Reza received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. His last academic position was at the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering and Physics Department at Texas A&M University, where he set up and operated a laboratory for quantum nanosensing. He received his BS in Atomic Physics from Shiraz University and his Master’s degree in Photonics from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. Reza has completed multiple designs and build projects throughout his career, including Radio-Frequency (RF) excited waveguide carbon dioxide lasers. He has years of experience in experimental physics and scientific instrumentation, laser spectroscopy, quantum sensing using color centers, and laser scanning confocal microscopy. In addition to his experimental physics skills, he also has experience in computational quantum chemistry.
In 2017, he started h first quantum technology startup in Toronto, Canada, to pursue his dream of turning physics into high-technology products. He joined the quantum machine learning stream at Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business development skills. His startup participated in the Y Combinator accelerator program in 2019. Upon completing the prestigious accelerator program in Silicon Valley, he returned to Canada to further develop the core technologies of his startup.
His mission is to accelerate the commercialization of quantum technologies. He is interested in finding technological applications from research results, and he is fascinated by the promises and power of quantum technologies. He has established social groups and organized events to raise awareness about quantum technologies and educate the public on their opportunities and threats. He loves nature and everything it has to offer. He hiked the Appalachian trails and camped around the Smoky Mountains.
- P Rosi, F Venturi, G Medici, C Menozzi, G C Gazzadi, E Rotunno, S Frabboni, R Balboni, M Rezaee, A H Tavabi, R E Dunin-Borkowski, E Karimi, V Grillo, Theoretical and practical aspects of the design and production of synthetic holograms for transmission electron microscopy, arXiv preprint arXiv:2109.11347
- A D’Errico, F Hufnagel, F Miatto, M Rezaee, E Karimi, Full-mode characterization of correlated photon pairs generated in spontaneous downconversion, Optics Letters 46, 2388-2391 (2021).
- JW Fan, I Cojocaru, J Becker, I Fedotov, M Alkahtani, A Alajlan, S Blakley, M Rezaee, A Lyamkina, Y Palyanov, Yuri N, Y Borzdov, YP Yang, A Zheltikov, P Hemmer, A Akimov, Germanium-vacancy color center in diamond as a temperature sensor, ACS Photonics 5, 765-770 (2018).
- M Rezaee, C McNary, PB Armentrout, Threshold collision-induced dissociation and theoretical study of protonated azobenzene, Journal of chemical physics 147, 164308 (2017).
- M Rezaee, Y Wang, X Zhang, G Liu, K Bowen, A Bayer, M Best, R Compton, Negative ion properties of trans 2, 2′, 6, 6′-tetrafluoroazobenzene: Experiment and theory, Journal of chemical physics 143, 114303 (2015).
- C Parigger, A Woods, M Rezaee, Atomic hydrogen and molecular carbon emissions in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 397 1 (2012).