David DiVincenzo was one of the first physicists to engage in quantum information and is considered an eminent 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. In addition, his work is also significant in the fields of materials science and solid-state physics. As part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, DiVincenzo is to become the head of the Institute of Theoretical Quantum Information, which is to be founded at RWTH Aachen University. He will also be heading the Institute of Nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.