Dr Karen J Gordon
Dr Karen Jane Gordon was born in Baillieston (near Glasgow) Scotland in 1976. She graduated with BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics with Computing from Napier University Edinburgh in 1998, MSc in Optoelectronics and Laser Devices from the Unversity of St Andrews in 2000, and the PhD in Physics from Heriot–Watt University under the supervision of Professor Gerald S. Buller in 2004. From 2003 to 2007 she undertook a Post–Doctoral position at Heriot–Watt University continuing her PhD work on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Since 2007 Karen has worked for Selex ES in Edinburgh.