2020-21 Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist-Inventor-Engineer in Residence at The Francis W. Parker School

March 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Francis Parker School for an evening with 2020–21 Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist - Inventor - Engineer in Residence Dr. Farah Fahim, Principal Electrical Engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dr. Farah Fahim, Principal Engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Deputy Head of Quantum Science at the Fermi Quantum Institute

“Curiosity Leads to Innovation”

At Fermilab, Dr. Fahim and her colleagues investigate the fundamental nature of our universe. They probe the smallest building blocks of matter, while also exploring the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy. In this pursuit, they are constantly developing new technologies.
In this lecture, Fahim will talk about her work developing the engineering required for these complex physics experiments and how Quantum and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used as tools for discovery.
Fahim is a principal engineer specializing in mixed-signal, application-specific, integrated circuit design at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She is the Deputy Head of Quantum Science at the Fermi Quantum Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
For more than 15 years, she has been developing low-noise, high-speed readout and control electronics for detectors, which operate in harsh environments, such as high-ionizing radiation for a wide range of applications. She is interested in translating the expertise in designing ultra-low-power, compact readout electronics for large high-energy physics detectors to develop modular, scalable, cryogenic quantum control systems.
Before joining Fermilab, Fahim worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. She has a PhD in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, MBA from Open University, UK, M.Tech and B.Tech from University of Limerick, Ireland. She co-organized the first workshop on cryogenic electronics for quantum systems (IceQubes) in 2019. She received the best presenter award at IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium in 2016. She participated in setting priorities for DOE basic research needs for microelectronics in 2018.
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