Dr. Omid Salehzadeh Einabad receives Dean's Convocation Medal

June 09, 2014

When Dr. Omid Salehzadeh Einabad first came to SFU, he wanted to study semiconductor nanowires, a rapidly growing field due to the miniaturization of all of technologies.

Over the course of getting his master’s and PhD degrees at SFU — in a record five years total for both degrees — Dr. Salehzadeh learned new techniques in semiconductor nanofabrication, helped to expand his lab’s research impact in a new area, and even helped increase the lab’s funding in this field.

Dr. Simon Watkins, his supervisor, comments, "What really sets Omid apart are his initiative and creativity, coupled with a very strong work ethic. While we were initially outsiders in the field of semiconductor nanowires, thanks to Omid's strong initiative in developing expertise in this field, we began getting oral presentations at major conferences, and ultimately invited presentations. Everyone who works with Omid is in awe of his ability to produce first-rate results."

After a successful postdoctoral fellowship at SFU, where he wrote two major papers in a new research area, Dr. Salehzadeh is now engaged as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University.

He adds, "I would like to thank my senior supervisor, Professor Simon Watkins, for his patient guidance and encouragement during this research. I am really grateful for all his valuable advice, unlimited support and the opportunity he gave me to work under his supervision. I would also like to thank all my lab-mates and friends and every member of the physics department for helping me during these five amazing and unforgettable years of my life at Simon Fraser University."

On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Dr. Omid Salehzadeh Einabad on his outstanding achievements which are being recognized with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal as one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Science.

See also: All 2014 Convocation Award Winners

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