Just out today the list from MIT of 35 innovators under the age of 35. The lis contains Zlatko Minev from IBM who is showing that quantum physics isn’t quite as unpredictable as first thought. His experiments may be used to enhance quantum error correct leading to the ability to use fewer qubits or deploy more qubits successfully.
Also on the list is Jennifer Glick who is also from IBM is working to deploy quantum computing in the real world. Working with large companies such as Barclays Jennifer is looking at getting Quantum computing embedded into the mainstream.
To see the full list go here.