Alireza Nojeh

BSc and MSc (Sharif, Iran), DEA (Paris, France), PhD (Stanford, USA)

Office: KAIS 4041
Phone: (604) 827-4346
Fax: (604) 822-5949




Alireza Nojeh received a BS and an MS from Sharif University of Technology, a DEA from the University of Paris XI-Orsay, and a PhD from Stanford University. Since 2006, he has been on the faculty of the University of British Columbia, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. He is also a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and was a scholar in residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies from 2014 to 2016. 

His research interests are mainly in the interactions of electrons and photons with nanostructures, electron emission phenomena, vacuum nanoelectronics, and energy conversion; he has also worked in nanomaterial synthesis, nanofabrication, solid-state electronics, and optoelectronics. His group also works on modeling and simulation of nanodevices using methods such as molecular dynamics and the density functional theory. Dr. Nojeh teaches several undergraduate courses and a graduate course where students learn the theory of some of the essential nanoscale modeling and simulation techniques and the application of these methods to research problems. In 2016, Dr. Nojeh chaired the 29th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference.

Research Interests

Nanostructures (esp. based on carbon nanotubes), Interaction of light with nanostructures, Electron emission phenomena, Vacuum nanoelectronics, Energy conversion, High-temperature effects in nanostructures, Electron microscopy, Controlled nanofabrication, Quantum mechanical modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems

Research Area

Research Group


  • ELEC 201 – Circuit Analysis I
  • ELEC 311 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • ELEC 415 – Semiconductor Devices: Physics, Design and Analysis
  • ELEC 463 – Micro/Nanofabrication and Instrumentation Laboratory
  • EECE 531 – Nanoscale Modeling and Simulations
  • ELEC 542 – Nanoscale Modeling and Simulations
  • Nanoscale Modeling and Simulations


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