Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Informatics (CQOQI)
Abdurrahman A. Almethen received his MSc degree in physics with distinction from King Saud University in 2008. The research of his MSc degree was focused on the statistical properties of parametric quantum systems. In 2009, he joined the quantum optics and informatics group at KACST. In 2010, he started his Ph.D. program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A and M University. Between May 2016 and May 2017, he collaborated with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University to do some experiments in plasma growth of diamonds by non-seeded techniques. He is working on new seeded and non-seeded techniques for growing nanodiamonds (NDs) and silicon carbide (SiC) nanoparticles. Also, his research interests include the applications of NDs and SiC in quantum information, biosensing, and materials science. His Ph.D. thesis is on the topic of engineering of fluorescence diamonds in a plasma discharge. He passed his thesis defense in October 2017, and he’ll be graduated in May 2018.