Researcher Profile


Ali Shakouri

Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

E-mail: shakouri@purdue.edu
Phone: +1 765 49-66105
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Education

Diplome d'Ingenieur, June 1990, Ecole Nationale Superiere des Telecommunications, Paris, France; Ph.D., July 1995, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Research Interests

Quantum electronics, mutual interaction of heat, light, and electricity in nano materials and devices, lock-in imaging and advanced image processing with applications to nanoscale thermal measurements and roll-to-roll process monitoring.

Research Impact

Our group studies nanoscale heating and electrothermal energy conversion to improve electronic and optoelectronic devices. We have also developed novel AC imaging techniques to obtain thermal maps with sub diffraction-limit spatial resolution and 800ps time resolution. We are applying similar methods to enable real-time roll-to-roll process monitoring. We are working with two dozen faculty at Purdue from colleges of Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Polytechnic and Pharmacy to manufacture low-cost smart internet of thing (IoT) devices and communication network. As a part of Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, we are developing community IoT testbeds in advanced manufacturing and high tech agriculture in the ten counties around Purdue.