Dr Farid Shahandeh

Dr Farid Shahandeh

Research Fellow, Physics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606898

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a theoretical/mathematical physicist and my main research is focused on quantum foundations.

My research background is broad and encompasses quantum optics, quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, as well as quantum computation. I completed my PhD in 2018 in the theoretical Quantum Optics and Quantum Information group of Timothy Ralph at the University of Queensland, Australia, where my PhD research was awarded the Springer Thesis Prize and published as a monograph by Springer International Publishing.

As of December 2019, I am a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at Swansea University. Here, my research continues the characterization of fundamental resources required for quantum computation algorithms.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Quantum Foundations
  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Computation

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
  • 2019 - Research Fellowship of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • 2019 - European Commission Seal of Excellence for the project proposal Physical Aspects of Quantum Computing (PAQC)
  • 2018 - Springer Thesis prize as an outstanding PhD research
  • 2018 - Department of Physics (UQ) Best PhD Thesis of The Year
  • 2014 - The University of Queensland Research Higher Degree Top-Up Scholarship
  • 2014 - The University of Queensland International Scholarship