Dr. Muhammad Usman is currently working as a research fellow at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T), and the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria Australia. His most recent work involves theory and modeling of shallow donor impurities (P, As, Sb, Bi) in silicon for the design of qubit devices and quantum computing architectures. His work primarily addresses two problems: (1) Modeling electronic structure of single impurities and their clusters based on atomistic tight-binding theory. (2) Developing a theoretical framework to understand spatially-resolved wave function images measured by STM. He closely collaborates with the experimental groups at UNSW. 

Dr. Usman was graduated with a Ph.D. from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Purdue University USA in August 2010. His Ph.D. thesis studied multi-million-atom modeling and simulations of III-V quantum dots for the design of photonic devices. From 2010 to 2014, he worked as a researcher at Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland. His work as a team member of the European Union FP7 project BIANCHO led to the demonstration of world's first bismide laser device. Such devices will revolutionise the next generation semiconductor laser technology operating at the telecommunication wavelengths. Further details of this EU project, including his work are at: 

Dr. Usman has published more than twenty-five refereed journal papers. His work has been presented in several invited and contributed talks. He is affiliated with NCN as a contributor member. He is a member of the APS and IEEE. He actively referee papers from scientific journals like PRL, Nanoscale, APL, PRB, PRX, Nanotechnology, etc. He is a recipient of the US Fulbright Fellowship, German DAAD fellowship, and Purdue's Graduate School Tuition Award.