Brendon Lovett is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in theoretical physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he leads the Theory of Quantum Nanomaterials group (tqn.eps.hw.ac.uk). He is also an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford. He received his D.Phil. in physics in 2001 from the University of Oxford, for work on low dimensional magnetism. He then held Research Fellowships at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford, where he performed theoretical research into quantum coherence in solid-state systems. He has continued these interests since moving to Heriot-Watt in October 2010. His active research areas include the implementation of quantum information processing, models of open quantum systems in condensed matter and quantum biology.