Dr. Ahmad Kassai
Dr. Mohades-Kassai graduated with an MSc in Electronic Materials and Sciences from Thames University, London and a PhD in Electronic Systems from UMIST, Manchester, UK.
After leaving UMIST Dr. Kassai was employed as a faculty in Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) where he enjoyed further success in his research and teaching. During his academic life at IUST, and in particular during the last five academic years, his responsibilities in each semester consisted of of class teaching and laboratory sessions, MSc students’ theses supervision, PhD students’ theses supervision, as well as mentoring individual undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, as an active member of the Electronic Committee of the Electrical Engineering Department at IUST, he took a leading role in curriculum revision and development, project allocation and assessment, professional and academic advancement of the department, etc.
At IUST he was highly regarded and enjoyed the respect and reputation afforded to him as a good scientist. In large part, this was due to the fact that he personally designed a 100-square-meter clean room and supervised its construction which took over two years. By then he had defined suitable projects and acquired the appropriate grant to purchase a state–of–the–art Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system from a British manufacturer formerly known as VG Semicon. He then installed and operated this most technologically sophisticated piece of scientific equipment inside the clean room housed in the Electronic Research Centre within the university compound. The system has been operating ever since and has been used for both growing and performing research programs for most of the III-V semiconductor materials, such as GaAs, GaAlAs, InSb and InAlSb etc. This was deemed a particularly outstanding achievement given the limited number of these machines in the world and Iran’s tenuous political/social/economic situation. In short, the in-depth research he had conducted in various areas of electronic devices coupled with his ample experience of running purpose built laboratories further added to his research capabilities as well as his teaching skills.
With over 22 years’ experience as a scientist and a university professor teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Dr. Kassai has witnessed more than a thousand of his students graduate as engineers with Bachelor degrees, over 100 with Master degrees and 4 students with PhDs. In addition to managing several industrial projects, leadership positions have included: President of Qeshm International Institute of Higher Education; Head of Electronic Research Center at IUST, and Director of the Office of Scholarships and International Affairs at IUST.
Dr. Mohades-Kassai has authored numerous international journal and conference publications and has presented many short courses covering a wide range of electronic topics. His research interests include: the design, growth and characterization of high efficiency Gallium Arsenide/Gallium Aluminium Arsenide tandem solar cells; the design growth and optimization of Indium Antimonide/Indium AluminiumAnimonide infra-red detectors; the assessment, determination and characterization of defects in Gallium Arsenide wafers prepared for fabrication of MESFETs; and the design and fabrication of Schottky diodes using epitaxially-grown Aluminium on Gallium Arsenide layers.