Muhammad Faryad

Associate Professor of Physics at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS.

Muhammad Faryad is an Associate Professor of Physics at LUMS. He joined LUMS in July 2014. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Pennsylvania State University from 2012 to 2014. He obtained his MSc and MPhil degrees in electronics from the Quaid-i-Azam University in 2006 and 2008, respectively, with certificates of merit in both degrees. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in engineering science and mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 with the best dissertation award by the university.

Dr. Faryad is a computational physicist with research experience in modeling electromagnetics of complex materials, solar cells, and optical sensors. His major contribution is the work on understanding the properties of multiple surface waves guided by the interfaces of nanoengineered thin films. He has co-authored a book on Green functions for electromagnetism of complex materials. Recently, he has started learning quantum algorithms for solving computational problems on quantum computers. His current area of focus is the understanding and mitigation of the effect of noise on quantum algorithms. Furthermore, he was awarded the Galleino Denardo award by the Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in 2019 and the Early Career Achievement Award by the department of engineering science and mechanics at the Pennsylvania State University in 2021.