. He worked at Philips Semiconductors Zurich where he designed semiconductor chips for mobile phones. At Philips he also used photon emission microscopy to analyse failures in semiconductor chips. Patrick recently was a Postdoc at the University of Manchester where he did cutting edge research on parallel computing.

Principle analogue design engineer
Faisal Awqati

20 years of work experience in leading industries such as NXP and STMicroelectronics, MSc in electrical engineering from Imperial College

Principle cryptography engineer
Thyla van der Merwe

PhD in cryptography from Royal Holloway, University of London, Ex-intern at Mozilla and Harvard, 4 years of work experience as a security specialist/software developer, Holds 3 awards in cybersecurity

Cryptography engineer
Robert Lee

PhD in cryptography and hardware security from Royal Holloway, University of London, Ex-intern at NXP

Cryptography intern
Elizabeth Berners-Lee

3rd year PhD candidate in cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, Her research focuses on quantum-safe cryptosystems


Jeff Parker

Former RAF officer, Ex-business development director at Airbus, Ex-consultant at GCHQ

Thomas Tugendhat, MBE

Member of Parliament, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Former Army officer, Former management consultant and energy analyst in the City

James Arroyo, OBE

Director of Ditchley Park, Former head of digital transformation at the foreign office

Prof. Ruediger Schack

Professor in quantum physics at Royal Holloway, University of London, Has published more than 80 scientific papers which have attracted over 3000 citations

Prof. Kenny Paterson

Professor in cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, The Editor in Chief for the IACR's Journal of Cryptology, Past EPSRC leadership fellow, Holds 4 awards in cryptography, Has published more than 200 scientific papers which have attracted over 9400 citations