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M. Suhail Zubairy
Holder of Munnerlyn-Heep Chair in Quantum Optics
Quantum Optics - Theoretical

Office Tel: 1-979-862-4047
Fax: 1-979-458-1235

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Education: 1978 Ph.D. University of Rochester

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Prof. Zubairy's research interests include quantum optics and laser physics. He has been interested in quantum optical applications to quantum computing and quantum informatics. He has also been interested in quantum state measurement of the radiation field and sub-wavelength atom localization. His other interests include coherent atomic effects and quantum thermodynamics. He is the co-author of two books, one on Quantum Optics and the other on Quantum Computing Devices. Prof. Zubairy received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1978 working under the supervision of Prof. Emil Wolf. He held research and teaching appointments at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona and the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of New Mexico before joining the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 1984. He served as Professor of Electronics and the founding Chairman of the Department of Electronics at the Quaid-i-Azam University. In 2000 he joined Texas A and M University where he is presently a Professor of Physics and the holder of the Munnerlyn-Heep Chair in Quantum Optics. Prof. Zubairy is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He has received the Orders of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the President of Pakistan, the COMSTECH Prize for Physics, the Abdus Salam Prize for Physics and the International Khwarizmi Award. He is also the recipient of Humboldt Research Prize of the Republic of Germany and the Bush Award for Excellence in International Research.


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