Professor Ebrahim Karimi received his diploma in Mathematics and Physics from Eghbal Lahori (Saghez) in 1997. He fell in love with physics and mathematics as a high school student while attending several national physics conferences. He received a B. Sc. in Physics with emphasis in mathematics from Kerman University in 2001. He joined the mathematical physics group in IASBS for the graduate study and was ranked 18th among all incoming students. He later changed his research focus and graduated under supervision of Prof. Arashmid Nahal “Laser Cooling and Trapping of Natural Atoms” in 2002 Prof. Yousuf Sobouti was his graduate advisor. During that time he also worked on Singular Optics with Prof. Mohammad Taghi Tavassoli and Prof. Hamid Reza Khalesifard. In 2009, he received PhD degree from the University of Naples “Federico II”, under supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Marrucci and Prof. Enrico Santamato. He received the best PhD thesis award for his thesis titled “Light orbital angular momentum and its application on the classical and quantum information“. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow first in the group of Prof. Lorenzo Marrucci, and Prof. Enrico Santamato in Naples, and later on in Prof. Robert Boyd’s Quantum Optics group. At the moment he is the leader of Structured Quantum Optics group at the University of Ottawa.