Dr Behrad Gholipour, is Assistant Professor of Photonics at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, where he established and leads the Alberta Metal-Chalcogenide Manufacturing Facility (AM2F) and the Nanoscale Optics Lab (www.nanoscaleoptics.com). He is widely recognized for his seminal work in the design and manufacturing of reconfigurable nanoscale free-space and integrated optoelectronic devices using chalcogenide and perovskite semiconductors. His work has resulted in >100 peer reviewed journal and conference publications, including multiple high profile publications in Science, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications and Advanced Materials journals, many of which have been chosen as magazine cover articles. He is also the holder of one US patent and a frequent referee for >10 leading publications in nanotechnology, optoelectronics, material science and physics.
His research has over the years also gained high public interest as evident by the many news articles published about his work in trade and day-to-day magazines, websites and blogs including Yahoo news, Physics World, Engadget, Electronics Weekly and Science Daily.
He is also the recipient of the UK ICT Pioneer and Petro-Canada Young Innovator awards. He serves as an editorial board member of the IOP Journal of Optics and Wiley Advanced Photonics Research and a member of the program committee of SPIE Metamaterials conference. He is also a frequent organizer of various symposia and has served as guest-editor for a number of nanotechnology, materials and optics journals.