Prize Recipient


Irfan Siddiqi

Irfan Siddiqi
University of California, Berkeley

Citation:

"For fundamental advances in superconducting parametric amplifiers, including the development of the Josephson traveling wave parametric amplifier, and for their application to quantum measurement and control."

Background:

Irfan Siddiqi is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty
scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He is the director of the Quantum
Systems Accelerator (https://thequantuminformationedge.org/quantum-systems-accelerator/), a
US Department of Energy funded national research center, and the Advanced Quantum Testbed
at LBNL (https://aqt.lbl.gov/) that focuses on state-of-the-art superconducting quantum
computing technologies. Siddiqi’s research has focused on high-fidelity readout of
superconducting quantum bits, quantum simulation & computation, quantum feedback, quantum
trajectories, squeezing and measurement limits, and near-quantum-limited microwave frequency
amplification. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and a recipient of its
George E. Valley prize (2006). He received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in
2016--the institution’s most prestigious honor for teaching and continued commitment to
pedagogy. Siddiqi received his A.B. in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard University in 1997,
and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University in 2002.


Selection Committee:

2021 Selection Committee Members: Charles Agosta (Chair), Zahid Hussain ('19 Keithley Recipient), Fedor Balakirev, Chris Jacobsen, Zahir Islam