Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering (Sep. 2009 – April 2013),Department of Electrical Engineering and computer science, South Dakota State University.
Thesis: Electro-Optical simulation of organic/inorganic solar cells, Supervisor: Professor Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi
Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (Sep. 2002 – Jun. 2005), Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Thesis: Path Finding, Map Building and Position Distinguish for Mobile Robot Supervisor: Professor Naser Sadati
Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (Sep. 1998 – Aug. 2002)Department of Electrical Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University, Tehran, Iran
Project: Design, modeling and implementation of a sonar-based mapping robot, Supervisor: Professor Hamid-Reza Taghi-Rad
High School: Allame Helli Tehran, Iran (Sep. 1991 – Sep. 1998) (The top node of National Organization for Development Exceptional Talent)
Worked as a committed and passionate model developer and for variety of real-world physical systems. A strong background in mathemitcs, physics, and software development enable has enabled me to develop quantitative solutions for real-world problems in multiple venues. Understanding the key physical behaviors and governing mathematics of a particular system allows its simulation and optimization for real-world application. This reduces the number and cost of experimens required to achieve an optimal solution for a given engineering problem.
Experience in assisting writing of winning NSF proposals
Experience in leading a research team numerical modeling and simulation of nanostructured solar cells
Develop a physical models for simulation of electronic charge transport in organic solar cells and developed simulators based on,
Partial differential equation approach
Develop a model and study the effect of electronic structure of the interface on the performance of the organic solar cell
Study the optical properties of the nano-structured surfaces using 3 dimensional finite difference time domain analysis approach in EM-Explorer environment
Experience in super computing for advanced optoelectronic device simulations
Analytic problems solving skills
Project management and software team leadership skills
Effective communication and collaboration skills
Highly experienced team player
Fast learner and eager to learn new skills, technologies, and concepts
Experience in leading a research team on developing simulation tools for advanced optoelectronic device applications
Experience in super computing for advanced optoelectronic device simulations
Experience in embedded system development and hardware interface
Experience in thin film deposition and device processing
RF/DC sputtering, thermal and electron-beam evaporation
Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition
Atomic/Molecular layer deposition
Photolithography and electron beam lithography
Experience in thin film and device characterization
Scannig electron microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
UV/VIS/IR and FTIR spectroscopy
High resolution current-voltage measurements (down to 100 fA regime)
Capacitance-voltage and impedance spectroscopy
Dark and illuminated IV and quantum efficiency measurements
Experience in developing measurement set-ups based on multiple equipment in LABVIEW environment
 N. Jeevan, Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, M. Biesecker, M. F. Baroughi,“Modeling of trap assisted interfacial charge transfer in dye sensitized solar cells”,Applied Physical letter 102, 203503 (2013).
 J Wang, Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, MF Baroughi
, “Passivation Properties of Atomic-Layer-Deposited Hafnium and Aluminum Oxides on Si Surfaces”, Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on 59 (2), 342-348 (2012).
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, MF Baroughi, K Bayat, M Biesecker, JH Kimn, “Generalized charge transport model for organic/inorganic material systems”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2010 35th IEEE, 2912-2915 (2010)
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, M. F. Baroughi, “Understanding the S-shape behavior of illuminated IV in bilayer organic solar cells”,
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2011 37th IEEE, 730-733 (2011)
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, “Electical simulation of bilayer organic solar cell”, Summit SD/ND, April, 2013.
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, K Bayat, J Wang, M. F. Baroughi, “Reflection study of silicon nanopillar arrays: Compact lattice versus square lattice”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2011 37th IEEE, 656-660 (2012)
 U Gautam, J Wang, D Dachhepati, S. S. Mottaghian, K Bayat, MF Baroughi, “Controlled Synthesis of Si Nanopillar Arrays for Photovoltaic and Plasmonic Applications”, MRS Proceedings 1449 (1) (2012)
 Akam Bayat, Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, “A New Method For Designing Optimum Fuzzy Controller based on Ant-Colony Algorithm”, Proceedings of 1st joint congress on Fuzzy and Intelligent systems, Ferdosi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran 29-31 Aug 2007.
 Akram Bayat and Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, “Implementation of distinguish and trace the target object based on image processing on a mobile robot,” Communication (System) proceedings of 15th ICEE 2007, Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, P.P 245-250, 15th-17th May 2007, ITRC, Tehran Iran.
 Akram Bayat, H.Reza Taghirad and Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, “New Wavelet Based Algorithm for Real Time Visual Tracking”, 5th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers(ICUE 2006) , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 2006
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghianand Akram Bayat, “Design optimal optical communication network with traditional protections,” Proceedings of the 20th International electrical engineering, P.P 95-101, Oct 2005, Tehran, Iran.
 Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian,M. Biesecker, K.Bayat, M. F. Baroughi, “ Unified charge transport model for organic solar cells.”, Journal of Applied Physics (2013)
 Dilip Dachhepati, Hari P. Paudel, Khadijeh Bayat, Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian, P. Stanley May, Cuikun Lin,Steve Smith, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, “Design, fabrication and characterization of a plasmonic upconversion enhancer and its prospects for photovoltaics.” , Journal of photonics for energy (2013)
Electro-Optical simulation of organic/inorganic solar cells (Sep. 2009-Apr.2013), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, South Dakota State Univeristy, Brookings, South Dakota, USA.
Develop a model for charge transport in organic and inorganic semiconductors.
Implement a charge transport model with MATLAB programming.
Using super computer facilities to simulate and optimize the charge transport in sample solar cells.
Optimizing the optical properties of different solar cell structures using EM-Explorer simulator.
Object detection and obstacle avoidance for Mobile Robot based on vision (Apr. 2004 – Jan 2005), Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran.
Design and implementation of a simulator for 3D robot manipulators.
Developed approaches for enhanced edge detection based on variety of light & fuzzy logic and pattern recognition with Matlab and Image Processing toolbox based on wavelet algorithm.
Implemented a Mobile Robot with Machine Vision Capability with interfaces, AxtiveX programming, Driver designing.
Design and implementation of a mobile robot for map building using sonar sensing., Seyyed Sadegh Mottaghian & Akram Bayat, (May. 2002 – Sep 2002), Department of Electrical Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University, Tehran, Iran.
Designed and implemented a Mobile Robot equipped with sonar sensors.
Developed a navigation algorithm for the robot.
RESEARCH and WORK EXPERIENCE
Director and member of founding committee, Full-time(Sep.2005 – Aug.2009) Optimization of Intelligent Systems Company, Tehran, Iran
Design and implementation of fiber optic simulator software based on European standards.
Design and fabrication of Civil engineering lab Equipments. Drive a Pressure Meter sensor, Load Cell, stepper motor & LVDT sensors, Design and implementation of an AVR-based minimum system for controlling the equipment and communicating with a PC.
Design and implement a GPS tracking system for Alzheimer diseased and some other applications.
Design and develop a MRI-PET-SPECT co-registration. Software to generate fMRI (functional MRI)-like results.
Design Engineer, Project Manager Full-Time(Mar. 2005 – Mar. 2006), Niroo research Institute. Tehran, Iran. (www.nri.ac.ir)
Contribute to the design of a broadband power line career (BPL) network. Preparation of a prototype.
Design Engineer, Project Manager Full-Time (Feb. 2003 – Mar. 2005), Daneshgah Communication Company, Tehran, Iran
Design and implement a software to manage communication elements, and Data gathering and data processing.
Researcher Engineer, Part-Time(Sep. 2002 – Feb. 2003), Khaje nasir University of Technology.
Research in the area of Spread Spectrum communication and it’s utilization (DSSS & FHSS) with MATLAB SIMULINK.
INVENTIONS & COPYRIGHTS
Discloser of “ Energy saving window ” in the Technology transfer office of SDSU (2012)
Discloser of “ Flexible coating method” in the Technology transfer office of SDSU (2012)
“Fiber Management” software, copyright 2006-2026.
“GPS Tracker” software, copyright 2007-2027.
“Network Analyzer” software, copyright 2007-2027.
RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I have taught multiple session teaching in EE 636 and EE736. In South Dakota State University. (2010-2013).
HONORS and AWARDS
Best paper reward (amongst more than 200 papers), Summit ND/SD April, 2013.
First reward of the annual invention competition of SDSU (2011)
Ranked 97th in communication, 98thin electronic, 100th in control in the national graduate schools entrance examination (among 6000 electrical engineers participants).
Ranked 3rd (bronze medal) in the 11thNational Mathematic Student’s Olympiad in Iran. (Summer 1997)
Qualified for semi-final stage of "National Physic Olympiad", 1997
Qualified for semi-final stage of "National Computer Olympiad", 1997
Qualified for semi-final stage of "National Mathematic Olympiad", 1996
Associate Professor Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi
Department of Electrical engineering and computer science
South Dakota State University
Brookings South Dakota 57006
Professor Alireza Salehnia
Department of Electrical Engineering and computer science