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Negin Zaraee

1025 Hancock Street, Apartment 6K, Quincy, MA 02169, (847) 858 9343, negin_zaraee@fas.harvard.edu

www.neginzaraee.weebly.com

EDUCATION

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA


Advisor: Prof. Federico Capasso
Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) and Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Prof. George C. Schatz
B. S. Student, Bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Nov. 2015-Present
Sep. 2014- July. 2015

Sep. 2008- Sep. 2012

(Shiraz University is cited among the most 3 prestigious schools of Iran frequently, GPA: 15.90/20.00)

Pre-University, Physics & Mathematics. Major

2007

(GPA: 18.25/ 20.00(91%))

High School Diploma, Physics & Mathematics. Major, Gerashi High School

Sep. 2004- Sep. 2006

(GPA: 19.21/ 20.00(96%))

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nanoplasmonics, Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, Quantum electronics, Optical nanomaterials, Computational electromagnetic

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Harvard University, Dielectric metasurface lens in different wavelengths using aperiodic arrays of rectangular dielectric
nanoresonators.
Northwestern University, Optical and plasmonic properties of triangular gold nanoframe through studying the superposition of
three gold nanorods.
Northwestern University, Plasmonic properties of the metal-semiconductor hybrid nanostructure specifically Ag-Ag2S hybrid
nanoprism for applications in electronic and solar devices and photocatalyst.
Northwestern University, Theoretical study of nanoporous gold and silver nanoplates and their optical and plasmonic
properties.
Northwestern University, Synthesis of seed-mediated nanoparticles including gold nanocube, gold and silver nanoprism.
Shiraz University, Designing and building a programmable optimized digital controller for creep test instrument in Advanced
Materials lab (school of materials and engineering) to precisely control the stretch force applied to the samples.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Rank 1200 out of 500,000 applicants (top 1%) Irans National University Entrance Exam for B.Sc. degree and winning Shiraz
University scholarship for bachelors degree, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008-2012.
Rank 800 out of 13,600 applicants (top 6%) Irans National University Entrance Exam for M.Sc. degree and winning Shiraz
University of technology scholarship for masters degree, School of Electrical Engineering, 2012-2013.
Shortlisted in Materials Research Society's Science as Art Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, Chosen among 150 entries,
Fall 2014.

THESES AND PROJECTS

Plasmonic properties and electrical field enhancements of superposition of three Gold nanorods,
Northwestern University, Academic Advisor: Prof. George C.Schatz, 2014.
Exceptional plasmonic and optical properties of nanoporous nanoplates, Northwestern University, Academic Advisor: Prof.
George C.Schatz, 2014.
B.Sc. Thesis, Designing and building of programmable optimized digital controller for closed-loop control of Creep test
instrument,( Evaluated and approved as EXCELLENT with a grade of 19 out of 20),
Shiraz University, Academic Advisor: Prof. Paknoosh Karim Aghaee, 2012.
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Using nonlinear filters CKF and UKF (cubature kalman filters) to estimate the dynamic parameters and state variables of
synchronous generator and comparing their performances, Shiraz University of Technology, Academic Advisor: Prof. B.
Safarinejadian, Fall 2012.
Research Project, Designing of complex electrical network, Shiraz University, Academic Advisor: Prof. A. A. Safavi.
Summer 2012.
Industrial electronic course project Simulation of a complex circuit in study of fast- closing switch based fault current limiter
with series compensation by using MATLAB code Shiraz University, Academic Advisor: T. Ghanbari hashemabadi, Spring
2011.

PUBLICATIONS

E Martinsson, MM Shahjamali, N Large, N Zaraee, GC Schatz, CA Mirkin, D Aili "Influence of Surfactant Bilayers on the
Refractive Index Sensitivity and Catalytic Properties of Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles", published in Small.
(DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502449).
MM Shahjamali, M Salvador, N Zaraee "Formation, Optical Properties and Applications of Edge Gold-Coated Silver
Nanoprisms", (http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2015.581), in press,( MRS Fall meeting 2014 ).
MM Shahjamali, Y Zhou, N Zaraee, C Xue, J Wu, M McGuirk, F Boey, V Dravid, GC Schatz, CA Mirkin Structural vs.
Plasmonic Evolution in Ag-Ag2S Hybrid Nanoprism", submitted to ACS nano.
A Li, N Zaraee, M Bosman, C Xue, N Large, D Park, S Li, GC Schatz, CA Mirkin "Optical Properties of Triangular Gold
Nanoframes; Experimental and Theoretical Study", in preparation(estimated submission time Feb. 2016).
N Zaraee, N Large, GC Schatz, CA Mirkin "Porous Gold Nanoplates with Tunable Plasmon Resonances and Intense Field
Enhancements", in preparation (estimated submission time April. 2016).

CONFERENCES

MRS Fall meeting 2014, Science as Art competition, Titanium Glycolate Lilac flower, chosen among 150 artistic entries,
Boston, Massachusetts, Fall 2014.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Part time working at Noavaran Hooshmand Fars company for 5 months in the fields of design and preparation of electrical
networks for different buildings, Summer 2012.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Technical software: Lumerical FDTD, MATLAB simulations, Micro controller, AVR, PSPICE, ImageJ, LAB view, PLC
programming.
Computer software: Cinema 4D studio, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Origin, Microsoft office, Adobe suite.
Programming languages: MATLAB, C++, BASCOM.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

TOEFL(IBT): Total score of 104 out of 120 (Reading: 27, Listening: 28, Speaking: 23, Writing: 26)
GRE: (Quantitative Reasoning: 166, Verbal Reasoning: 150, Analytical Writing: 3.5)

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

For credit: Engineering physics I and II, Engineering Mathematics I and II, Electromagnetism, Fundamental concepts in
Programming Languages, Electronics I and II
Non credit: Introductory Physics of Materials, Physics of Solids, Quantum optics.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Material Research Society (MRS).


Optical Society of America (OSA).
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International society for optics and photonics (SPIE).


Member of AVR classes, Shiraz University.
Member of BASCOME programming, Shiraz University
Member of IEEE library (Iranian Education in Electrical Engineering).
An active member of Scientific Group of electrical engineering and computer science department, Shiraz University.
Editor of AZARAKHSH, Scientific student journal of electrical engineering department, Shiraz University.

REFERENCES
Prof. George C. Schatz
Department of Chemistry and International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Tech K148,
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847.491.5657, Fax: 847.491.7713
Email: g-schatz@northwestern.edu
Web: http://www.theory.northwestern.edu/schatz/

Prof. Mohammad Ali Masnadi


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Shiraz University,
Engineering Faculty N0.1, Zand St., Shiraz, IRAN
Phone: (+98) 711 2337852 Fax: +98-711-6473575
Email: masnadi@shirazu.ac.ir
Web: http://research.shirazu.ac.ir/faculty/More.asp?ID=22

Assistant Prof. Maryam Dehghani


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Shiraz University,
Engineering Faculty N0.1, Zand St., Shiraz, IRAN
Phone: (+98) 711 2337852 Fax: +98-711-6473575
Email: mdehghani@shirazu.ac.ir
Web: http://research.shirazu.ac.ir/faculty/More.asp?ID=837

Prof. Chad A. Mirkin

(Collaborator)

Department of Chemistry and International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)


Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Tech K148,
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847.467.7302, Fax: 847.467.5123
Email: chadnano@northwestern.edu
Web: http://mirkin-group.northwestern.edu/

Prof. Ali Akbar Safavi


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Shiraz University,
Engineering Faculty N0.1, Zand St., Shiraz, IRAN
Phone: (+98) 711 2337852 Fax: +98-711-6473575
Email: safavi@shirazu.ac.ir
Web: http://research.shirazu.ac.ir/faculty/More.asp?ID=450

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