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Ryan Robinson      

Quantum Engineer & CEO of Conduit

Ryan Robinson is a visionary who is creating quantum technology to change the world. Currently, he is helping create both new medication and tests for COVID-19 to stop the pandemic.

Born in Miami, Robinson began taking college classes at Harvard at 16. He then competed in DECA, the world's biggest business competition, and scored in the highest percentile (99%) for both economics and marketing management. After being accepted to MIT he began researching Dark Matter at 18.

After studying under Eric Lander, the Father of the Human Genome Project, Robinson then created a company named Conduit - dedicated to using computers to create products that solve the world's biggest problems - while still a student at MIT. Advised by Seth Lloyd, Robinson created his own major, "Quantum Engineering," becoming the first quantum engineer in the world at 20. Robinson then graduated from MIT with 3 majors, mechatronics, international humanities, and quantum engineering. He also published a paper about gender bias in the workplace.

At 22, Robinson was featured in Forbes for Conduit's work in solving real-world problems. Robinson then raised +$1M for Conduit. Robinson has also lectured at MIT about quantum computing and cryptocurrency. Robinson then premiered Conduit's 100x speedup at MIT where he was compared to ""Steve Jobs in his prime"" by MIT Professors. Robinson was later cited on Forbes again for Conduit's potential to speed up drug discovery. Robinson was later featured on LinkedIn as an expert on applying quantum computing to drug discovery.

In 2020, Robinson began working with the White House to find a cure for COVID-19 alongside Conduit's CTO, Logan Thrasher Collins. With the White House, Conduit used computing power to develop a computational microscope to detect the curvature of the viral membrane and help find therapeutics to stop COVID-19. Ryan Robinson is one of the youngest people to ever work with the White House.

Recently, Robinson received his first provisional patent alongside Collins for nanoSPLASH, an at-home COVID-19 Diagnostic Test that can detect new strains of COVID. A result of Conduit's computational work, nanoSPLASH is a combination of nanotechnology and synthetic biology that has shown the potential to save millions of lives from future outbreaks.

Robinson has been featured in MIT News, American Inno, Boston Business Journal, Information Age, CNN, Moguldom, Forbes, and the World News. Robinson has also been named as one of the most interesting people to ever live.

In addition to this, Robinson is a published poet and jazz saxophonist.

Speech Topics


  • What the post COVID-19 World Will Look Like
  • How our test nanoSPLASH is being used to bring life back to normal
  • Medications: My company, Conduit, we are working with the White House to find a treatment for COVID-19 using supercomputers


How Blockchain can be used in different fields such as healthcare to improve the world


What is it like to be a Founder of Color? How to Lead a Diverse Team?

Quantum Physics

  • How to Make Sense of Quantum Physics for Everyday People
  • Quantum Computing: How Quantum Computing Will Change the Future
  • Quantum Engineering: How I created my own major at MIT and designed quantum-based technology


How Quantum Computers Will Affect Finance

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