Between 20, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher in Martin Zwierlein’s group at MIT, where he experimentally explored strongly-correlated fermions, including experiments on lower dimensional gases and spin-orbit coupled systems.
Waseem Bakr received his Ph D from Harvard University in 2011.
During his Doctoral thesis, he developed the technique of quantum gas microscopy for imaging atoms with single-site resolution in optical lattices.
Using optical microscopy techniques that I developed with colleagues at Harvard University, we can now image and manipulate these gases at the level of single atoms.
My group is currently interested in exploring two broad areas of condensed matter physics with ultracold atomic gases: quantum magnetism and topological order.