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, a U.S. Department of Energy funded national quantum information science research center, and the Advanced Quantum Testbed at LBNL 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 and a recipient of its George E. Valley prize (2006) and Joseph F. Keithley Award (2021). 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 and physics from Harvard University in 1997, and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Yale University in 2002.
Professor, Department of Physics