Keynote Speech 1: My Career Journey into the Field of Terahertz Technology… (A Tribute to Late Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini)
Dr. Mohammad Neshat
Mohammad Neshat is a faculty member at the School of ECE, University of Tehran, Iran. He is the founder of THz Photoelectronics Research Group, and co-founder of THz Devices & Systems Lab at the University of Tehran. He received his B.Sc. degree from the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 1998, and his M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2000, both in Electrical Engineering. From 2000 to 2005, he was R&D Engineer involved in the design, fabrication and test of various microwave components and systems for telecommunication industry. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2009 in the field of THz photonics. In 2010, he was Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), University of Waterloo. During 2011-2012, he was Postdoctoral Fellow with the Physics & Astronomy Department at the Johns Hopkins University, USA, where he successfully developed the instrumentation for THz time-domain spectroscopic ellipsometry. Dr Neshat is the recipient of various awards for his academic/research achievements including Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2008-2009), University of Waterloo President Graduate Scholarship (2008-2009), Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from Johns Hopkins University (2011-2012), TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants (2015), and ICSN6 Best Poster Award (2016). His current research interests are on development of novel THz/mmWave devices and systems for emerging applications.