Professors

Constantin Simovski
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2183
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: konstantin.simovski"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 420 5856

Constantin (Konstantin) R. Simovski (Simovsky, Simovskii, Simovskiy, born 1957, Russia) earned his PhD (Candidate in Physics and Mathematics) degree in 1986. Institution of defense: Leningrad Polytechnical Institute (LPI). The degree was in Radio Science. In 2000 he earned the degree Dr. Sci. (Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (the scientific area included both Radio Science and Optics). Institution of defense: State Polytechnical University of St. Petersburg (former LPI). Graduating from LPI in 1980 he worked as an engineer-physicist until 1992 when he was with the Soviet scientific and industrial firm "Impulse". His researches areas were as follows: antennas for special communication systems (1980-1987); artificial electromagnetic phenomena in the ionosphere and magnetosphere plasmas (1987-1992). Started as an engineer he became in 1991 the head of a scientific group. In 1992 - 2008 he was with the St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (now University ITMO – Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics). He pursued researches in the fields: electromagnetics for microwave applications (1993-1998), theory and applications of photonic and electromagnetic band-gap structures, electromagnetic scattering in lattices, optical properties of nanoparticles, and homogenization models for meta-materials (1999-2008). Starting as a university teacher he became full professor in 2001. Since 2008 he has been with the Helsinki University of Technology – TKK, now Aalto University. In 2008-2012 he occupied the post of visiting professor. His researches in Finland were in the following fields: electromagnetic metamaterials for nanosensing, for energy harvesting systems, for nanophotonic components; electromagnetic characterization of nanostructured metamaterials. By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 24.08.2012 Constantin Simovski, Dr. Sci., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Full Professor in Electromagnetic Materials in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering at the Aalto University, School of Electric and Electronic Engineering.

Sergei A. Tretyakov
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2184
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4738-9987
email: sergei.tretyakov"at"aalto.fi
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Sergei A. Tretyakov received the Dipl. Engineer-Physicist, the Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.), and the Doctor of Sciences degrees (all in radiophysics) from the St. Petersburg State Technical University (Russia), in 1980, 1987, and 1995, respectively. From 1980 to 2000, he was with the Radiophysics Department, St. Petersburg State Technical University. Presently, he is a Professor of radio engineering at the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prof. Tretyakov worked as visiting scientist, CEA-CESTA (French Atomic Energy Commission research centre), also affiliated with the University of Bordeaux, Laboratory of Wave-Material Interactions, in 1994, and as a visiting professor at Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (June–July 2013) and at the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (Jan. 2013 – April 2013). His main scientific interests are electromagnetic field theory, complex media electromagnetics and microwave engineering. He is the General Chair of the conference series Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials) (2007-2014). Prof. Tretyakov served as President of the European Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI) during 2007-2013 and as Chairman of the St. Petersburg IEEE ED/MTT/AP Chapter from 1995 to 1998.

Postdoctoral researchers

Ana Díaz-Rubio
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0115-1834
email: ana.diazrubio"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 409 9203

Ana Díaz-Rubio was born in Landete (Spain). She received Telecommunication Engineer bachelor's degree in 2010 and the M.Sc. degree in 2011 from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She was awarded with a FPI-MEC Fellowship from the Science and Innovation Ministry of Spain in the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2011, where she was supervised by Prof. José Sánchez-Dehesa. Her thesis was based on advanced artificial structures for the management of electromagnetic energy. She has received her doctoral degree from the Electronic Engineering School in Polytechnic University of Valencia, in August 2015. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Her research is focused on artificial thin surfaces for controlling the wave propagation.

Nam Ha-Van
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0257-5273
email: nam.havan“at”aalto.fi

Nam Ha-Van was born in Viet Nam. He received his B.S. degree from the School of Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam, in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree in Information and Telecommunication Engineering from Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea, in February 2019. He was a postdoctoral researcher with Soongsil University from March 2019 to September 2020. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Sergei Tretyakov's group in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include wireless power transfer, metamaterials, antennas, and energy harvesting systems.

Prasad Kumara Sampath Jayathurathnage
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: prasad.jayathurathnage“at”aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 447 7981

Prasad Kumara Sampath Jayathurathnage was born in Sri Lanka. He received B.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2009, and Ph.D. degree in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2017. His PhD thesis was on Design and optimization on Wireless power transfer System. He has 5 years of working experience as an electronics engineer and as a researcher in sri lanka, Singapore and Australia including Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and RollsRoyce@NTU corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore . Dr. Prasad is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research interests include high frequency power converters, wireless power transfer and biomedical applications. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His research is focused on wireless power transfer.

Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2176
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4989-7651
email: mohammad.mirmoosa"at"aalto.fi

Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa was born in Baft, Iran. He received the Doctor of Science (Technology) degree from Aalto University in August 2017. Currently, he has a post-doctoral researcher position, and his main research interests are electromagnetic theory, light-matter interaction and radiative heat transfer.

Svetlana Tcvetkova
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6948-3010
email: svetlana.tcvetkova"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 46 575 7813

Svetlana Tcvetkova was born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia, in 1991. She received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees in technical physics from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, in 2013 and 2015, respectively, as well as the M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in computational engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, in 2015. In 2019, she received the D. Sc. (Tech.) degree from Aalto University, Finland. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. S. Tretyakov at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland. In 2017, she was a visiting student researcher in the group of Prof. S. Maci at University of Siena, Italy. Her main research interests include antennas, microwave measurements, and reflection/transmission properties of metasurfaces.

Xuchen Wang
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5997-1130
email: xuchen.wang"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 3097794

Xuchen Wang received his B. Sc in Optical Information Science and Technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2011. Then he received his master degree from the department of Optical Engineering of Zhejiang University, China, in 2014. After graduation, he worked as a radio frequency engineer in several Chinese companies for two years. From 2016 to 2020, he was a doctoral student in Aalto University under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov. He is currently working as Postdoctoral researcher in the same group. His main research interests includes multichannel metasurfaces, thin absorbers, and time-modulated metasurfaces.

Doctoral Students

Shamsul Arefeen Al Mahmud
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: shamsul.almahmud"at"aalto.fi

Shamsul Arefeen Al Mahmud was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1994. He received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from United International University, Bangladesh, in 2015. He received his M.Sc. degree in autonomous systems from Aalto University, Finland, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2020. Currently, he has started his D.Sc. degree at the Department of Electronic and Nano-engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main research interest is in wireless power transfer systems.

Francisco Cuesta
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1107-2179
email: francisco.cuestasoto"at"aalto.fi

Francisco Cuesta was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1990. He received his Electrical Engineer bachelor’s degree, with a minor in Mathematics, from San Francisco de Quito University in 2014. Currently he is working towards the M. Sc. Degree at Aalto University. His research interests are focused in the fields of electromagnetic propagation theory, metamaterials, and the design of microwave and antenna-based devices.

Reza Heydarian
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2180
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: reza.heydarian"at"aalto.fi

Reza Heydarian was born in Qom, Iran in 1989. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering- Telecommunication from IKIU and Guilan universities respectively (Both located in Iran). His master thesis was about numerical methods in electromagnetism. He is currently working on electromagnetic metamaterials for energy harvesting systems under supervision of Prof. Simovski.

Yining Liu
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-8653 -->
email: yining.1.liu"at"aalto.fi

Yining Liu was born in Harbin, China. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2018 and 2020, respectively. She is currently working towards D. Sc. degree at Aalto University. Her main research interests include wireless power transfer, high-frequency dc-dc converters and MOSFET gate drivers.

Masoud Sharifian Mazraeh Mollaei
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2180
Maarintie 8, Espoo
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-8653
email: masoud.2.sharifianmazraehmollaei"at"aalto.fi

Masoud Sharifian Mazraeh Mollaei was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his M. Sc. Degree from Iran University of Science and Technology in Telecommunication-Electromagnetic Fields in 2016. His thesis was about “Design, simulation and fabrication of frequency selective surfaces based on substrate integrated waveguide cavities” under supervision of Prof. Farrokh Hodjat Kashani. Currently, he is working toward D. Sc. Degree under supervision of Prof. Constantin Simovski. His main research focuses on decoupling antennas in presence of ultrahigh magnetic field.

Grigorii Ptitcyn
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: grigorii.ptitcyn"at"aalto.fi

Grigorii Ptitcyn was born in Sosnovy Bor, Russia, in 1993. He received his B.Sc. degree in solid state physics from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, in 2015. His M.Sc. degree in physics of advances materials he received in Aalto University, Finland, in 2017. Currently, he is working towards D.Sc. degree in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main research interests are metamaterials and metasurfaces for control of propagating waves, time-modulating metasurfaces and nanofabrication.

Master Students

Mohamed Hesham Mostafa
Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: mailto:mohamed.mostafa"at"aalto.fi

Mohamed Hesham Mostafa was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1995. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the British University in Egypt, in 2018. He is working towards his M.Sc. degree at Aalto University, Finland. He is currently working on his M.Sc. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov. His main research interests include time modulated electromagnetic structures, Huygens metasurfaces, and antennas.

Some current external collaborators
  • Asst. Prof. Costas Valagiannopoulos, Kazakhstan
  • Dr. Andrei Andryieuski, Denmark
  • Dr. Andrey Osipov, Germany
  • Prof. Yuri Kivshar, Australia
  • Dr. Inigo Liberal, Spain
  • Dr. Stanislav Maslovski, Portugal
  • Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl, Germany
  • Prof. Igor Semchenko, Belarus
  • Dr. Alexei Vinogradov, Russia
  • Prof. Alexander Yakovlev, USA
  • Prof. Richard Ziolkowski, USA
  • Prof. Silvio Hrabar, Croatia
  • Prof. Pavel Belov, Russia
  • Prof. Alexander Grigorenko, UK
  • Prof. Svend-Age Biehs, Germany
Recent graduates
  • Dr. Xuchen Wang, post-doc, Aalto University
  • Dr. Svetlana Tcvetkova, post-doc, Aalto University
  • Dr. Pavel Voroshilov, post-doc, ITMO University
  • Dr. Mikhail Omelyanovich, Manufacturing Engineer at Dispelix Oy
  • Dr. Sergei Kosulnikov, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Viktar Asadchy, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
  • Dr. Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa, postdoctoral researcher, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Dr. Joni Vehmas, Kolster patent agency, Finland
  • Dr. Younes Ra'di, post-doc, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Mohammad Albooyeh, post-doc, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Dmitry Morits, post-doc, Data Storage Institute (DSI), Singapore
  • Dr. Antti Karilainen, Antenna Specialist at Microsoft (formerly Nokia Corporation)
  • Dr. Pekka Alitalo, National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland
  • Dr. Olli Luukkonen, Head of R&D and Partner, Fairspectrum; Data Scientist, Tieto
  • Dr. Pekka Ikonen, Head of Strategic Marketing at TDK-EPC


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