Muhammad Usman

    Senior Lecturer/Research-Fellow (Equivalent US Assist. Prof.), 
    
    Quantum Computing - Device Theory, Simulations, and Algorithms     
    School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering,
    and 
    Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, School of Physics, 
    
    The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC Australia.
    
    


Contact details: Email: musman (at) unimelb (dot) edu (dot) au
                            Address: Room 287, Quantum Precinct, David Caro Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria Australia.
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Employments:

    2019-current: Senior Research-Fellow/Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, VIC Australia.

    2014-2019: Research-Fellow, Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, VIC Australia.

    2010-2014: Post-doc, Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland.

Education:

    2010: PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette Indiana USA.

    2005: MSc Electrical Engineering (Honours), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.

    2003: BSc Electrical Engineering (Honours & Distinction), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.

 Professional Memberships:

    American Physical Society (APS) 
    Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
    IEEE
    Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) 

Selected Awards and Honours:

    Elsevier, Finalist for the 2nd Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science Competition (2020)

    The University of Melbourne, Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2019)

    DAAD Research fellowship (2010) 

    Purdue University, Graduate School Tuition Award (2006) 

    USA DOS Fulbright Fellowship (2005-10) 

    K.E. Durrani Fellowship (2002-03) 

    Government of Pakistan Merit Awards (1996 and 1998).

RHD Supervision and Mentoring:


DurationProject Student Name Main Supervisor  Co-SupervisorBrief Project DescriptionPublications/Outcomes
2019-2021  MSc
 Muhammad Usman   
2019-2021 
 PhD Spiro Gicev Muhammad Usman Lloyd Hollenberg  
 2019-2021 MSc Shaobo Zhang Muhammad UsmanCharles
Hill 
Quantum Error Correction  
 2018-2019
MSc Spiro Gicev  Muhammad UsmanLloyd Hollenberg Electronic signature of intermolecular interactions in MgPc on Ag surfacesMSc Thesis Completed.
Paper in preparation. 
 2017-2018MSc Yi Zheng Wong (Alfred) Muhammad UsmanLloyd Hollenberg Autonomous spatial metrology of spin qubits in silicon  MSc Thesis Completed.
Paper submitted to journal.
 2015-
2017
MScAdam J. Brownstein Lloyd Hollenberg 
Charles D. Hill
Muhammad UsmanPhysical qubits and trajectory simulations MSc Thesis Completed.
 2010-2014PhD Christopher A. Broderick 
Eoin O'Reilly
 
Muhammad Usman
Tight-binding and k.p study of bismide materials and laser devices 
PhD Thesis Completed. 
Semicond. Sci. Technol. 27, 094011 (2012)
Semicond. Sci. Technol., 28, 125025, (2013)
2008-2010 MSc  Sadia Nawaz Johannes Strobel Muhammad UsmanKeyword based approach for defining EER as a case of virtual organization  IJEEE Vol. 50, No. 3, 316-340 (2013)
 2008-2010 MSc Yui-Hong Mathias Tan Gerhard Klimeck Muhammad Usman Coherent control of electronic states in bilayer QD molecules by application of external electric fields Nanotechnology 22, 315709 (2011)
MSc Thesis Completed
2008-2010 MScSadia Nawaz Muhammad Kamran Muhammad Usman Design of asynchronous data path for 64 bit architecture  MSc Thesis Completed
2009BSc (SURF)Selva Kumaran Vadivel Gerhard Klimeck Muhammad Usman  Development of nanohub tool for atomistic simulations of multi-layer stacked quantum dots A simulation tool to be deployed on nanohub platform  
2008BSc (SURF) Drew Schuster Gerhard KlimeckMuhammad Usman  Development of a nanohub tool for multi-million atom simulations of quantum dots 


Experimental Collaborators:

Agustin Schiffrin (Monash University Australia)
Sven Rogge, Joe Salfi, and Benoit Voisin (University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia)
Michelle Simmons (University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia)
Hans Huebl and Martin S. Brandt (Walter-Schottky Institute, Germany)
Stephen Sweeney (University of Surrey UK)
Takashi Kita (Kobe University Japan)
Edmund Clarke and Ray Murray (Imperial College London UK)
Vittoriana Tasco and Adriana Passaseo (National Nanotechnology Laboratory Italy)

Theory Collaborators:

Christopher Broderick and Eoin O'Reilly (Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland)
Gerhard Klimeck (Purdue University USA)
Shaikh S. Ahmed (Southern Illinois University USA)
Timothy B. Boykin (University of Alabama, USA)
Stefan Schulz (Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland)
Charles D. Hill (University of Melbourne, Australia)


Photo-Gallery:

2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (November 2019)



STM Team

Left to right: Joe Salfi, Benoit Voisin, Lloyd Hollenberg, Muhammad Usman, Juanita Bocquel, Sven Rogge, Michelle Simmons (June 2016)
(left to right) Joe Salfi, Benoit Voisin, Lloyd Hollenberg, Muhammad Usman, Juanita Bocquel, Sven Rogge, Michelle Simmons (June 2016)

Research group @ University of Melbourne in 2015


Quantum Computing in Room 225 (Dr. Charles Hill and Dr. Muhammad Usman)


Research group @ Purdue in 2010



My Supervisors:

2014-2019       Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg (University of Melbourne, VIC Australia) -- Personal Web
2010-2014       Eoin P. O'Reilly (Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland) -- Personal WebGoogle-Scholar
2005-2010       Gerhard Klimeck (Purdue University, Indiana, USA) -- Personal WebGoogle-Scholar