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Micro and Nanofabrication

Iman Taghavi

University of British Columbia

Holds two PhDs, from Tehran Polytechnic and from Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Taghavi developed the first CAD tool for multiple quantum well transistor lasers and is an active member of the Optical Society of America, American Institute of Physics and IEEE.

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Nanoscale Devices Nanotechnology Theory of Nanostructures Nanofabrication Nano-Micro-Techniques Characterization Techniques Nanotechnology Machinery Theory and Technology of Semiconductors Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics Applied Physics Micromachining Microelectronic

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Recent discoveries of innovative materials, both organic and inorganic, from one side and unprecedented mandate for more cutting-edge technologies from the other side have pushed many research directions toward a cumulative focus on micro and nanofabrication. Predominantly, the state-of-the-art advances in a vast range of sciences including, but not limited to, quantum computing, nano-bio-electronics, and integrated photonics have led the technology in such a directon that nanotechnology is referred to as one of the fastest-growing fields of science. In this context, enormous investments have been made in the development of dedicated micro/nanofacitilies, advanced nanotools as well as sophisticated down-scaling techniques that require the companionship of theorists too.

To this date, the field has provided advances in certain aspects of aerospace industry, medicine, military, communication, social sciences, computing, and some other industries, to a great extent. Granted its undeniable role, this book will render a diverse, yet comprehensive, evaluation of the latest nanofabrication technologies and theories among which are some inventions with breakthrough standing.

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Iman Taghavi

University of British Columbia

Iman Taghavi received his Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic in collaboration with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, Urbana, USA (2012). He developed the first CAD tool for multiple quantum well transistor lasers. Dr. Taghavi joined the Center of Optics, Photonics, and Lasers (Amirkabir University of Technology) (2012-2015) as a Research Scientists and visiting assistant professor. He also received his second Ph.D. degree (with emphasis on integrated optics) from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2019) where, in collaboration with the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology, he led a team developing the world-record small electro-optic polymer modulator. He has won numerous awards including the Merit Fellowship (North Carolina State University) and IEEE distinguished thesis Award. He joined the University of British Columbia and Quantum Matter Institute in Dec 2019 where he is working on the fabrication of hybrid nanostructures for optical signal processing and ultra-high-speed communication systems. His current research is on hybrid material platform for nanofabrication of photonic and semiconductor devices, lasers, and modulators. Dr. Taghavi is an active member of the Optical Society of America, American Institute of Physics and IEEE. He has received various invitations to international conferences and research institutes and served as invited TPC in Quantum Communications & Information Technology Committee and invited reviewer at SPIE Nanophotonics journal. He is the author and co-author of over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

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