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Dr Hatef Sadeghi

Dr. Sadeghi is an Associate Professor in Multiscale Modelling, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Head of Device Modelling Group in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. His main research area is theoretical nanoscale electronics and computational materials discovery. He is a recipient of two prestigious fellowships, the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship in June 2017 and the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (the First cohort) in Feb 2019. He is Topic Editor of Nanomaterials. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers several of which are in Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, PNAS, JACS, Nature Communications, ACSNano, Advanced Functional Materials, Science Advances, Angewandte, etc. He collaborates at the interface between Physics, Chemistry and Electronic Engineering. He co-created the quantum transport code "Gollum" and leads its development and distributions. Dr Sadeghi has developed new concepts and methodologies in the theory of nanoscale electronics including innovative strategies for demonstrating, controlling and exploiting quantum interference for applications in thermoelectricity, switching, sensing and optoelectronics.

Prizes and Awards

Academic Employment

  • 07/2021 - Current: Associate Professor in Multiscale Modelling and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK

  • 09/2019 - 06/2021: Assistant Professor in Multiscale Modelling and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK

  • 05/2019 - 08/2019: Lecturer in Physics and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK

  • 05/2018 - 04/2019: Leverhulme Fellow and Senior Research Associate, Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK

  • 01/2016 - 04/2018: Senior Research Associate, Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK

  • 11/2011 - 12/2015: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK

Research Funding

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Renewal, Principle investigator, No: MR/X015181/1

Project Title: Hybrid Molecular Energy Harvesting (HiMOL). Value: £988,127.39 | Duration: 01/11/2023 - 30/10/2026

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, Principle investigator, No: MR/S015329/1

Project Title: Exploiting quantum and phonon interference for molecular thermoelectricity and Seebeck sensing (MoQPI).Value: £932,096.00 | Duration: 01/05/2019 - 30/10/2023

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Principle investigator, No: ECF-2017-186

Project Title: Quantum and Phonon Interference in Molecular-scale Thermoelectric Materials. Value: £90,000.00 | Duration: 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2021

Professional Role

Topic Editor of Nanomaterials

Guest Editor of Nanomaterials: Special Issue "Nanoelectronics: Concepts, Theory and Modeling"

Selected Invited Talks

  • 06/2022: Cambridge NanoPhotonics Summer School, Yorkshire Dales, UK

  • 03/2021: Department of Physics & Astronomy Colloquia, Mississippi State University, USA, Online Talk

  • 01/2021: 15th PSI Conference on Condensed Matter, Online Talk (Keynote Speaker)

  • 07/2020: (Bio)Molecular Electronics Colloquia, Online talk

  • 02/2020: International Conference on Molecular-Scale Charge and Thermal Transport, Engelberg, Switzerland

  • 09/2019: Conference on Molecular-Scale Thermoelectricity: Materials, Measurements and Modelling, Cambridge, UK

  • 06/2019: International conference on thermoelectric materials, San Sebastian, Spain

  • 08/2018: Molecular Electronics Symposium, EMPA, Switzerland

  • 06/2018: Heat Transport in Molecular Junctions, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

  • 04/2017: Workshop on Molecular Electronics, Lancaster, UK

  • 02/2017: Thermoelectric Network Conference, University of Manchester, UK

  • 02/2017: Institute of Physics IOP Talk, IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch, UK

  • 01/2017: MOLESCO Network Workshop, Camen de la Victoria, Granada, Spain

  • 10/2016: QuEEN Program Grant mini-conference, University of Oxford, UK

  • 09/2015: International Conference "Single-Molecule Electronics", Regensburg University, Germany

  • 04/2015: Gollum Training School, Oviedo University, Spain

  • 02/2015: SYMONE Network Workshop, Hotel Bellevue-Teminus, Engelberg, Switzerland

  • 10/2014: MOLESCO Network Workshop, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

  • 04/2013: International Symposium on Molecular Electronics, North Uist, Scotland, UK