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Mohammad Amin Tadayon








Postdoctoral Associate: Lipson Nanophotonics Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (August/2015-Now) and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (December/2014-August/2015). (Group moved from the Cornell University to the Columbia University)

·Research Title: Developing Photonic Devices for in-vivo Optical Imaging and Neural Excitation.

· Adviser: Michal Lipson, Given Foundation Prof. of Engineering, Dept. of Elect. Eng., Columbia University.

·Research Contribution: Developing (Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and in vivo and in vitro Testing) On chip Photonic Devices for Mouse Deep brain Imaging and Optogentic Excitation.

PhD: Major: Biomedical Engineering, Minor: Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA. (Sept./2009-Now) (GPA: 3.82/4.0)

·Research Title:  Developing Waveguide Optical Cavity Ultrasound Detector and Optical Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer for High Resolution Ultrasound/Photoacoustic Imaging.

·Advisor: Shai Ashkenazi, Associate Prof. of Biomedical Eng. at University of Minnesota.

·Research Contribution: Developing (Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Testing) Optical Microresonators for High Frequency Ultrasound Detection; Integrating the Device on an Optical Fiber Bundle to Make an All Optical Probe for Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging.

MSc: Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.(Sept/2004-Jan/2007) (GPA: 17.51/20)             

·Thesis Title: “Dynamic Modeling of Microcantilever with Considering Thermoelastic Effects”

·Advisor: Hassan Sayyaadi, Assoc. Prof. at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; in Collaboration with Reza Jazar, Prof. at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

· Thesis Contribution: Developing a Parametric Model for Modeling of the Capacitive MEMS Resonators Nonlinear Dynamics with Considering Thermal Effects and Introducing a Method for Control of the Resonance Frequency in MicroResonators.

BSc: Mechanical Engineering(Solid Mechanics), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.(Sept/2000-Sept/2004) (GPA: 16.18/20)  

            · Thesis Title: “Modeling of the Mechanical Shock on Electrical Circuits”


1. Lipson, M., Tadayon, M.A., Mohanty, A., Barbosa, F., “Integrated Micro-Lens Waveguide and Methods of Making and Using Same,” United States Provisional No. 15/614,937, 2017.

2.    Lipson, M., Tadayon M.A., “On Chip Wavelength Multiplexing and Demultiplexing in Thick Multimode Waveguide”, Patent Application.

3.    Lipson, M., Mohanty, A., Tadayon, M.A., Kepecs, A., Li, Q., “Active Visible Devices using a Thermally Tunable Si3N4 Photonic Platform for Optogenetic Applications”, Patent Application.

4.     Lipson, M., Mohanty, A., Tadayon, M.A., “Thermally tunable Low Loss Broadband Si3N4 Waveguides for an On-chip Reference Arm”, Patent Application.

5.    Lipson, M., Jimenez, O., Chang, Y.C., Tadayon, M.A., Stern, B., “Fiber to Waveguide Polymer Coupler with High Alignment Tolerance”, Patent Application.



1. Tadayon, M.A., Pavlova, I., Martyniuk, K.M., Mohanty, A., Roberts, S.P., Barbosa, F., Denny, C.A., Lipson, M. “Microphotonic Needle for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Imaging with Sub-cellular Resolution,” Submitted.

2. Mohanty, A.*, Li, Q.*, Tadayon, M.A, Bhatt, G., Shim, E., Ji, X., Cardenas, J., Miller, S., Kepecs, A., Lipson, M., “Active Nanophotonic Platform for High Spatiotemporal Resolution in vivo Optogenetic Excitation,” to be submitted.

3. Ji, X., Yao, X., Tadayon, M.A, Mohanty, A., Hendon, C.P., Lipson, M., “High Confinement and Low Loss Si3N4 Waveguides for Miniaturizing Optical Coherence Tomography” (CLEO 2017 Conference, Optical Society of America).

4. Tadayon, M.A., Li, Q., Mohanty, A., St-Gelais, R., Kepecs, A., & Lipson, M., “Integrated Nanophotonic Platformfor High Bandwidth and High Resolution Optogenetic Excitation,” In CLEO: Applications and Technology (pp. ATu4O-4). Optical Society of America (2016, June, Invited).

Link to the Recorded Talks on this topic:

a. Tadayon, M.A, Mohanty, A., Barbosa, F., Lipson, M., “High resolution microphotonic needle for endocospic imaging”, SPIE Photonics West. (January 2017)

b.  Mohanty, A., Li, Q., Tadayon, M. A., Bhatt, G. R., Cardenas, J., Miller, S. A., ... & Lipson, M “Reconfigurable visible nanophotonic switch for optogenetic applications” , SPIE Photonics West. (January 2017).

Optical Resonators and Optical Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers

5. Tadayon M.A., Baylor M.E., Ashkenazi, S., “Polymer Waveguide Fabry-Perot Resonator for High-Frequency Ultrasound Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 61 (2014), No.12, 2132 - 2138.

6. Tadayon M.A., Baylor M.E., Ashkenazi, S., “High Quality Factor Polymeric Fabry-Perot Resonators Utilizing a Polymer Waveguide,” Optics Express, Vol. 22  (2014), No. 5, pp. 5904-5912. 

7. Tadayon, M.A., Ashkenazi, S., “Optical micromachined ultrasound transducers (OMUT)-a new approach for high-frequency transducers,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 60 (2013), No. 9, 2021-2030.

8. Tadayon M.A., Baylor M.E., Ashkenazi, S., “Waveguide optical micromachined ultrasound transducer (WOMUT) for high frequency ultrasound detection,” Proc. of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 963 – 966, 2014.

9. Tadayon M.A., Baylor M.E., Ashkenazi, S., “Polymeric waveguide Fabry Perot resonators,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8983, 89830W, 2014.

10. Tadayon, M.A., Ashkenazi, S., “Optical micromachined ultrasound transducers (OMUT) - a new approach for high resolution imaging,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8581, 858115, 2013.

MicroElectroMechanical Systems 

11. Sayyaadi H., Tadayon M.A., Eftekharian A.A., Microresonators Nonlinear DynamicsConsidering Intrinsic Properties,” Vol. 16(2009), No. 2, 121-129. (Iranica Scientia)

12.  Tadayon M.A., Rajaeii A., Sayyaadi H., Jazar G.N., Alasty A., “Nonlinear Dynamics ofMicroResonators,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 34(2006) 961-966. (Institute of Physics (IOP))

13. Tadayon M.A., Sayyaadi H., Jazar G.N., Nonlinear Modeling and Simulation of ThermalEffects in Microcantilever Resonators Dynamic,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 34(2006) 89-94. (Institute of Physics (IOP))

Acoustics and Piezoelectric

14. Tadayon M.A., Ziaee Tabatabaie S.S., Eftekharian A.A., “ VibroAcoustic Analysis of The SwitchReluctance Motor,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2007, November 2007, USA, IMECE2007-41968.

Control and Robotics

15. Meghadari A., Rajaie M., Tadayon M.A, Radparvar Y., “Geometry and Control of a Spherical MobileRobot,” WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on SYSTEMS and CONTROL 1(2006) 16-21.

16. Eftekharian, A., Sayyaadi H., Tadayon M.A., “Design of Robust Mixed Fuzzy Controller For Gas Metal Arc Welding Process,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2006, November 2006, USA, IMECE2006-15657.