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Dr

M. Usman

Senior Research Fellow In Quantum Computing
Computing And Information Systems
science & technology
physical sciences
physics
technology
physics, applied
materials science
materials science, multidisciplinary
nemo 3-d
physics, condensed matter
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Dr

M. Usman

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Quantum Computing (Algorithms and Simulations for NISQ Devices)
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Dr

M. Usman

 

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a STEM educator with CSIRO. In my current role, I am leading a quantum computing research and education program at the School of Computing and Information Systems.

During the last decade, I have undertaken multi-disciplinary research at the forefront of nano-science and nano-technology with a record of high-impact journal articles. In a nutshell, my research aims to exploit the “quantum power” of nano-materials to revolutionise next generation technologies with applications in quantum processor design, quantum simulations, photovoltaics, and photonic devices.
Since 2014, I have been working on the design of solid-state spin qubits in silicon with the aim to realise a scalable quantum computing architecture. I have contributed to many ground-breaking investigations and demonstrations including world’s first spatial metrology of P donor atoms in silicon with exact lattice site precision (Nature Nanotechnology 2016), STM-based probing of donor wave functions (Nanoscale 2017), valley effects in donor-dot coupled qubits (PRX 2018), machine learning approach to scalable architectures (NPJ Computational Materials 2020, patent 2020), the design of robust two-qubit CNOT gates, and the prototype of a large-scale surface-code quantum computer (patent 2020).
From 2010-14, I worked on the optoelectronic properties of III-V materials and heterostructures such as quantum wells, quantum dots and nanowires. My theoretical work on novel bismide semiconductors as part of the EU FP7 project BIANCHO contributed towards the demonstration of world’s first laser based on GaBiAs/GaAs quantum well structures. My research on InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots provided several key insights on their optoelectronic properties leading to the engineering of their output wavelengths and polarisation characteristics – two key ingredients for the design of optoelectronic systems.
I am a passionate advocate of STEM education and working with CSIRO’s STEM Scientists in Schools program. I am also a member of the Education Committee at the Melbourne School of Engineering. I am a member of APS, AAIP, and IEEE societies, and served on the scientific committee of IWCE international conference. I am a recipient of fellowships from DAAD and USA State Department. I also received Purdue's Graduate School Tuition Award, and 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research. Further details about my work are present at: http://www.quantumelectronics.org

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 60 most recent scholarly works by M. Usman.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne

2019

2nd Best Talk Prize at the Annual Workshop of Center in 2019

2nd Best Talk Prize at CQC2T Workshop 2019

2018

3rd Best Talk Prize at the Annual Workshop of Center in 2018

3rd Best Talk Prize at CQC2T Workshop 2018

2010

German DAAD Post-doc Fellowship

Germany

2006

Graduate Tuition Award

Purdue University USA

2005

Graduate Fellowship

US Department of States

1998

Merit Scholarship

Govt. of Pakistan

2010

German DAAD Fellowship


2005

Fulbright USA Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow In Quantum Computing

Computing And Information Systems

Senior Lecturer

Computing And Information Systems

Member

Australian Institute of Physics

Member

Purdue Alumni Association

Member

American Physical Society

Education


PhD Electrical Engineering

Purdue University

PhD Electrical Engineering

Purdue University

MSc Electrical Engineering

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

BSc (Honours & Distinction) Electrical Engineering

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore