Quantum Materials, Energies, and Technologies

 

For the first time in Iran, an international master program is offered by Khatam University with the aim of establishing a technological infrastructure on the frontiers of science. This multi-disciplinary program, entitled “Quantum Materials, Energies, and Technologies (QMET)” is mainly focused on experimental and industrial aspects of the applied sciences and emergent technologies.
QMET program is offered in English language throught three minors, namely:

  1.     Advanced Materials
  2.     Emergent Energies Technology
  3.     Quantum Science and Technology

The courses are presented in collaboration with the most prestigious institutions of the world. Students, Will have access to the most advanced experiment facilities and they will have the opportunity to take part and integrate in the research and industrial development community of the country after their graduation. In addition, the students presenting sufficient requirements and points shall benefit from scholarships dedicated to this program.

 

Code

Masters’s
curriculum
QMET

Semester

Advanced Materials (ECTS)*

Emerging Energies Technology
(ECTS)

Quantum Science and Technology
(ECTS)

 

Iranian
Units

QMA101

 Advanced
quantum
 mechanics**

1

8

8

8

2

QMA102

 Advanced
statistical mechanics**

1

8

8

8

2

QMA103

Advanced materials**

1

8

8

8

2

QMA104

 Solid state
physics **

1

8

8

8

2

QMA105

Crystallography

2

8

----

----

2

QMA106

Principles
of Soft
Condensed
Matter

2

4

4

----

1

QMA107

Magnetism; Principles, Materials, And Properties

2

4

----

 

4

 

1

QMA108

Introduction to  Mesoscopic Physics in Nanoelectronics

2

----

----

 

4

1

QMA109

Foundations in Nanoengineering:

Physical Principles

2

4

4

 

----

1

QMA110

Foundations in Nanoengineering: Chemical Principles

2

4

4

 

----

1

QMA111

Soft Matter Processing

2

8

----

----

2

QMA112

Principle of Photonics and Quantum Optics

2

----

8

8

2

QMA113

Interaction of Matter and Quanton

2

----

8

8

2

QMA114

Symmetries of matter

2

---- 

----

8

2

QMA115

Characterization of Nano-engineered Systems

2

8

8

8

2

QMA116

Master 1 Project

2

12

12

12

3


Code

Masters’s curriculum QMET

Semester

Advanced Materials (ECTS)

Emerging Energies Technology
(ECTS)*

Quantum Science and Technology
(ECTS)

 

Iranian
Units

QMA1117

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of 2D Materials

3/4

8

8

----

2

QMA118

Emerging renewable energy related technologies

3/4

----

8

----

2

QMA120

Nanotoxicology and Nanoecotoxicology

3/4

4

4

----

1

QMA121

Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Energy challenges

3/4

----

4

----

1

QMA122

Nanocatalysts

3/4

4

4

----

1

QMA123

Micro and Nano Fabrication and techniques

3/4

4

----

4

1

QMA124

Synchrotron Characterization of Nanomaterials

3/4

8

8

8

2

QMA125

Nanomagnetism and  Spintronics; Fundamentals and Applications

3/4

 4

----

4

1

QMA126

Introduction to Solid state Quantum Information and Computing

3/4

----

----

8

2

QMA127

Principles of Bionanotechnology

3/4

4

----

----

1

QMA128

Nanomaterials and Environment

3/4

4

----

----

1

QMA129

Physics and Technology of Low-Temperatures

3/4

----

----

4

1

QMA130

Introduction to Optoelectronic Devices

3/4

----

4

4

1

QMA131

Computational Materials Science

3/4

8

8

8

2

QMA132

Condensed Matter Theory for Experimentalists

3/4

8

----

8

2

QMA133

Advanced Soft Matter

3/4

4

----

----

1

QMA134

In-depth Practical Electron Microscopy

3/4

4

4

----

1

QMA135

Near Field Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Systems

3/4

4

----

4

1

QMA136

Applied Plasmonics

3/4

4

----

----

1

QMA137

Special topics in condensed matter

3/4

4

4

4

1

QMA138

Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship, Management and Commercialization**

3/4

2

2

2

1

QMA139

Energy economics**

3/4

2

2

2

1

QMA140

Emerging technologies in sustainable developments**

3/4

2

2

2

1

QMA141

Master 2 project

4

30

30

30

8

 
*Each ECTS is equivalent to 30 working hours, which consists class hours, tutorials, assignments, and course project.
** Mandatory modules for all students

How to apply:

  • Students from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Energy Engineering can send their resume and bachelor transcript to register@piais.ir . For more information regarding the program please contact with the E-mail address mentioned above or call us: +98 (21) 87974094 and +98 (21) 87974097.
  • QMET program is supported by some financial and industrial international organization and due to this support there are few scholarship opportunities available for the privileged students of the country and brilliant talents of universities. These scholarships include tuition remission, student salaries and all the study expenses of the second year abroad. Eligible students should fulfill the following criteria:
  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree at the maximum of 8 semesters
  2. Total grade above 15
  3. The proficiency in English or French (Through an interview or an international certificate)

And submit the written application to info@piais.ir

Faculty Members 

Khashayar Khazen, Ph.D.

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Amir Aliyan, Ph.D

Personal Webpage

ِDavoud Nasr Esfahani, Ph.D

Personal Webpage

       

Atieh Zamani, Ph.D.

Personal Webpage

Alireza Mottaghizadeh, Ph.D.

Personal Webpage

       
       

 

Adjunct Faculty

Maryam Pakpour, Ph.D. 

Personal Webpage

Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Vaezi, Ph.D. 

Personal Webpage

       

Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Ph.D

Personal Webpage

   

 

The registration of the students for 2021-2022 academic year is in progress.

Alumni 

Shiva Moradmand

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “3D-molecular building blocks for functional 2D-supramolecular self-assemblies”

Year of graduation: 2019

Current status:

  • Ph.D. research assistant at MONARIS laboratory, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Ph.D. research assistant at Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
   

Masoud Kheyri 

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: "Frequency modulation of Quantum Cascade Lasers"

Year of graduation: 2018-2019

Current status:

  • · Master Student: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • · Graduate Student: Max Planck School of Photonics
  • · Researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
   

Mohammad Mahdi Torkzadeh

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “Local Spectroscopy of low dimensional highly correlated materials”

Year of graduation: 2019

Current status:

  • 2nd year Ph.D. student at INSP
   
Maryam Sadeghiyan Dehaghani
Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology
Title of Master’s Thesis:“Spin current generation by surface acoustic wave
Year of graduation: 2019
Current status: Ph.D. student at University of Rennes 1
 

 Parinaz Eshghi

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Theses:

  • "The Photothermal Effect of Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Optoelectronics"
  • "Synthesis of rhenium complexes with different pyridine rings to investigate the electronic effect of the pyridine ring on the dual light switching effect in the presence of amyloid-beta fibrils"

Year of graduation: 2020 (France), 2021 (Iran)

Current status: Research assistant at PIAIS

   

Mohsen Bahrehmand

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “Practical Expansion in Quantum Computation”

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status:PhD student at "Laboratoire de Physique de l'École Normale Supérieure"

   

Amirreza Hemmatzadeh

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology 

Title of Master’s Thesis: "New structures and dynamics emerging from frustration"

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status: Ph.D. student for the 2-axis diffractometer ORION at SinQ.

   

Mostafa Mohammadi

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “Investigation of Nickel Electrowinning Parameters on the Amount of Sulfur and Lead Impurities”

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status: Senior research assistant at PIAIS    

   

Mehran Esmaily

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “Monte Carlo Simulation of the Growth of 2D Silicene”

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status:  Graduated from Sorbonne University

   

Aghigh Mohajer

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis:“Spectroscopic properties of transition elements in high-temperature melts”

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status: Graduated from Khatam University  

   

Minoosh Hemmat

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “2D materials for frequency combs”

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status: Ph.D. student

   

Matin Mirbaha

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis:   “Investigating the effect of primary structure of multi-domain peptides on reversed phase HPLC partitioning”                           

Year of graduation: 2020

Current status: Ph.D. student at ESPCI Paris Tec

   

Mohammadreza Saemian

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis:“Design and analysis of square antennas for use in transmitters”

Year of graduation: 2021

Current status: graduated from university of Paris

   

Mehrdad RAHIMI

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis: “Electric and thermoelectric investigation of hBN/WSe2 based devices

Year of graduation: 2021

Current status: Enrolling for a PhD

Amirhossein Naghdi

Quantum Materials, Energy and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis:“Machine Learning Interatomic Potentials for Blue Phosphorus”

Year of graduation: 2021

Current status: Ph.D. student

   

Nastaran Nekouvaght Tak

Quantum Materials, Energies and Technology

Title of Master’s Thesis:“A theoretical investigation on the anisotropic plasmon response of ellipsed silver nanoparticles”

Year of graduation: 2021

 

Quantum technology and device

 

Using quantum states of materials as the units of information has gained a large attention in condensed matter physics due to their promising application in the field of quantum computing. While the presently studied systems are rather extremely expensive or far too complicated to be integrated in practical devices, the research on development of novel cost effective and efficient systems and materials is an urgent requirement of this newly born field of science and technology. In the department of Converging technologies, we are working on spin quantum state of engineered materials such as semiconductors which can be manipulated and detected via optical and electric field excitations at room temperature. Both the design and the fabrication of quantum logic gates based on are of main interest in our researches.

Material science computation and numerical simulation

 

Our research interests include condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, quantum information, and machine learning.

Now we are studying systems in which a topological phase may exist. This is important from the point of their possible applications in quantum computing. To this end, besides the standard theoretical methods, we employ numerical techniques such as Exact Diagonalization, Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC), and the state of art Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG). 

Energy converging devices

 

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are being intensively pursued for the emerging large-scale applications in many electrified vehicles and energy storage system (ESS), etc. In commercial LIBs, Graphitic carbon has long been used as the anode material since the first introduction of LIBs in 1991 due to its excellent cycling stability and relatively low cost. However, more advanced anode material that provides higher energy and power densities than graphitic carbon is required to meet the growing demands. It is noticeable that to produce li batteries three main factors are important such as charging time, capacity, number of life cycles and can be affected by  structure, chemical composition and liquid electrolyte so in our project we are working on optimization.

 This project is expected to be performed in the frame of a joint research project between Dept. of Converging Technologies of Khatam University and its collaborators China, Greece, France and Netherland.

This project will be backed up by the theoretical studies and numerical simulations provided by the theoretical research group at Khatam University.

 
  • Rheological behavior of the modified bitumen with recycled polypropylene 
  • Ultrasonic vibration-induced compaction of wet granular materials
  • Aggregation of amyloid beta and lysozyme in the presence of fasciculin 2 and KLVFF
  • Application of yoghurt whey as aqueous phase replacer in mayonnaise formulation
  • Use of chia (Saliva hispanica L.) seed whole flour as a rich source of α-linoleic acid in mayonnaise production

 

Our research areas are digital signal processing, digital image processing, digital image cryptography, high-speed cryptography, and encryption-resistant cryptography. Cryptographic algorithms are divided into two main categories: symmetric and asymmetric. The security of the cryptographic system, whether symmetric or asymmetric, is lost when the key is found. In asymmetric cryptography the goal is to find the key used in cryptography, while in asymmetric cryptography the goal is to find the private key with the help of the public key. In general, it takes only time to find the key: that is, if we look for the key faster with a computer, we can find it in a shorter time. The private key acquisition of asymmetric cryptographic algorithms is also slowing down. According to research, a quantum computer that will be built in the coming years is predicted to be able to break the RSA with a key width of 2048 bits in 8 hours. All banking transactions based on asymmetric RSA encryption are reportedly compromised. At the School of Convergent Technologies, we are researching cryptographic methods and algorithms that are resistant to attacks by quantum computers