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     Date Submitted:18-08-2015
     Last Modified:10-09-2015 (02:00)
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     Current job:Postdoctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsReliability, Finite element analysis (FEA), Vibrational method, test, modal analysis,
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    Postdoctoral researcher at Vienna University of Technology

    Personal Information

    Marital status: Single

    Data of birth: Feb.11, 1984

    Gender: Male

    Education

    • Ph.D.in Physics, (Oct. 2011- Aug. 5, 2015, graduated with the “very good (1)” grade)

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

     (In cooperation with Infineon Technologies AG, Villach, Austria and Polytec GmbH, Waldbronn, Germany)

    Thesis: “Reliability Analysis of Microelectronic Packages and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) under Vibrational Loads”

    • M.Sc.in Nanotechnology-Nanomaterial (Sep. 2007- Oct. 2009)

    Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

    Thesis:“Two-Dimensional Simulation of Random Lasers Based on ZnO Nanoparticles and Analysis of the Static and Dynamic Behaviors”

    • B.Sc.in Electronics Engineering (Sep. 2002-Sep. 2006)

    Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran

    Thesis:“Implementation of Image Processing Algorithm on FPGA Hardware”

    Skills

    • Experienced in both experimental and theoretical works (specifically conducting finite element analysis (FEA) and MATLAB simulations)
    • Experimental modal analysis by using mechanical and acoustic vibrational methods
    • Experienced in FEA for modeling, verification, design and design optimization of various components
    • Experienced in conducting FEA for analysis of vibration behavior specifically by analysis frequency response.
    • Reliability assessment of the components (specifically) based on the vibration method
    • Advanced knowledge in material science and ample experience with material models needed for FEA
    • (Destructive/non-destructive) failure analysis of the microelectronics and MEMS
    • Nonlinearity investigation of the MEMS devices (experimentally and theoretically)
    • Dynamic response analysis of the devices by means of optical method (Laser Doppler vibrometer, scanning Laser Doppler vibrometer, Micro system analyzer)
    • Statistical evaluation of results using different software
    • Fatigue life time investigation
    • Analytical/numerical simulations by using programming codes such as MATLAB/Simulink or C++
    • Developing test benches and control systems for devices by using FPGA technology (specifically by VHDL programming)
    • Developing electronic hardware and software for different applications
    • Advanced programming skill of FPGA and CPU based systems (microcontrollers)

    Computer Skills

    ·         Software

    o   MATLAB, ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, AutoCAD

    o   Xilinx ISE, Altera Quartus II, ModelSim

    o   Orcad, Altium Designer, Proteus, Pspice, Codevision

    o   MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, MS Visual Studio

    ·         Programming Languages

    o   MATLAB, Fortran

    o   VHDL

    o   Visual C#, C++

    o   HTML, Assembly

    Languages

    • English: Professional working skill
    • German: intermediate (Level B2-C1 (Mittelstufe))
    • Persian: Native

    Work Experience in Companies

    • Far. Company:

    Technical manager of digital controlled systems

    Code programmer, analog/digital electronic system designer (2009-2011)

    • Rah. Company:

    Code programmer, analog/digital electronic systems designer (2007-2009)

    Teaching Experience

    • Adiban Higher Education Institute, Garmsar, Iran (2010-2011): Fundamental of Communication, AVR Microcontroller, Software Packages, Electronic Circuits Laboratory, Electrical Laboratory, Electrical Workshop, General Workshop
    • Azad University, Tehran, Iran (2009-2010): Digital Laboratory
    • High Scholl Students (privately): Mathematics

    Publications

    • Manuscripts:

    1.      P. Rafiee, G. Khatibi, M. Zehetbauer “A Review of the Most Important Failure, Reliability and Nonlinearity Aspects in the Development of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS),” (submitted to journal-revised).

    2.      P. Rafiee, G. Khatibi, F. Solazzi, “Optically-Detected Nonlinear Oscillations of Single Crystal Silicon MEMS Accelerometers,” (submitted to journal-under revision).

    3.      P. Rafiee,G. Khatibi, M. Lederer, M. Zehetbauer, R. Pelzer, “Evaluation of Thermal Degradation of Polymer Based Electronic Materials by Non-Destructive Testing,” (Accepted to 2nd Int. Conf. on Rheology and Modeling of Materials).  

    4.      P. Rafiee,V. Ahmadi, H. Haghighat“Lasing due to Localization of Light in Disordered Gain Nanorod-Based Medium,” (submitted to journal).

    5.      P. Rafiee, G. Khatibi, “A Fast Reliability Assessment Method for Si MEMS Based Microcantilever Beams,” J Microelectron Reliab, vol.54,pp. 2180–2184,Aug. 2014.

    6.      P. Rafiee, G. Khatibi, N. Nelhiebel, R. Pelzer, “Application of Quantitative Modal Analysis for Investigation of Thermal Degradation of Microelectronic Packages,”          J Microelectron Reliab, vol.53,pp. 1563–1567,Nov. 2013.

    7.      P. Rafiee, G. Khatibi, “Time Resolved Survey of the Wire Bonded Interconnects in Semiconductor Devices under Vibrational Loads,” in Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on NDT of HSNT, Athens2013.

    8.      P. Rafiee, H. Haghighat, V. Ahmadi, “Characterization of One-Dimensional Lasing in Semiconductor Disordered Nanopowders,” J Appl. Opt. vol.52, pp. 659-665, Jan. 2013.

    9.      P. Rafiee, M. Lederer, G. Khatibi, “Non-Destructive Damage Detection Using a Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer and the Correlation Method,” in 42th Int. Conf. and NDT Exhibition NDE for Safety, Sec, Czech Republic, Oct. 2012.

    10.  P. Rafiee, V. Ahmadi, M. Hayati, M. H. Bitarafan, H. Zartabi “Analysis of Random Lasers Threshold in ZnO Nanoparticle Based Cavity,” In Proc. IEEE Symp. on Photonics and Optoelectronic (SOPO), Chengdu, China, June 2010.

    11.  P. Rafiee, V. Ahmadi, M. Hayati, “Numerical Analysis of ZnO Nanoparticles Random Lasers by Using Travelling Wave Model,” In Proc. 16th Iranian conf. on optics and photonics, Yazd, Iran, Jan. 2010.

    12.  P. Rafiee, V. Ahmadi, “Numerical Two Dimensional Temporal-Spectral Analysis of Random Lasers Based on ZnO Nanoparticles,” In Proc. of the 3rd Conf. on Nanostructures (NS2010), Kish Island, Mar. 2010.

    13.  M.H. Bitarafan, M.K. Moravvej Farshi, M. Ebnali, P. Rafiee, “Post Engineering the Efficiency in a Three-Port Add/Drop Filter Based on a Triangular Lattice Air-Hole PhC Platform,” In Proc. IEEE Symp. on Photonics and Optoelectronic (SOPO), Chengdu, China, June 2010.

    14.  P. Rafiee, V. Ahmadi, M. H. Yavari “Two Dimensional Spectral-Spatial Analysis of ZnO Nanoparticles Random Lasers,” In Proc. of the 3rd ICTON Mediterranean Winter Conf. (ICTON-MW),Angers, 2009.

    15.  P. Rafiee, V. Ahmadi, “Design and Analysis of the Piezoresisitive Accelerometer with Two Degree of Freedom and High Sensitivity,” In Proc. of 17th Iranian Conf. on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May2009.

    16.  M. H. Yavari, V. Ahmadi, P. Rafiee, “Modulation Characteristics of Self Assembled InAs-GaAs Quantum Dot Considering Phonon Bottleneck, Carrier Relaxation and Homogeneous Broadening,” In Proc. of the 3rd ICTON Mediterranean Winter Conf. (ICTON-MW), Angers, 2009.

    • Books:

    1.      P. Rafiee,“Designing FPGA Using Quartus II,” Tehran, Iran, Aylar Press, 2006.

    2.      P. Rafiee, “Circuit Design with VHDL” (translating from English to Persian) (Ready in draft).

     

    Honors and Achievements

    ·         Ph.D. graduation from University of Viennawith the “very good (1)” grade

    ·         Being awarded a 6-monthscholarshipby Vienna University of Technology for conducting a research project (Mar.-Aug. 2015)

    ·         Being awarded a 3.5-year scholarship by University of Vienna(2011-2015)

    • Ranked among the top 1% in the National University Entrance Exam for M.Sc. (2007)*
    • Ranked among the top 2% in the National University Entrance Exam for B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering (2004)*

    *In Iran, National University Entrance Examination is held once a year to choose the qualified candidates for entrance to public universities

     

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