Pouya Dianat

Pouya Dianat

Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pouya Dianat

Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography

Pouya Dianat received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia PA in 2015. His thesis on optoelectronic devices operating based on many-fermion systems, was a departmental nominee for best dissertation award. He then continued his research endeavors as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices, working on infrared sensors and imagers based on type-II superlattices. Furthermore, he was a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Lab, working on properties of core-shell nanowires. He has worked on projects for National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Lab (ARL), and Naval Research Lab (NRL). Dr. Dianat is currently conducting research on opto-plasmonic devices based on low-dimensional electron systems. His research interests are in quantum computation, low dimensional materials, photonic devices, and optoelectronics. In his free time, he trains for triathlons and endurance running.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 2015
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 2010
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

Research Areas

Research Interests

Optpelectronics, Photonics, Plasmonics, Quantum Computation, Deep learning

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • Best Poster Award, 3rd Annual Showcase of Teaching, Drexel University. May 2015
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place winner, IEEE Research Symposium, Drexel University. Apr 2015
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Office of Graduate Studies, Drexel University. 2013-2014
  • American Physical Society Travel Award, American Physical Society, Mar 2014
  • Allen Rothwarf Award, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Drexel University, Jun 2013
  • Joseph & Shirley Carleone Endowed Fellowship, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Apr 2013
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies, Drexel University, Jan 2013

Select Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • P. Dianat, “Opto-plasmonic Photodetectors for Low-cost Optical Communication beyond 200Gb/s”, CLEO Technology Transfer Program, San Jose CA, May 2018
  • B. Nabet, K. Montazeri, Z. Wang, and P. Dianat, “Plasmonic Enhancement of Nanowires Optical Cavities for THz Sensing” Keynote Speech., 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science, Kenting Taiwan, Aug. 2018
  • B. Nabet, P. Dianat, Z. Wang, and K. Montazeri, “Opto-plasmonic devices: controlling light with electrons” Invited., SPIE Defense+ Security, Orlando FL, Apr.2018, 10639-16
  • P. Dianat K. Montazeri, and B. Nabet, “Correlated 2D Fermion Systems as Interconnects in CMOS Circuits”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles CA, Mar. 2018
  • K. Montazeri, P. Dianat, and B. Nabet, “Structured 2D Electron Gas Channel for Single-band THz Detector”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles CA, Mar. 2018
  • P. Dianat and B. Nabet, “A Quantum Opto-plasmonic Capacitor for Low-power High-speed Information Processing”, Frontiers in Optics Conference,Washington D.C. Sep. 2017, pp. JW3A.18
  • Z. Wang, P. Dianat, K. Montazeri, B. Taskin, M. Currie, P. Prete, N. Lovergine and B. Nabet, “A Core-Shell Nanowire Platform for Si Photonics”, Frontiers in Optics Conference,Washington D.C. Sep. 2017, pp. JW4A.45
  • M. Currie, A. Persano, A. Taurino, F. Quaranta, A. Cola, P. Prete, N. Lovergine, P. Dianat, Z. Wang, B. Nabet, “Electro- Optically Sampled Time Response of Core-Shell Nanowires”, Frontiers in Optics Conference, Washington D.C. Sep. 2017, pp. FTh2D.2
  • P. Dianat, B. Nabet, “A Quantum Opto-plasmonic Capacitor for Low-power High-speed Information Processing”, 3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Optics at Nanoscale, Anacapri, Italy (Sep 2017)
  • Z.Wang, P. Dianat, K. Montazeri, B. Taskin, M. Currie, P. Prete, N. Lovergine and B. Nabet, “Nanowire-Based Opto-Plasmonics for Heterogeneous Integration with Silicon,” 7th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems, Anacapri, Italy (Sep 2017)
  • P. Dianat, B. Nabet, “Correlated 2-dimensional fermionic materials for attojoule-per-bit computation”, Advances in Functional Materials, Los Angeles CA (Aug. 2017)
  • M. Razeghi, A. Haddadi, X. Suo, S. Adhikary, P. Dianat , R. Chevallier, A. M. Hoang, A. Dehzangi, “High-performance shortwavelength infrared photodetectors based on type-II InAs/InAs1-xSbx/AlAs1-xSbx superlattices,” Invited Proc. SPIE 9819, Infrared Technology and Applications XLII, 98190A (May 20, 2016), doi:10.1117/12.2228611
  • P. Dianat et al, “A light-activated quantum capacitance device as a highly tunable variable capacitor,” Frontiers in Optics Conference, Orlando FL Oct. 2013, pp. FTh4C.5.
  •  P. Dianat, A. Pesano, F. Quaranta, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “A light-activated quantum capacitance device as a highly tunable variable capacitor,” Frontiers in Optics Conference, Orlando FL Oct. 2013, pp. FTh4C.5.
  • Z. Wang, M. Currie, P. Dianat, , G. Konica, P. Prete, N. Lovergine and B. Nabet, “On Dimensional Dependence of Interaction of Light and Nano Structures,” Frontiers in Optics Conference, Orlando FL Oct. 2013, pp. FTh3C.1.
  • P. Dianat, R.W. Prusak, A. Persano, F. Quaranta, A. Cola, B. Nabet, “Giant light-induced capacitance enhancements in an unconventional photodetector with 2D hole gas,” IEEE Photonics Conference, San Francisco CA, 2012, pp 792-793.
  • P. Dianat, R.W. Prusak, F. Quaranta, A. Cola, B. Nabet, “A planar switchable capacitor with embedded two-dimensional electron system for higher integration in VLSI and RFIC,” IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium, San Diego CA, Oct. 2012, pp 1-4.
  • M. Currie, P. Dianat, C. Martucci, F. Quaranta, A. Persano, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “High-speed high-responsivity low temperature grown GaAs detector,” IEEE Photonics Conference, San Francisco CA, 2012, pp 312-313.
  • B. Nabet, J. Spanier, J. Berger, O. Leafer, P. Dianat, P. Prete, I. Miccoli, and N. Lovergine. “Collaborative Research on Core-Shell Nanowires for Optoelectronics”, Proceedings of The Fifth International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation, Los Angeles, CA, 2009.

Journals

  • Z. Wang, P. Dianat, K. Montazeri, and B. Nabet, “Enhancement of Optoelectronic Properties of Core-Shell Nanowires”, In press at IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology
  • M. Naseri, A. Dehzangi, H.M. Kamari, A. See, M. Abedi, R. Salasi, A. N. Goli-kand, P. Dianat , F. Larki, A. Abedini, J. Hassan, A.k. Far, B.Y. Majlis “Structure and Physical Properties of NiO/Co3O4 Nanoparticles,” Metals 2016, 6(8), 181,
  • A. Haddadi, X. Suo, S. Adhikary, P. Dianat , R. Chevallier, A. M. Hoang, M. Razeghi, “High-performance short-wavelength infrared photodetectors based on type-II InAs/InAs1-xSbx/AlAs1-xSbx superlattices,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 141104 (2015)
  • P. Dianat, A. Persano, F. Quaranta, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “Anomalous capacitance enhancement triggered by light,” IEEE J Sel. Topics Quantum Electronics, Vol. 21, Issue 4, (2015).
  • B. Nabet, M. Currie, P. Dianat, F. Quaranta and A. Cola, “High-Speed High-Sensitivity Optoelectronic Device with Bilayer Electron & Hole Charge Plasma,” ACS Photonics, 1 (7), 560-569, 2014.
  • P. Dianat, R.W. Prusak, A. Persano, F. Quaranta, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “An unconventional hybrid variable capacitor with a two-dimensional electron gas,” IEEE. Trans. on Electron Device, Vol. 61, Issue 2, pp. 445-451, Feb. 2014.
  • M. Currie, P. Dianat, A. Persano, M.C. Martucci, F. Quaranta, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “Performance enhancement of a GaAs detector with a vertical field and an embedded thin low-temperature grown layer,” Sensors, 13, (2013).
  • P. Dianat, R.W. Prusak,E. Gallo, F. Quaranta, A. Cola and B. Nabet, “A highly tunable heterostructure metal-semiconductor-metal capacitor utilizing embedded 2-dimensional charge,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 153505 (2012).

Book Chapters

  • P. Dianat, “Unconventional photo capacitor with giant light induced capacitance enhancement,” in Photodetectors: Materials, Devices and Applications, B. Nabet (Ed), Woodhead Pub. Oxford, UK (2016) ISBN: 978-1-78242-445-1 (print) B. Nabet, P. Dianat, X. Zhao, A. A. Seddik, F. Castro, and M. Currie, “High-speed high-sensitivity low power photodetector with electron and hole charge plasma,” in Photodetectors: Materials, Devices and Applications, Bahram Nabet (Ed),Woodhead/Elsevier Pub. pp 21-46, Oxford, UK (2016) ISBN: 978-1-78242-445-1 (print)