Dr. Seyed Sadeghi

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department


Seyed Sadeghi received his PhD in 1999 from the University of British Colombia and MSc from the University of Toronto in 1993. He was a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto before joining industry in 2001, as a materials and laser designer. In the year of 2005-2007 he was with McMaster University as senior research scientist before joining UAH as a faculty member in 2007. His research interest include nanophotonics, energy transfer in hybrid inorganic-biological nanostructures, plasmonic devices, and applications of quantum mechanical processes for device applications. He has published more than 118 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals regarding quantum optics of nanostructures, nanosensors, quantum devices, plasmonics, and quantum coherence processes in atomically thin semiconductor structures.


  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto, 2001
  • Ph.D., Univeristy of British Columbia, 1999
  • M.S., University of Toronto, 1993


  • University of Alabama in Huntsville, Associate Professor, 2014 - Present
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville, Assistant Professor, 2007 - 2014
  • University of McMaster (Canada), Senior Research Scientist, April 2005 - Aug. 2007
  • Photonami Corp. (Canada), Materials and Laser designer, Feb. 2001- April 2005

Classes Taught

Selected Publications

  • W. Wing, S.M. Sadeghi, R. Gutha, Q. Campbell, and C. Mao, “Metallic nanoparticle shape and size effects on aluminum oxide-induced enhancement of exciton-plasmon coupling and quantum dot emission”, J. Applied Physics vol118, 124302 (2015)
  • S.M. Sadeghi and K. D. Patty, “Ultrafast dynamics induced by coherent exciton-plasmon coupling in quantum dot-metallic nanoshell systems”, JOSA B, vol. 31, 120 (2014)
  • S.M. Sadeghi, “Ultrafast plasmonic field oscillations and optics of molecular resonances caused by coherent exciton-plasmon coupling” Phys. Rev. A, vol.88, 013831 (2013)
  • R. G. West and S.M. Sadeghi, “Enhancement of energy transfer between quantum dots: the impact of metallic nanoparticle sizes” J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 20496−20503 (2012)
  • S.M. Sadeghi, “Plasmonic meta-resonance nanosensors: Ultra-sensitive sensors based on nanoparticle molecules”, IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology , Vol. 10, 566 (2011)
  • S.M. Sadeghi, “Plasmonic metaresonances: Molecular resonances in quantum dot-metallic nanoparticles conjugates”, Phys. Rev. B, vol.79 233309 (2009)

Sponsored Research

  • 2012-2016(PI) US National Science Foundation (CMMI-1234823)
  • 2011-2014(Co-PI) US National Science Foundation (MRI-1040019)