Dr. Ahmed Abdelrahman

Research Associate, Microsoft Corporation

Postdoctoral, Cold Atoms, Stanford University (2017)
Postdoctoral, Ion Traps, University of California Berkeley (2015)
Ph.D., Atom Chips, Edith Cowan University (Australia) (2012)
M.Sc., Physics, Leipzig University (Germany) (2007)
M.Sc., Scientific Computing, KTH University (Sweden) (2005)

Email: abdelra@purdue.edu
Office: Physics B87 / B60


Ahmed works as a quantum engineer with the Microsoft Quantum Purdue team, investigating the quantum electrical characteristics for topological quantum bit materials. Before joining Microsoft Quantum Purdue, Ahmed was a data scientist at American Express. He obtained his postdoctoral degrees from Stanford University, working with cold Ytterbium atoms for atomic clocks, and from University of California Berkeley, working on quantum simulation and quantum information processing using ion traps. He obtained his Ph.D. from Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, in the field of atom-chips for Bose-Einstein condensates for neutral atoms and for excitons in solid state systems. He holds two master degrees: one in Physics from Leipzig University in Germany and one in Scientific Computing from KTH University in Sweden where he studied parallel computing (including artificial intelligence). He has several publications in high impact factor journals including Nature.