Amikam obtained his BSc and MSc from the physics department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2017 he received his PhD from the chemistry department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working with Professor Ronnie Kosloff. During his PhD he worked on thermodynamics in the quantum regime, studying the interplay between thermodynamic principles and quantum phenomena.
Amikam completed a one-year postdoc at the Hebrew University, where his research focused on developing new quantum control theories for open quantum systems. At the end of 2017, he moved to California and joined Professor Eran Rabani’s group at the University of California, Berkeley and held a joint postdoctoral fellowship at Tel Aviv University. During this time, he worked on topics related to nonequilibrium quantum dynamics, including quasi-classical maps of interacting fermions, fluctuation theorems in the quantum regime, and quantum transport.