Personal profile


"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I would like to bring the time of magic closer."

Research profile

Denis Fatkhiev is a PhD Candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) working on chip-based quantum key distribution transceivers. As a member of the Electro-Optical Communication (ECO) group, his focus is to contribute to the secured communication systems by using photonic-electronic integration to enable high-performance, cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for both discrete variable and continuous variable quantum key distribution.

Academic background

Denis Fatkhiev obtained his bachelor's (2019) and master's (2021) degrees in Information and Communication Technology at Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU). At USATU he was also working as a research engineer on funded projects which were dedicated to on-chip orbital angular momentum approaches and photonics-assisted radio beam steering. In June 2022 Denis joined TU/e as a PhD Candidate.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action