University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2011 for Excellence in Research.

Fatemeh Shahedipour-SandvikFatemeh Shahedipour-SandvikCollege of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik is a highly accomplished scientist and researcher in a broad set of fields ranging from nano-device engineering, to Quantum dots and wires for ultra-sensitive sensors and laser structures. She is recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of GaN-based technology and is well known in the Material Science and nano-electronics research communities. She has dozens of ongoing projects with researchers in both academe and industry, and has participated in many conferences worldwide. She has built, from scratch, a very large research program at UAlbany, with which she has raised more than $3 million in funding. She has filed several patent applications and published over 60 research articles in leading journals. She has also authored two books on the Solid State Lighting Materials and Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications. Her research has produced both experimental and theoretical understanding of electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices. Together with her research team, she has helped advance many of the cutting edge technology and approaches needed to aggressively study new areas of nanotechnology. She has an outstanding record of acquiring funding for this groundbreaking research and has received acclaim for solving both fundamental and applied science and engineering problems. Her publication record and scholarship rank in the top 10% of people at a similar career level in the field.

Dr. Shahedipour has received numerous awards and fellowships, among them the SUNY Promising Inventor Award, the Outstanding Research Paper Award from the Materials Research Society and the Governor’s Women of Excellence Award from the NY Governor’s office.

Excellence in Research

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Educational Theory & Practice
Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

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