F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik received the Bsc degree in physics from University of Tehran-Iran and the PhD degree in experimental solid-state physics from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992, and 1998, respectively.
From 1998 to 2001, she held a postdoctoral and Research Associate positions in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University, respectively. There, she was the first to report a fully packaged GaN-based photocathode detector for solar-blind applications. In 2001, she joined the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where she is currently a Professor of Engineering and head of the NanoEngineering Constellation. Her research focus is on development and understanding materials characteristics-device performance relationship, enabling improved performance and/or functionality of opto/electronic/sensing devices based on wide bandgap semiconductor material. Her current research interests include the theoretical study/simulation, design, fabrication and measurement of Cs-free photocathodes, high power transistors, photon detectors, and betavoltaics-based on III-Nitrides. Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik was appointed the first “Presidential Fellow” with the Research Foundation for SUNY in 2013, SUNY “Provost Fellow” in 2012, and was awarded “NY Governor’s 2005 Woman of Excellence Award” for her professional accomplishment and contribution to the community. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials.