Kanwaljit Singh

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR THE POOR

Dr. Kanwaljit Singh leads FSP’s efforts in developing a portfolio of investments in the areas of digital identity, cybersecurity risk mitigation in digital financial services and applications of emerging technologies to accelerate financial inclusion.

Kanwal graduated from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry (2006) and joined the Components Research division at Intel Corporation in Portland, Oregon. At Intel, Kanwal led multiple teams tasked with investigating advanced technologies in materials science, semiconductor fabrication, device integration and reliability. As a chair of multiple strategic research sectors, Kanwal was responsible for driving advanced technology research efforts over six generations of Moore’s law in industry, academia and consortia-led engagements through Intel’s corporate research council.

In 2012, Kanwal was awarded Intel’s highest honor, the “Intel Achievement Award” for industry-defining impact with contributions enabling the 10-nm node. In 2016, Kanwal joined Intel’s Quantum Computing group and was appointed as Intel’s assignee to Qutech, a collaboration between Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research and Delft University of Technology, leading Intel’s efforts in developing and scaling silicon-based quantum computing across multiple core research areas in physics, electronics, cryogenics and computation. Kanwal has authored over 100+ patents and publications in organic chemistry, semiconductor devices and quantum computing.