Industry Session (Chairs: Marco Lucamarini and Feihu Xu)

Wed, 25 Aug , 11:00 - 12:30

Eric Wille works for the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2009. He is managing activities with European companies and research institutes in the fields of x-ray optics, quantum optics and laser communication. In the area of space based quantum key distribution, Eric Wille is responsible for technology developments and project implementations for commercial and governmental programmes. Before joining ESA, he obtained his PhD in experimental quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) following studying physics at the Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). His publications include more than 90 scientific and technical papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is member of several committees for conferences and of the International Astronautical Federation.