Seyed Sadeghi, Ph.D.



301 Sparkman Drive
Optics Building
Room 201
Huntsville, AL 35899
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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.

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


  • Nanophotonics
  • Quantum Devices

Research Funding

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

Recent Publications

  • Seyed M Sadeghi, Waylin Wing, and Rithivk Gutha, "Optically active quadrupole edge modes in arrays of flat metallic nanodisks" Journal of Optics, in press (2021)

  • Seyed M Sadeghiand R. Gutha, "Coherent networks of Si nanocrystals: tunable collective resonances with narrow spectral widths" Advanced Photonics Research, in press (2021)

  • Seyed M. Sadeghi, Rithvik R. Gutha, Ultralong phase-correlated networks of plasmonic nanoantennas coherently driven by photonic modes, Applied Materials Today, Volume 22, 100932 (2021)

  • Mohammed Alamri, Bo Liu, Seyed M. Sadeghi, Dan Ewing, Amy Wilson, Jennifer L. Doolin, Cindy L. Berrie, and Judy Wu” Graphene/WS2 Nanodisk Van der Waals Heterostructures on Plasmonic Ag Nanoparticle-Embedded Silica Metafilms for High-Performance Photodetectors” ACS Applied Nano Materials 20203(8), 7858-7868

  • Gong M, Alamri M, Ewing D, Sadeghi SM, Wu JZ. Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Light Absorption in AuCu/CsPbCl3 Core/Shell Nanocrystals. Advanced Materials. 2020 Jul; 32(26):2002163.

  • Seyed M Sadeghi, Rihvik Gutha, Chuanbin Mao, “Plasmonic Hot‐Electron‐Induced Control of Emission Intensity and Dynamics of Visible and Infrared Semiconductor Quantum Dots” Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7, 1901999 (2020)

  • Sadeghi SM, Gutha RR, Hatef A, Goul R, Wu JZ. Ultrahigh Brightening of Infrared PbS Quantum Dots via Collective Energy Transfer Induced by a Metal-Oxide Plasmonic Metastructure. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 2020 Feb 21;12(10):11913-21.

  • Ghopry SA, Alamri M, Goul R, Cook B, Sadeghi SM, Gutha RR, Sakidja R, Wu JZ. Au Nanoparticle/WS2 Nanodome/Graphene van der Waals heterostructure substrates for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2020 Feb 18;3(3):2354-63.

  • Sadeghi SM, GuthaRR, Wing WJ. Impact of the Plasmonic Metal Oxide-Induced Photocatalytic Processes on the Interaction of Quantum Dots with Metallic Nanoparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2020 Feb 3;124(7):4261-9.

  • Botcha, N.K., Gutha, R.R., Sadeghi, al. Synthesis of water-soluble Ni(II) complexes and their role in photo-induced electron transfer with MPA-CdTe quantum dots. Photosynth Res 143, 143–153 (2020).