RezaDr. Abdolvand is an associate professor and the director of the Dynamic Microsystems Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, where he joined in January of 2014. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in 2008. His research interests lie in the area of micro/nanoelectromechanical systems with a special focus on design, fabrication, and characterization of micro-resonators with applications in radiofrequency circuits and resonant sensors including bio-sensors.

Dr. Abdolvand has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles in his field of expertise. He has been awarded 12 US patents and has been inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2013. He was also a recipient of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Patent Application Award in 2009.



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Hedy got her BSc. from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in June 2009 and her M.Sc. from Oklahoma State university, Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 2011 both in electrical engineering. Her master's thesis is entitled: "Low-Impedance Thin-Film AlN-on-Diamond Lateral-Extensional Resonators". She is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Abdolvand and the main focus of her research is design and fabrication of piezoelectric filters on both ultrananocrystalline diamond and silicon substrates operating at ultra high frequencies. 





Journal Publications:

1. H. Fatemi and R. Abdolvand; "Low-loss lateral-extensional piezoelectric filters on ultrananocrystalline diamond, "IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol.60, no.9, pp.1978,1988, Sep. 2013.

2. H. Fatemi, H. Zeng, J. Carlisle; R. Abdolvand; "High-Frequency Thin-Film AlN-on-Diamond Lateral–Extensional Resonators,Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol.22, no.3, pp.678-686, June 2013.


Conference Publications:

1. H. Fatemi, M. J. Modarres-Zadeh, and R. Abdolvand; "Passive wireless temperature sensing with piezoelectric MEMS resonators," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp.909-912, 18-22 Jan. 2015.

2. H. Fatemi, M. Shahmohammadi, and R. Abdolvand; "Ultra-Stable Nonlinear Thin-Film Piezoelectric-on-Substrate Oscillators Operating at Bifurcation," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp.1285-1288, 26-30 Jan. 2014.

3. H. Fatemi and R. Abdolvand; "Fracture Limit in Thin-Film Piezoelectric-on-Substrate Resonators: Silicon vs. Diamond," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp.461-464, 20-24 Jan. 2013.

4. M. Shahmohammadi, H. Fatemi, and R. Abdolvand; "Nonlinearity Reduction in Silicon resonators by Doping and Re-Orientation," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp.793-796, 20-24 Jan. 2013.

5. H. Fatemi and R. Abdolvand; "High-frequency thin-film piezoelectric transformers," IEEE InternationalFrequency Control Symposium (IFCS), pp.1-4, 21-24 May 2012.

6. H. Fatemi; H. Zeng; J. Carlisle; R. Abdolvand; “Very Low-Loss High Frequency Lateral-Mode Resonators on Polished Ultrananocrystalline Diamond”, IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and the European Frequency and Time Forum, pp.1-5, May 2011.

7. H. Fatemi; B. P. Harrington; H. Zeng; J. Carlisle; and R. Abdolvand; “50Ω-Terminated 900MHz Monolithic Lateral-Extensional Piezoelectric Filters on Ultrananocrystalline Diamond,” IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 23-27 Jan. 2011.

Mohammad (Jeff) received his B.Sc degree in electrical engineering from University of Tehran,Tehran, Iran in July 2009. He got his master's degree from Oklahoma State University -Tulsa in 2011. The focus of his thesis was on design and fabrication of uncooled thermoelectric infrared detectors. In 2014, Mohammad moved to University of Central Florida along with his advisor to complete his PhD. Currently, he is working on fabrication of uncooled thermoelectric infrared detectors, characterizing nano-structures, setting up experiments, etc. If you would like to know more about his research click here.IMAG1125

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  1. Abdolvand, Reza,  and Mohammad J. Modarres-Zadeh. "Nanowire thermoelectric infrared detector."  Patent No. WO2013089824. 20 Jun. 2013.
  2. Abdolvand, Reza, Mohsen Shahmohammadi Ghahsareh, and Mohammad J. Modarres-Zadeh. "Microelectromechanical resonators with passive frequency tuning using variable impedance circuits." U.S. Patent No. 8,350,633. 8 Jan. 2013.


  1. Mohammad J. Modarres-Zadeh, Nahida Akhter, Ronald Hellmer, Michael Aragon, and Reza Abdolvand, "Thermal conductivity characterization of in-situ fabricated polysilicon nanowires for uncooled thermoelectric infrared detectors", Micro-and Nanotechnology Sensors, and Applications (SPIE), May 22, 2015.

  2. H. Fatemi, M. J. Modarres-Zadeh, and R. Abdolvand; "Passive wireless temperature sensing with piezoelectric MEMS resonators," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp.909-912, 18-22 Jan. 2015.

  3. Modarres-Zadeh, Mohammad J., and Reza Abdolvand. "High-responsivity thermoelectric infrared detectors with stand-alone sub-micrometer polysilicon wires." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 24.12 (2014): 125013.

  4. Modarres-Zadeh, Mohammad J., and Reza Abdolvand. "A low-noise silicon-based 20μm* 20μm uncooled thermoelectric infrared detector." SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.
  5. Mohammad Modarres and Reza Abdolvand,"Parylene Supported Uncooled Thermoelectric Infrared Detector with Umbrella-Like Absorber," Hilton Head 2012 Workshop, Hilton Head, SC, June. 2012.
  6. Mohammad J. Modarres-Zadeh, Zachary S. Carpenter, Mark G. Rockley, and Reza Abdolvand, "Parylene Suppoered 20um*20um Uncooled Thermoelectric Infrared Detector with High Fill Factor," 2012 Conference of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Baltimore, MD, April. 2012.
  7. M. Shahmohammadi, M.J. Modarres-Zadeh, and R. Abdolvand, “Low jitter thin-film piezoelectric-on-substrate oscillators,Proc. IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS), Newport Beach, CA, 1-4 June 2010, pp.613-617.