• Condensed Matter Physics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Quantum Computing



  • Dr. Muhammad Usman is currently working as a research fellow at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. His most recent work involves theory and modelling of shallow impurities (such as P, As, Sb, Bi) in Silicon based qubit devices. He was graduated with a PhD from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Purdue University USA in August 2010. His PhD thesis was based on theoretical modelling and simulations of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots for optoelectronic devices. From 2010 to 2014, he worked as a researcher at Tyndall National Institute Cork Ireland. His theoretical work as a team member of the European Union FP7 project BIANCHO led to the demonstration of world's first Bismide semiconductor based laser device. Such devices are expected to revolutionise the next generation semiconductor laser technology working at the telecommunication wavelengths, saving billions of dollars in energy cost. Further details of this project are at: www.biancho.org. He has published more than twenty five refereed journal papers and his work has been presented in several invited and contributed talks. He is affiliated with NCN and nanoHub.org as a contributor and is a member of the American Physical Society (APS) and IEEE. He is also a recipient of prestigious US Fulbright Fellowship, German DAAD fellowship, and Purdue's Graduate School Tuition Scholarship. Further details about his work are present at his personal webpage: http://www.quantumelectronics.org   


Member of

  • American Physical Society. Member 2008 - 2016
  • Purdue Alumni Association. Member 2010 - 2015


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Purdue University 2010
  • MSc, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 2005
  • BSc, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 2003

Awards and honors

  • German DAAD Post-doc Fellowship, German DAAD, 2010
  • Graduate Fellowship, US Department of States, 2010
  • Graduate Tuition Award, Purdue University USA, 2006
  • Merit Scholarship for A+ Grades, Govt. of Pakistan, 1998