Quantum Technology Foundation (Thailand)

QTFT is a quantum startup based in Bangkok, Thailand. We help organizations become quantum ready via advanced optimization and quantum-safe cryptography.

In February 2022, QTFT raised a seed round of 30 M THB (approximately 1 M USD) to develop hybrid digital-quantum optimization engine, called SOR, to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art research and real-world deployment of quantum and quantum-inspired technologies.

Apart from business activities, QTFT partners with media and research institutes to preach the gospel of quantum and various emerging technologies.

Our Purpose

Innovative and sustainable society driven by quantum technologies.

Our vision

To create one of the biggest quantum ecosystems in SEA.

Our mission

To help organisations become quantum ready.

The Team

Jirawat Tangpanitanon, PhD

CEO & Co-founder

Jirawat received a Master of Physics from University of Cambridge and Ph.D. in Physics from National University of Singapore. He received Quantum Innovation Prize from Google in 2018. His research focuses on quantum computing and quantum simulation.

Pakorn Leesakul

COO & Co-founder

Pakorn has 12 years of experience in Enterprise IT, Business Transformation, Innovation. He is the CEO of Finema.co with expertise in decentralized identity platform. He focuses on helping the business to transform into the digital era.

Thiparat Chotibut, PhD


Thiparat received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University. His research focuses on statistical physics, complex systems and machine learning.

Areeya Chantasri, PhD


Areeya received her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Griffith University. She was awarded Australia Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships in 2014. Her research focuses on quantum control. Her work was highlighted as a Nature cover in 2014.

Poompong Chaiwongkhot, PhD


Poompong received Ph.D. in Physics from Institute for Quantum Computing, Canada. His research focuses on quantum cryptography, as well as security verification of practical quantum cryptography systems.

Thaned Pruttivarasin, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Thaned received her Ph.D. in Physics from University of California where he worked on trapped-ion experiments. He has published several research papers in top-tier journals including Nature and Nature Physics.

Nuttawut Kongsuwan, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Nuttawut received a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College London. He was awarded the President’s PhD scholarships from Imperial College London. His research focuses nano-plasmonics and quantum physics.

Sippanat Achavananthadith, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Sippanat received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore. His research focuses on wireless and battery-free sensor technology with publications in Science and Nature, among others.

Kittisak Kaweekijmanee

Director of Strategic Partnership

Kittisak received a Master of Chemistry from University of Oxford, UK and a Master in Public Policy from National University of Singapore. His work focuses on public policy that mobilises STEM talents to create industry impacts.

Krittin Phornsiricharoenphat

Quantum Software Developer

Krittin received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Kasetsart University. He was a team leader in building data infrastructure of National Biobank of Thailand.

Theeramet Sinthumongkolchai

Research Analyst

Theeramet received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University. At QTFT, he works at logistics and power grid optimization.

Chanatip Mangkang

Research Analyst

Chanatip received a Master's degree in theoretical Physics from Chulalongkorn University. His works lie at the intercept between quantum-inspired tensor network and natural language processing.

Amornrat Sansoen

Assistant to CEO

Amornrat received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Chiang Mai University. She is also pursuing her master's study part-time at Chiang Mai University on green economy and international trade.