Full list of publications


  • B.S. in Physics, Universityof Jordan, Amman, 1996.
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
  • Ph.D in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002.

Professional Experience

During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Ashhab studied the theory of Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases. He continued this research as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University from 2002 until 2004. He was then a research scientist at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan from 2004 until 2013, where he conducted theoretical research on quantum effects in nanoscale devices. Since August 2013, he has been a senior scientist in the theory, modeling and simulation team at QEERI, where his research focuses on quantum effects in energy-related materials and applications.

Selected Publications


  • I. M. Georgescu, S. Ashhab, and F. Nori. 2014. “Quantum simulation”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 153
  • J. Zhou, P. Huang, Q. Zhang, Z. Wang, T. Tan, X. Xu, F. Shi, X. Rong, S. Ashhab, and J. Du. 2014. "Observation of time-domain Rabi oscillations in the Landau-Zener regime with a single electronic spin" Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 010503
  • I. Buluta, S. Ashhab, and F. Nori. 2011. “Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computing”, Rep. Prog. Phys. 74, 104401
  • P. C. de Groot, J. Lisenfeld, R. N. Schouten, S. Ashhab, A. Lupascu, C. J. P. M. Harmans, and J. E. Mooij, 2010. “Selective darkening of degenerate transitions demonstrated with two superconducting quantum bits”, Nature Phys. 6, 763