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Parsian K. Mohseni

Parsian K. Mohseni
Assistant Professor

Phone: 585-475-7262
Office: ENG/2155

Dr. Parsian K. Mohseni holds B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Physics from McMaster University, where he conducted graduate research as part of the Centre for Emerging Device Technologies and the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2015, Dr. Mohseni joined the Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. Program at RIT as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Mohseni’s research interests are cross-disciplinary in nature, spanning the fields of solid state physics, optoelectronics, materials characterization, nano-engineering, and physical chemistry. His primary research focus is bottom-up, heteroepitaxial crystal growth of III-V compound semiconductor nanowires on foreign, functional, and flexible substrates via MOCVD. Additionally, he is interested in novel, top-down methods for fabrication of III-V and Si nanostructures using the metal-assisted chemical etching technique. His research aims to establish innovative synthesis paradigms that allow for precise manipulation of material properties at the nanometer scale and enable next-generation device technologies in optoelectronics, photonics, nanoelectronics, and photovoltaic energy conversion.

Dr. Mohseni has received research awards from the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, along with Ontario Graduate Scholarships. His work has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has been featured in MIT Technology Review, IEEE Spectrum, Compound Semiconductor, and Materials Today, amongst others.

For more about information about Dr. Mohseni, please visit his research group’s website.

Selected Publications:

P. K. Mohseni, A. Behnam, J. D. Wood, X. Zhao, K. J. Yu, N. C. Wang, A. Rockett, J. A. Rogers, J. W. Lyding, E. Pop, X. Li, Monolithic III-V Nanowire Solar Cells on Graphene via Direct van der Waals Epitaxy, Advanced Materials 26, 3755-3760 (2014)

P. K. Mohseni, S. H. Kim, X. Zhao, K. Balasundaram, J. D. Kim, L. Pan, J. A. Rogers, J. J. Coleman, X. Li, GaAs Pillar Array-Based Light Emitting Diodes Fabricated by Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 064909-6 (2013)

P. K. Mohseni, A. Behnam, J. D. Wood, C. D. English, J. W. Lyding, E. Pop, X. Li, InxGa1-xAs Nanowire Growth on Graphene: van der Waals Epitaxy Induced Phase Segregation, Nano Letters 13, 1153-1161 (2013)

P. K. Mohseni, G. Lawson, A. Adronov, R. R. LaPierre, Hybrid GaAs-Nanowire–Carbon-Nanotube Flexible Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 17, 1070-1077 (2011)

P. K. Mohseni, A. D. Rodrigues, J. C. Galzerani, Y. A. Pusep, R. R. LaPierre, Structural and Optical Analysis of GaAsP/GaP Core-Shell Nanowires, Journal of Applied Physics 106, 124306-7 (2009)

P. K. Mohseni and R. R. LaPierre, A Growth Interruption Technique for Stacking Fault-Free Nanowire Superlattices, Nanotechnology 20, 025610-6 (2009)

P. K. Mohseni, G. Lawson, C. Couteau, G. Weihs, A. Adronov, R. R. LaPierre, Growth and Characterization of GaAs Nanowires on Carbon Nanotube Composite Films: Toward Flexible Nanodevices, Nano Letters 8, 4075-4080 (2008)

P. K. Mohseni, C. Maunders, G. A. Botton, R. R. LaPierre, GaP/GaAsP/GaP Core-Multishell Nanowire Heterostructures on (111) Silicon. Nanotechnology 18, 445304-6 (2007)

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