David DiVincenzo's primary appointment is as Director, Theoretical Nanoelectronics, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany). He has a secondary appointment as professor at the EEMCS Department at the TU Delft and a staff member at QuTech since 2017. David received his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in 1983; was a postdoc at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; then Research Staff Member at IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA (1985-2011). Having been granted an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2010, David became a professor at the Institute of Theoretical Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University and director of the Peter Grünberg Institute, where he serves to the present. David is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999), and Associate Editor of the Reviews of Modern Physics (2011-present).
David DiVincenzo was one of the first physicists to engage in quantum information research and is considered an authority on quantum information processing. In particular, his name is associated with the development of criteria for the quantum computer, known as the DiVincenzo Criteria, and also with the Loss-DiVincenzo approach to solid-state spin-based qubits.