DR M. Usman

DR M. Usman


  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantum Computing
  • Spin Qubits



  • Dr. Muhammad Usman is a senior researcher and a graduate research supervisor working at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. His most recent work involves design and characterisation of atomic qubits in silicon for large scale quantum computer architectures. 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 post-doc 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. Further details of this project are at: www.biancho.org. He has published more than thirty 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), Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) and IEEE. He is also a recipient of the prestigious US DoS Fellowship, German DAAD fellowship, and Purdue's Graduate School Tuition Award. 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, Germany, 2010
  • Graduate Tuition Award, Purdue University USA, 2006
  • Graduate Fellowship, US Department of States, 2005
  • Merit Scholarship, Govt. of Pakistan, 1998


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Our team works on modeling and simulations of spin qubit devices and quantum computer architectures. Our work is strongly supported by experimental collaborators in the University of New South Wales Sydney. Interested student are encouraged to visit our group web page at: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/quantum-technology/ For admissions and scholarship options at University of Melbourne: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/scholarships Feel free to contact us via email to discuss your application.