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     Date Submitted:02-01-2014
     Last Modified:02-01-2014 (08:06)
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     Current job:Opto-electronics engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Keywordsmicrofabrication, optoelectronics, micro-electro mechanical system, photonics, optics, micro-optics, sensors


    September 2011-June 2013: Senior optoelectronic devices engineer - Plasmionique Inc., working as outsource in micro-system group, Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Valcartier

    Design, fabrication, and characterization of high speed dual band micro bolometer sensors.

    - Design, fabrication, and characterization of 25 microns pitch micro bolometer sensors.

    - Multilayer (fifteen layers including some smart materials such as Vanadium Oxide and YBCO) mask design and fabrication (deposition, photolithography, etching,..).

    - Device packaging.

    2007-2012: Working on my Ph. D research project in microphotonics laboratory and microfabrication laboratory (LMF) of the Engineering Physics Department - École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.

    Research Project: Integrating microphotonics integrated circuits (microPICs)-MEMS inertial sensors on Silicon-On-Insulator -design, fabrication and characterization.

    The objective of the project is to use a double Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) platform to integrate microPICs-MEMS inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) on a single chip to provide a multifunction optical navigation microchip that can provide high performance attitude sensing for micro-sat platforms. This project was financially supported by Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

    - Integrating two-axis optical-MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes on a single SOI microchip.

    - Integrating micophotonics elements (optical waveguides, T-splitters,…) with MEMS actuators such   as Comb drives on one single SOI microchip. 

    - Performing optical simulation for each micophotonics element using design software and CAD tools.

    - Performing ElecroMechanical simulation (CoventorWare) for MEMS parts.

    - Optical and mechanical characterization of the fabricated devices.

    - Integrating the input of the microchip with optical fibers and the output with photodetectors.

    - Packaging using wire bonding.

    - Gained six years of experience in optical sensors designing, fabrication and testing.

    - Acquired six years of experience in reporting, documentation, advising and making recommendation   on a CSA scientific research project. 

    - Excellence through results-delivering through own work, releationships and responsibilities.

    - Engagement-Working effectively with people, organizations, and partners (MPB Inc. and CSA).

    2001 - 2007: Faculty member of physics department atAzad university, and research assistant at Thin Film Laboratory (TFL),department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) - University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

    - Taught courses in the field of Physics mainly optics and lasers.

    - Doing research on silicon bulk micromachining.

    1998 - 2001: Working on my master project in the clean room of TFL, ECE department - University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Research Project: Investigation of a novel UV-HNA method for <100> silicon micromachining.


                 Simulation Software

    - Optical Simulation (Matlab, Rsoft CAD, Beam PROP, FemSIM)

    - ElecroMechanical Simulation (CoventorWare)

    Mask Design

    - Layout Software (L-Edit, Design Workshop)


    - Photoresist Coating, Mask Alignment and Exposure, Resist Development and Lift-off 


    - Sputtering, E-beam Evaporation Deposition, Thermal Deposition

    Dry Etching

    Wet Chemical Etching

    Bulk and Surface Micromachining


    - Ellipsometry

    - Optical Profilometer (White Light Interferometer)

    - Atomic Force Microscopy

    - Scanning Electron Microscopy

    - Stylus Profilometer (Dektak)

    - MEMS Devices Characterization

    - Focused Ion Beam

    - Wire bonding


    2007 – 2012: Ph. Din Engineering Physics –École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

    1998 - 2001: Master's degree (M.Sc) in Applied Physics– University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    1994 - 1998: Bachelor Degree (B.Sc) in Applied Physics– University of Bu Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran



    1. K.Zandi, J. A. Bélenger, and Y.-A. Peter, “Designand Demonstration of an In-Plane Silicon-On-Insulator Optical MEMS Fabry Pérot-Based Accelerometer Integrated With Channel Waveguides,” IEEE J. of MEMS, vol. 21, no.6, pp. 1464-1470, 2012.

    2. K. Zandi, E. Arzi, N. Izadi, S. Mohajerzadeh, S. Haji, Y. Abdi and E. Asl Soleimani, “A study of bulk
    micromachining for <100> silicon”, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 35, 7-12, 2006.

    3. K. Zandi, S. Haji, S. Mohajerzadeh, K. Naeli, M. Mozaffari and E. Asl. Soleimani,“Anisotropic etching of <100> silicon using a novel UV-HNA technique” vol. 14, no.8, pp. 407-413, Sensors and Materials, 2002.


    1. K. Zandi, J. Zou, B. Wong, R. V. Kruzelecky, and Y.-A. Peter, “VOA-Based Optical MEMS Accelerometer,” IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.

    2. R. V. Kruzelecky, B. Wong, J. Zou, W. Jamroz, K. Zandi, and Y.-A. Peter, “Space Fiber-optics and microPhotonics,” in 7th International Workshop on Fibre Optics and Passive Components, Montréal, Canada, 2011. (invited)

    3. K. Zandi B. Wong, J. Zou, R. V. Kruzelecky, W. Jamroz, and Y.-A. Peter, "In-Plane Silicon-On-Insulator Optical MEMS Accelerometer Using Waveguide Fabry-Perot Microcavity With Silicon / Air Bragg Mirrors," 23rd IEEE Intl. Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Hong Kong, pp. 839-842, 2010.

    4. K. Zandi, Y. Zhao, J. Schneider, and Y.-A. Peter, "New Photoresist Coating Method for High Surface
    Topography," 23rd IEEE Intl. Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Hong Kong, pp. 392-395, 2010.

    5. K.Zandi, S.Saghafi, S.Mohajerzadeh and E.Arzi, “Laser assisted vertical etching of (111) Silicon Wafers”,ondensed matter conference, Iran, Ferdosi University, Mashhad, January 14&15, 2007.

    6. S. Haji, K. Zandi , S. Mohajerzadeh, K.Naeli, and E. Asl. Soleimani, “Micromachining of (100) Si using a novel ultra-violet induced anisotropic etching in HNA solution”, ICM 2001, Morocco.

    7. K. Zandi, S.Haji, S.Mohajerzadeh, E.Asl. Soleimani and E. Arzi, “Parameter Optimization in anisotropic etching silicon using micromachining technique in KOH  Solution” Condensed matter conference, Iran, 2001.

    8. M.Mozaffari, K.Zandi, S.Haji, S.Mohajerzadeh and E.Asl. Soleimani, “Study and fabrication of micro bridge on Si <100> membranes”9th Iranian conference on electrical engineering, pp.34-37, 2001.

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