Dr. Djeylan Aktas is head of the experimental photonics quantum communication group at the Institute of Physics of Slovak Academy of Sciences (IPSAS). He received his diploma in fundamental physics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2011. He has obtained a PhD in experimental quantum photonics in the same university at the INPHYNI with the QPI team in 2016 gaining a wide knowledge in designing complex photonics experiments and their applications in quantum communication and sensing. After that, he became Senior Research Associate in the quantum communication team at QETLabs leading the work on the development of integrated photonics devices for quantum networks. After his involvement in the first phase of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, he became co-investigator in the phase 2 and he participated in the international collaborative research program on quantum technologies funded by Innovate UK and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.