Sajid Qamar completed his PhD under the supervision of M. Suhail Zubairy (SI, HI) from the Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in 2000. After getting his PhD degree, he went to the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong and started his post-doc with Shi-Yao Zhu. Later, he went to Texas A&M University, College Station, USA and joined Institute for Quantum Studies for his post-doctoral studies.
In 2003, he joined Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering (FCSE), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), Topi as Assistant Professor and in 2005, he was appointed as Acting Dean of FCSE. In 2006-07, he was offered Associate Professor position initially in the Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. However, during the time a new center for research in Quantum Optics was established by CIIT as Centre for Quantum Physics which was the brain child of internationally renowned physicist M. Suhail Zubairy of TEXAS A&M University. In 2009, he was appointed as Associate Director of the Center. In 2010, he was given Professor of Physics position. In March 2011, he left Centre for Quantum Physics and joined Department of Physics as Chairman and remained at this position till July 2015. In October 2017, he has been given the charge of the the Department of Physics.
His research interest includes quantum optics, atomic emission spectroscopy, digital signal & image processing, internet protocols, and wireless sensor networks. He enjoys strong international research collaborations with researchers in USA, Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. He is reviewer of the journals of APS, OSA, IOP, and Elseveir. Besides several BS projects and MS theses, three PhD theses have been completed under his supervision.
Prof. Qamar has established a research group "Quantum Optics Lab" in the Department of Physics, CIIT, Islamabad. The group is consisted of follwoing members:
Prof. Sajid Qamar
Dr. Anwar Hussain
Dr. Fazal Badshah (on post-doc leave)
Dr. Muqaddar Abbas
Abu Bakar Ali