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Dr Shaghik Atakaramians

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Biography

Shaghik Atakaramians is a Scientia Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW Sydney.

Shaghik Atakaramians was awarded ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2014 on Terahertz metamaterial waveguides. She worked at the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the University of Sydney from 2011-2017 as a postdoctoral and research fellow. She also worked for The Centre...view more

Shaghik Atakaramians is a Scientia Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW Sydney.

Shaghik Atakaramians was awarded ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2014 on Terahertz metamaterial waveguides. She worked at the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the University of Sydney from 2011-2017 as a postdoctoral and research fellow. She also worked for The Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) 2012-2014.

Shaghik Atakaramians received her PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with a Certificate of Merit from the Dean in 2011. Her PhD thesis has won the Gertrude Rohan Memorial Prize and 2011 University Doctoral Research Medal for outstanding research. She received her Bachelor's degree from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and the Master's degree from University of Tehran.

Research Interest

Shaghik Atakaramians carries out and leads interdisciplinary research in the field of Electrical Engineering and Physics. Her current interests are:

  • Terahertz (THz) radiation and its application
  • THz waveguides/fibres
  • THz metawaveguides in particular topologically protected waveguides 
  • THz planar waveguide based devices for wireless communications (hybrid and reflection free)
  • Electromagnetics
  • Metamaterial, metasurfaces and metadevices

My Grants

2019-2020

  • New Type Fibre with Ultra-broadband emission” Huawei Technologies (CN), G Peng, Y Lou, S Atakaramians, S Wei

2018-2019

  • UNSW Learning and Teaching Platform for Cyber-Physical Systems and Algorithms; V Sethu, W Hu, A Seneviratne, J Epps, S Atakaramians, M Hassan, S Kanhere

2018 – 2021

  • UNSW Scientia Fellowship

2015 - 2018

  • A novel scintillating optical fibre array for cancer imaging and therapy; Z Kuncic, P Vial, S Atakaramians, S Meikle; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP), 

2014 – 2018

  • ARC DECRA Fellowship DE140100614, Terahertz metamaterial waveguides: a platform to create the next generation of compact THz devices

2007 – 2010

  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS),
  • University of Adelaide Scholarship

2006

  • Visiting Scholarship, Adelaide T-ray group, The University of Adelaide

My Awards

 

2020

  • UNSW Academic Women in Leadership (AWIL) Program

2019

  • Eng Future Women Leaders Conference Award (Monash University, University of Melbourne and UNSW)

2019

  • OSA (Optical Society of America) Senior Member Designation

2019

  • UNSW Women in Engineering Visitor Funding Scheme

2017

  • RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow (unable to accept the award)

2016-2017

  • OSA recognition certificate for dedication to quality scientific peer-review

2015-2016

  • OSA recognition certificate for dedication to quality scientific peer-review

2012

  • Faculty of Science Fellowship for assistance with childcare expenses for travel and attendance at conferences, The University of Sydney

2011

  • The Adelaide University Doctoral Research Medal for outstanding PhD research
  • Dean's Merit Award for PhD thesis, University of Adelaide
  • Gertrude Rohan Prize for PhD thesis, University of Adelaide

2009

  • Winner of the best poster presentation at Research Expo, University of Adelaide

2008

  • Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network Overseas Travel Fellowship
  • IEEE South Australia Travel Assistance Award
  • Research Abroad Scholarship, The University of Adelaide

2007

  • Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Award for CLEO

2000

  • “Outstanding Graduate,” E.E. Dept. of IUST, Tehran, Iran

1999

  • “The Best Student of the Year,” E.E. Dept. of IUST, Tehran, Iran
  • “The Best Job Trainee,” E.E. Dept. of IUST, Tehran, Iran

My Research Activities

3D printed THz topological waveguides
Single-layer THz metasurface
THz pyramidal horn coupler for coupling free-space beam into planar waveguides
THz polarisation maintaining subwavelength filters
Hybrid integrated THz photonics crystal waveguides
Towards identification of grass seed infestation using THz radiation
THz metawaveguides
THz dielectric fibres: microwires and porous fibres

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

  • Development of reflection-free integrated terahertz devices for next generation of wireless communication
  • Hybrid planar terahertz devices with multiplexing capability for next generation of wireless communication
  • Identifying grass seed infestation in Australian Sheep using terahertz radiation

Interested applicants please email me (s.atakaramians at unsw.edu.au) your CV and contact information of three references.

 


Currently supervising

Project title

Research Student

Single-layer terahertz metasurfaces for beam-steering

Qigejian Wang

Terahertz on-chip devices for integrated system

Muhammad Talal Ali Khan

My Teaching

Postgraduate course:

  • TELE9782 Special topics in Telecommunications: Antenna and Propagation

 

Course coordination:

  • ELEC9771 and ELEC9772 MEngSc Project A & B
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Location

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
rm 414 (G17)

Contact

+61 2 93850916