About Me

Dr. Muddassar Rashid

I am an experimental physicist, working towards building novel optomechanical experiments for studies in macroscopic quantum physics, stochastic thermodynamics and ultra-weak forces in nature. 

I am currently working at King’s College London (KCL) in Dr. James Millen’s group, since January 2019 as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

I completed my Ph.D. in Prof. Hendrik Ulbricht’s group at the University of Southampton with the thesis titled: “Cooling & Squeezing Levitated Optomechanics”.

I did my Masters in Photon Science from University of Manchester and my B.Sc in Physics from University College London (UCL).

I currently serve as the Chairman of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA).

I have a deep passion for science communication and STEM outreach.

Ironically, I prefer to keep a low social footprint, so please don’t tell anyone about me.

My reading habit is to normally go for science fiction novels, physics textbooks, original philosophy essays, history of civilisations and theology. I have been known to also devour – films and T.V. series faster than humanly possible – its my superpower.

I enjoy listening to Coldplay, Muse and Coke Studio and sometimes Mozart. The result of being brought up in a Pakistani family home exposed me to urdu poetry and consequently fall in love with the entire artform.

I enjoy cycling and once-a-upon-a-time I did a lot of hiking and camping but alas no more!