Bio

I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Quantum Devices Group in UC Berkeley, working with Prof. Alp Sipahigil on superconducting quantum hardware. My current research focuses on engineering integrated phononic and photonic structures to control and improve the performance of superconducting qubits for computing and telecom applications.

As an electrical engineer, I am interested in state-of-the-art integrated system technologies. Before starting my Ph.D. studies, I have worked as an integrated photonic engineer on a project sponsored by Global Foundry, aimed to develop SiN/SOI integrated electronic/photonic platform for optical communication and signal processing. In 2014, I have worked with Golden Electronics as a VLSI engineer, designing and optimizing digital logic libraries using various CMOS technology nodes (28nm, 16nm).

I have received my M.Sc. degree in Microsystems Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in May 2017. My thesis aimed to develop integrated optofluidic devices for sensing applications. This involved process development and characterization testbed assembly for passive edge-coupled silicon-on-insulator (SOI) nanophotonic sensors with a bonded microfluidic devices that deliver the fluid/gas analyte. During my studies, I had the opportunity to Intern at Nakano and Tanemura Integrated Photonic Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, investigating electron beam lithography methods and techniques for integrated photonic devices.

In Aug 2014, I received my B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan, with an outstanding academic achievement award. During my studies, I interned at Synopsys working on and developing an educational analog library kit using 28nm-process node.