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Dr. Shahram Moradi


Shahram’s first background started with designing/simulating microstrip antennas during his bachelor's degree. He was able to publish several papers in the field of telecommunication such as designing and measuring wideband microstrip antennas. Shahram gained many engineering experiences by joining the Urum-Hamrah_Gharb Co. for repairing/replacing and troubleshooting cell phone parts.

Shahram was looking for a higher education level to expand his knowledge and experiences at a high-tech level. He received admission to do his M.S. at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He did an extensive amount of simulation and designing photonic crystals on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) structures. Shahram developed Dr. Kocaman’s previous publication on zero phase delay on 2D superlattices to improve the attenuation of light by homogenizing the light path in the near-infrared region. He was focused on engineering the dispersion for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) applications using Meep and MPB programming tools (The results published in the Optical Materials journal).

Soon after, He applied for a Ph.D. and received his admission from the University of Victoria in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Primarily, Shahram joined Dr. Gordon’s team and studied plasmonics and surface resonance fields for optical tweezer applications. Later on, he joined Dr. Saidaminov’s team and spent three years of research on perovskite solar cells. He conducted a systematic investigation on the optoelectronic properties of several hundreds of semiconductors by synthesizing all compositions in one substrate and characterizing them with a robotic arm. Shahram obtained crystal-clear experience in synthesizing solution-based thin films and measuring the optoelectronic properties of the compositions via spectrometer. As a result of this research, he was able to publish several peer-reviewed journals and one perspective paper.

Shahram pursued his academic aims by joining Dr. Ksenia’s team and recently he is doing microfabrication in the Nanofab cleanroom. His main goal is to fabricate optical elements for photonic integrated circuit applications on III-V semiconductors. The first project is focused on waveguides surrounded by photonic crystals on the InGaAsP layer to observe nonlinear effects. Shahram tries to overcome challenges involving fabricating photonic components for all InP-based devices that show promising efficiency in confining light for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) devices.

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