Abtin Ameri is a PhD candidate whose research interests lie at the intersection of quantum computing and plasma physics, with the goal of advancing the use of fusion energy. Specifically, Abtin is working on the development of quantum algorithms for the numerical simulation of fusion reactors by identifying candidate problems suitable for a quantum computing approach and exploring how to mathematically frame those problems to maximize the added efficiency that quantum computers may offer. With the support of a MathWorks Fellowship, Abtin will investigate whether the problem of determining plasma stability in fusion reactors can be efficiently computed on quantum platforms. MATLAB has been an indispensable tool at each step of his work. Abtin’s ambitious research, if successful, will be the first example of a quantum algorithm with immediate relevance to fusion research and could expedite progress toward putting fusion energy on the grid, contributing to sustainable energy solutions and mitigating the impacts of climate change.