Dr. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik

Dean of Graduate Studies; Professor

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203

F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik received the Bsc degree in physics from University of Tehran-Iran and the PhD degree in experimental solid-state physics from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992, and 1998, respectively.

From 1998 to 2001, she held a postdoctoral and Research Associate positions in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University, respectively. There, she was the first to report a fully packaged GaN-based photocathode detector for solar-blind applications. In 2001, she joined the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where she is currently a Professor of Engineering. Her research focus is on development of understanding of materials characteristics-device performance relationship, enabling improved performance and/or functionality of opto/electronic/sensing devices based on III-nitride material systems. Her current research interests include the theoretical study/simulation, design, fabrication and measurement of Cs-free photocathodes, high power HEMT, photon detectors, and beta(photo)voltaics-based on III-Nitrides. Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik was appointed the first “Presidential Fellow” with the Research Foundation for SUNY in 2013, SUNY “Provost Fellow” in 2012, and was awarded “NY Governor’s 2005 Woman of Excellence Award” for her professional accomplishment and contribution to the community. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials.