Dr. Seyed Sadeghi

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department


I was born in Iran where I did part of my graduate school. I continued my education at the University of Toronto for my MSc degree in 1991 and attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, for my Ph.D in 1993. After graduation I was a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto before I joined industry as materials and laser designer and University of McMaster as senior research scientist. In 2007 I joined The University of Alabama in Huntsville as a Physics faculty.


  • 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)