Sima Saeidi

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Sima Saeidi joined Florida Polytechnic University in August 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and now serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics. Dr. Saeidi earned her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics with a minor in materials science and engineering in December 2015 from the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Arthur Hebard. Prior to joining Florida Poly, Dr. Saeidi was the Research Engineer for Fluorometrics Instruments LLC from 2017 to 2021. She also served as an adjunct faculty in Physics for University of Tampa and the State College of Florida. 

  • Recipient, Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
  • Recipient, Graduate School Fellowship, University of Florida, Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
  • Ph.D. in Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, University of Florida, 2015
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2010
  • B.S. in Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • 2D Materials
  • Fluorescence-based Chemical Optical Sensors
  • Hands-on Experience on Semiconductor Devices Fabrication and Characterization
  • Magnetic Characterization of Materials Using SQUID Magnetometer
  • Member, Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society, May 2022 - current
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), Aug 2010 - current
  • Member, Graduate Women in Science, Sep 2021 - current
  • “Ion-beam modification of magnetism in thin films and multilayers”, Sima Saeidi Varnoosfaderani, Emadelden Fouad, Antonio Ruotolo, Ko-Wei Lin. Chapter 5, Solid State Physics, 72, 159-188 (2021)
  • “Optimization of atomically smooth and metallic surface of SrTiO3”, In Hae Kwak, Sima Saeidi Varnoosfaderani, Colin S. Barquist, Ashkan Paykar, Ambika Shakya, Yoonseok Lee, Arthur Hebard, Amlan Biswas, Journal of Applied Physics 121, 135305 (2017)
  • “Preparation and characterization of a novel magnetic biochar for arsenic removal”, Ming Zhang, Bin Gao, Sima Varnoosfaderani, Arthur Hebard, Bioresource Technology 130, 457–462 (2013)
  • “Magnetic Properties of MoS2: Existence of Ferromagnetism”, Sefaattin Tongay, Sima S. Varnoosfaderani, Bill R.Appleton, Junqiao Wu and Arthur F. Hebard. Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 123105 (2012)

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