Alireza Nojeh received his BS and MS in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. His work there focused on optoelectronic modulators based on interface charge layers. He then received a DEA in electronics/optoelectronics from the University of Paris XI - Orsay, where he worked on high electron mobility transistors, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University (2006). There, his research was on nanoscale electron emitters based on carbon nanotubes before joining UBC’s department of electrical and computer engineering. He is also a professional engineer of British Columbia.
His technical interests are still in nanotechnology, in particular in carbon nanotube devices; interaction of light with nanostructures; electron sources, vacuum electronics and electron microscopy; thermionic and thermoelectric energy conversion; solid-state electronics; micro/nanofabrication; and modeling and simulation of nanoscale structures. Among his main contributions are the discoveries of the “electron stimulated field-emission” and “heat trap” effects. Dr. Nojeh’s work has been largely interdisciplinary, involving collaborations across engineering, physics and chemistry.