Sara Diegoli

Sara Diegoli
Sara Diegoli
BSc/ BA, Ph.D/ EngD
Director of QuantIC
University of Glasgow

  • I have responsibility for providing strategic leadership and direction to QuantIC, the UK QT Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging. QuantIC is a collaboration of eight UK universities and over 30 industry partners delivering an applied research and knowledge exchange programme on next generation imaging technology.
  • Strategic Projects Manager at the University of Glasgow, developing strategy, governance, risk management, and horizon scanning for future large-scale research and innovation opportunities aligned with the objectives of the University.
  • Associate Director for Strategy for the Centre for Quantum Technology at the University of Glasgow, with responsibility for the development and execution of strategy and engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

After obtaining her PhD in nanotechnology from the University of Birmingham, Sara left academic research to work in a range of business development and knowledge transfer roles with the Scottish University Physics Alliance and the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Over the years Sara has taken increasing responsibility for the development of a range of strategic research and innovation initiatives for the University of Glasgow, including the recent establishment of the Centre for Quantum Technology at the University of Glasgow.

She was instrumental to the assembly of the original QuantIC proposal and joined the project leadership team as Programme Manager; she was promoted to Associate Director in recognition of her increasing contributions to the strategic aspects of the project and was recently appointed Director.

“I enjoy working at the interface between academia and industry because it is a hotbed for technology development and innovation. I like working with creative and energetic people; I find real purpose in turning ambitious research visions into deliverable projects, providing the management and leadership framework necessary to realise them”.