### Principal Investigator

# Dr. K. Rajibul Islam

**Position:** Assistant Professor

**Email:** krislam@uwaterloo.ca

**Extention:** +1 519 888 4567 ext. 31995 (Office), 32236/7/8 (labs)

**office:** Office – Quantum Nano Centre (QNC 4109)

**Previous Institution:** Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Postdoc, 2015-16); Harvard University (Postdoc, 2012-15); University of Maryland (PhD, 2007-12)

**Publication History: **Google Scholar

Assistant Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo

UW Physics and Astronomy profile , IQC Profile , CV

Affiliate Scientist, TRIUMF and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

## Notable recognitions

- President’s Excellence in Research Award, University of Waterloo (2020)
- Recognized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy for outstanding teaching (2019, ‘20)
- Early Researcher Award, Ontario Government (2019)
- Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award, University of Maryland (2012-13)

## Teaching

- PHYS 234 (Quantum Physics I, Winter 2019, ‘20, ‘21)
- PHYS 393 (Physical Optics, Winter 2020)
- PHYS 256 (Geometrical and Physical Optics, Fall 2017, ‘18)

## Outreach

Dr. Islam is actively involved with several science outreach efforts. His activities at IQC include developing demonstration experiments (such as a ‘dust ion trap’) and conducting lab visits especially for young students. He is a co-founder of bigyan.org.in , a leading online science outreach platform in the Bengali (বাংলা) language. Bigyan (বিজ্ঞান, means science in Bengali) initiatives have been highlighted in Indian national media (such as NDTV and IndiaBioscience ).

# Publications

# [2021] Programmable Quantum Simulations of Spin Systems with Trapped Ions

Reviews of Modern Physics 93, 2, (2021) arXiv:1912.07845

# [2018] Single-Atom Heat Machines Enabled by Energy Quantization

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 170601, (2018) arXiv:1705.11180

# [2017] Multislip Friction with a Single Ion

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 043601, (2017) arXiv:1705.00716

# [2016] Ultra-precise holographic beam shaping for microscopic quantum control

Opt. Express 24, 13881, (2016) arXiv:1604.07653

# [2015] Measuring entanglement entropy in a quantum many-body system

Nature 528, 77-83, (2015) arXiv:1509.01160

# [2015] Strongly correlated quantum walks in optical lattices

Science 347, 1229-1233, (2015) arXiv:1409.3100

# [2014] Beat note stabilization of mode-locked lasers for quantum information processing

Opt. Lett. 39, 3238, (2014) arXiv:1312.6846

# [2013] Quantum Catalysis of Magnetic Phase Transitions in a Quantum Simulator

Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 100506, (2013) arXiv:1303.6983

# [2013] Emergence and Frustration of Magnetism with Variable-Range Interactions in a Quantum Simulator

Science 340, 583-587, (2013) arXiv:1210.0142

# [2012] Quantum simulation of spin models on an arbitrary lattice with trapped ions

New Journal of Physics 14, 095024, (2012) arXiv:1201.0776

# [2011] Onset of a quantum phase transition with a trapped ion quantum simulator

Nat Commun 2, 377, (2011) arXiv:1103.2400

# [2010] Quantum simulation and phase diagram of the transverse-field Ising model with three atomic spins

Physical Review B 82, 6 (060412), (2010) arXiv:1005.4160

# [2010] Quantum simulation of frustrated Ising spins with trapped ions

Nature 465, 590-593, (2010) arXiv:1912.07845

# [2009] Entanglement and Tunable Spin-Spin Couplings between Trapped Ions Using Multiple Transverse Modes

Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 120502, (2009) arXiv:0905.0225

# [2009] Large-scale quantum computation in an anharmonic linear ion trap

Europhys. Lett. 86, 60004, (2009) arXiv:0901.0579