Hello, I am Hamed Koochaki, and this is my personal website. I have completed my PhD in Physics in January 2017 and currently appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Nano-optic (CeNO) at Georgia State University.
I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from University of Tabriz, Iran in 2007 and Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2010, respectively. In 2012, I received a scholarship from GSU and joined Professor Stockman’s research group and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I have been granted as a Graduate Research Assistant; In addition to that, in 2014, I was appointed as the fellow of the GSU Center for Nano-optics (CeNO). Along with my research position, I was fortunate to qualify for the teaching assistantship at GSU. I have taught several physics laboratories such as Physics 1111 (Mechanics, Waves, Heat), Physics 1112 (Electricity, Optics and Modern Physics), and Physics 2030K (Physics of Music and Speech). Furthermore, I have experienced teaching a newly designed physics courses called SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) at GSU.
My research at CeNO spans a broad area of theoretical and computational Physics with a major emphasis on Nano-optics, Nanoplasmonic and Ultrafast phenomena in light-matter interactions. In my Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Ultrafast Laser-induced Kinetics in Two-dimensional Materials,” I theorize the fundamentals of an ultrafast and ultrastrong optical field interacting with graphene and graphene-like nanocrystals as a prototype of the two-dimensional class of materials. Our findings hold application in spectroscopy, imaging, laser technology, transmitting and processing information with speed and accuracy far beyond the capabilities of conventional optics and electronics.