Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his PhD degree from St Andrews University, UK, in 1989. He was a Royal Society Research Fellow at St Andrews from 1993 to 2001 and joined ICFO as ICREA Professor in 2003. He has >620 peer-reviewed publications, including 220 journal papers (5 invited), 120 invited talks, 18 monographs and reviews, and has edited 2 books. He has served as advisory and topical editor of Optics Letters, guest editor of J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, associate editor of IEEE Photonics Journal, associate editor of Optica, and on advisory board and expert evaluation panel of various scientific councils including ERC Advanced Grants (2014-2020). He has chaired 9 international conferences in photonics. He is a founder, director and chief scientist of Radiantis, a Fellow of Optica and SPIE, recipient of two Royal Society Merit Awards (UK: 1995, 1999), recipient of Innova Prize (Spain: 2004), Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize (Germany: 2010), and David Richardson Medal of Optica (USA: 2021).

Research interests

His research is focused on the development of novel technologies for the generation and manipulation of coherent light in new spectral and temporal domains inaccessible to conventional lasers. The main goal is the exploitation of nonlinear optics, in particular parametric processes, to produce laser radiation with unique spectral and temporal flexibility, and applications of this technology to biomedicine, frequency synthesis, spectroscopy, optical microscopy and imaging. Another important focus of his research is commercial enterprise and technology transfer to the industrial sector, where he has successfully transformed his reserach results into cutting-edge photonic products through Radiantis, the first spin-off company from ICFO founded in Barcelona in 2005. Today, Radiantis is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art frequency conversion technology in the world, and a certified supplier to one of the major laser companies in the world.

Selected publications

– Kaushik G, Aadhi A, Ghosh A, Singh RP, Dutta Gupta S, Ebrahim-Zadeh M & Samanta GK 2023, APL Photonics, vol. 8, 116110.
Sukeert, Pizzurro S, Esteban-Martín A, Gotti R, Carrà L, Piccinno G, Agnesi A, Pirzio F, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2023, Optics Letters, vol. 48, 22, 6008-6011.
– Terms H, Mansour A & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2023,
Sensors, vol. 23, 9, 4380, 1-20.
– Devi K & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2023Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 40, no. 8, 1960-1967.
Ebrahim-Zadeh M, Helmy AS, Leo G & Schunemann PG 2023, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 40, no. 1, MIC1-MIC1.
– Sukeert, Chaitanya Kumar S, Schunemann PG, de Valcárcel GJ, Ebrahim-Zadeh M & Esteban-Martín A 2023, Optics Express, vol. 31, no. 10, 16939-16951.
– Sanchez AD, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2023, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electronics, vol. 29, no. 1,  5100308, pp. 1-8.

Selected research activities

Selected Invited Talks (International Conferences):
– Autumn School on Ultrafast Lasers, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
– Xth Ultrafast Dynamics and Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics, Crete, Greece – Keynote
– CLEO/Europe, Munich, Germany – Short Course 
– Advanced Solid-State Laser (ASSL) Conference, Tacoma, Washington, USA – Short Course
– TIFR International School on the Frontiers of Light, Hyderabad, India
International Committees:
–  Selection Committee, Optica Foundation Challenge Program, Optica, USA
–  Selection Committee: Laser Instrumentation Award, IEEE Photonics Society, USA
–  Expert Panel, Research Council of LithuaniaComparative Expert Assessment (CEA) of research performance of Lithuanian universities and research institutes, Lithuania
–  Expert Evaluation Committee: Tenure Track Promotions, Aalto University, Finland
–  Advisory Committee: Advanced Fiber Laser Conference (AFL 2023), China