Mohammadreza received his Ph.D. in 2015 from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015. 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. Prior to his doctorate work, he earned his BS in Atomic Physics from Shiraz University and his Master’s in Photonics from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran.
Reza has completed multiple designs and build projects through his career, including a Radio-Frequency (RF) excited waveguide carbon dioxide lasers. He has years of experimental physics experience in scientific instrumentation, laser spectroscopy, and laser scanning confocal microscopy.
In 2017, he started a quantum technology company in Toronto, Canada in pursuit of his dream of turning pure physics into high-technology products. He joined the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and its quantum machine learning program to learn the fundamentals of business development and improve his entrepreneurial skills. He completed CDL’s program in 2018. As CEO and co-founder, he led his venture to participate in the Y Combinator startup accelerator program in the winter of 2019. Upon the completion of the prestigious accelerator program in Silicon Valley, he returned to Canada in order to further develop the core technologies of the startup.
His mission is to accelerate the commercialization of quantum technologies. He is interested to find technological applications from his laboratory research. He is fascinated by the promises and power of quantum computation. He has established social groups and organized events raising awareness of quantum technologies while educating 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 for years. He loves kayaking, canoeing, and watersports in general. He has enjoyed many kayaking experiences in Tennessee and Kentucky over the years.