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Daniele Dequal

Daniele Dequal is System Engineer for the IRIS2 program of the Connectivity and Secure Communication Directorate (CSC) at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Since 2013 Daniele has been active in the research field of satellite quantum communication, formerly at Padua University and subsequently as a researcher at the Italian Space Agency. During this 10-years activity he participated to the first experimental demonstration of satellite-to-ground quantum communication, the first single photon transmission from MEO orbit and later from GNSS orbit, and to the development of the first Italian Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) receiver for satellite applications.

In 2023, he joined ESA as System Engineer working for the IRIS2 program (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) and supporting the SAGA (Security And cryptoGrAphic mission) an EuroQCI (European Quantum Communication Infrastructure) as QKD expert.

Daniele received his M.S. in Physics at University of Padua in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Physics at University of Padua in 2013.