Daniel Barredo completed his PhD in the Surface Science laboratory led by R. Miranda at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2009. He then was awarded a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship to work with Rydberg atoms in thermal vapor cells in the group of T. Pfau in Stuttgart. He continued his research in the group of A. Browaeys at Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau), where he contributed to the development of a new platform for quantum simulation based on programmable arrays of individual atoms trapped in optical tweezers and excited to Rydberg states. This Rydberg quantum simulator can now operate with full individual control over ~200 qubits and be reliably used to tackle real world open problems in condensed-matter physics. Daniel moved to to CINN (CSIC, Spain) in 2021 with a Ramón y Cajal contract to continue his research in quantum information science. He is the most recent member enroled in QTEP.