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Shihab Al-Daffaie, Senior Member of the IEEE Terahertz Science and Technology section, Member OSA, SPIE, and European Microwave Association (EuMA), was with Nortel Networks Corporation as a project leader and specialized in so called all-optical network until end 2009.
In 2010, he awarded a Scholarship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) to join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, where he received the Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 2015 and continued afterwards as a Postdoc.
In 2016, he founded and led the Nanophotonics and Terahertz Technology group (NTT) in faculty of Photonics and Optical Communications, Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics, TU Darmstadt in Germany.
In 2019, he awarded Ernst Ludwig Mobility Grant and joined the team of Terahertz Photonic Systems in the Electrical Engineering Faculty and the Institute for Photonics Integration at TU/e, Netherlands. He has participated in several German and European research framework projects in terahertz and nanophotonic technologies and their applications. His research is interested to use the nano -photonic, -material, and -technology in the field of terahertz devices, and system. The research level starts from theory, device design, fabrication, characterization, optimization, and ends to system integration. The recent research presented new types of terahertz nanodevices based on nanoelectrodes (nanowires and graphene) which significantly enhance the terahertz output power and the operation frequency.
Currently, he is working on the first THz- photonic integrated circuits (PIC) process design kit (PDK), aiming to integrate all lasers and photonic devices (active and passive) with THz nanodevices in one single chip. Main applications of those THz-PIC chips are in communications including 6G and beyond, Bio-medical including viruses’ detection, security and safety including explosive detection and body search scanners, industrial inspections including quality degradation, and much more.
He published more than 55 scientific articles and he is a Guest Editor of the MDPI Special Issue on New Progress in Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves.
My main research interests are photonic, semiconductor- and nanophotonics based THz sources and detectors as well as applications mainly in communications, Bio-medical, and sensing. In terms of THz sources, I am developing photomixers for continuous-wave applications and photoconductors enhanced with metallic nanostructures for THz generation as well as THz detection. I am interested in a wide range of applications, particularly novel photonic concepts, THz communication systems, interaction of THz radiation with matter, novel materials for THz sources and detectors, THz-Medicine systems, III-V semiconductor physics and nanomaterial (nanowire, graphene, and CNT) based THz electronics. I am recently reorienting my research line towards system-level technology and applications of THz radiations in both applied and industrial research. Where currently, I am working on the first THz- photonic integrated circuits (PIC) process design kit (PDK), aiming to integrate all lasers and photonic devices (active and passive) with THz nanodevices in one single chip. Main applications of those THz-PIC chips are in communications including 6G/7G, Bio-medical including viruses’ detection, security and safety including explosive detection and body search scanners, industrial inspections including quality degradation, and much more.
2019 – 2020
2012 – 2018