Gergely Zaránd is professor and head of the Institute of Physics of the BME TTK, a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and group leader of the Momentum research group "Exotic Quantum Phases". In the last fifteen years he has been doing research on theoretical description of quantum circuits and design of artificial quantum systems. As guest researcher and guest professor he has spent years at prestigious research centres and universities (Harvard, KIT Karlsruhe, FU Berlin, University of California, Davis), and has predicted several designed quantum states. He has participated in several European consortia as a partner, and lead Hungarian and international research grants. His over 142 publications in Hungarian and international research journals have received over 3095 citations.