Atieh Zamani

Senior Research Scientist

Educational background

  • PhD in Material Physics (Nanomagnetism), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2009-2014
  • M.S. in Nanotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007-2009

Current Positions

  • Senior Research Scientist at Pasargad Institute for Advanced Innovative Solutions (PIAIS), 2018- present

Previous Positions

  • Research Fellow at Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran, 2016-2018
  • Consultant work in a range of Industrial R&D for future direction, such as Poliran Ettesal's innovative Flame Retardant or Silent “Push-Fit” Piping Systems project 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sharif University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2015-2016
  • Research Assistant Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada October 2012 –September 2013
  • PhD Research Assistant at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden 2009
  • Graduate Research Assistant at KTH University, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 
  • Quality Control and Testing Technician, Rahyab Ltd. Tehran, Iran. September 2004

Experimental skills

  • Chemical synthesis (spin coating, deep coating, spray pyrolysis) of 2D materials (Graphene, MoS2, BN, TiC, WSe, WS2), purification and characterization
  • Sputtering thin film growth (including UHV Techniques), metal-organic decomposition (MOD)
  • Atomic manipulation: chemical/physical doping (nanocomposite reinforcement, bandgap engineering (III-V materials), enhancing magnetic properties)
  • Material structural characterization (High resolution X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy)
  • Data processing using ATHENA program for EXAFS data sets
  • Measurement of nanoscale magnetism by Neutron Scattering Center (at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
  • Electrical characterization (CV and I-V)
  • Electrochemical characterization (CV tests)
  • Device processing (oxidation, metallization, RTA, etc)
  • Magneto-optic Kerr effects (MOKEs) analytical technique
  • Magnetometry analytical techniques (SQUID-VSM)
  • Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) analytical technique
  • Ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy (FMR)
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Electron microscopy (TEM, STM, SEM, AFM)
  • Patterning (at clean room)
  • Rheology (Optical contact angel, Dynamic contact angel, Tensiometry)
  • Matlab, Kaleidagraph, Origin, LateX programming



Farsi, English, Swedish

Research interests

  • Nanofabrication and chemical synthesis of novel materials with enhanced properties and performance for the technological interests
  • Interdisciplinary research at the intersection of electrical engineering, materials science, physics, and chemistry
  • Fabrication of graphene-based and graphene-like 2D materials and devices for high-performance bio sensing and renewable energy resources materials
  • Thin film magnetism
  • Disordered magnetism
  • Tunable magnetic properties
  • Tailoring the structural, optical and magnetic properties of materials through the influence of composition and growth conditions
  • Electrical, thermally conductive nanocomposites



1. Magnetic properties of amorphous Fe93Zr7 films: Effect of light ion implantation
A. Zamani, R. Moubah, M. Ahlberg, H. Stopfel, U. B. Arnalds, A Hallén, B. Hjörvarsson, G. Andersson, P. Jönsson, Journal of Applied Physics 2015; 117(14): 143903
2. Effects of substitution on the exchange stiffness and magnetization of Co films
C. Eyrich, A. Zamani, W. Huttema, M. Arora, D. Harrison, F. Rashidi, D. Broun, B. Heinrich, O. Mryasov, M. Ahlberg, O. Karis, P. Jönsson, M. From, X. Zhu, E. Girt, Physical Review B12/2014; 90(23): 235408
3. Reversed interface effects in amorphous FeZr/AlZr multilayers
M. Ahlberg, A. Zamani, E. Östman, H. Fashandi, B. Hjörvarsson, P. Jönsson, Physical Review B 11/2014; 90(18): 184403
4. Origin of the anomalous temperature dependence of coercivity in soft ferromagnets
R. Moubah, M. Ahlberg, A. Zamani, A. Olsson, S. Shi, S. Carlsson, A. Hallén, B. Hjörvarsson, P.Jönsson, Journal of Applied Physics 08/2014; 116(5):053906- 053906-4
5. Broadband ferromagnetic resonance system and methods for ultrathin magnetic films
E. Montoya, T. McKinnon, A. Zamani, E. Girt, B. Heinrich, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 04/2014; 356:12–20
6. Tuning magnetic properties by hydrogen implantation in amorphous Fe100-xZrx thin films
A. Zamani, A. Hallén, P. Nordblad, G. Andersson, B. Hjörvarsson, P. Jönsson, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 11/2013; 346:138
7. Soft Room-Temperature Ferromagnetism of Carbon-Implanted Amorphous Fe93Zr7 Films
R. Moubah, A. Zamani, A. Olsson, S. Shi, A. Hallén, S. Carlson, D.Arvanitis, P. Nordblad, B. Hjörvarsson, P. Jönsson, Applied Physics Express 05/2013; 6(5): 3001
8.Strain induced changes in magnetization of amorphous Co95Zr5 based multiferroicheterostructures
R. Moubah, F. Magnus, A. Zamani, V. Kapaklis, P. Nordblad, B. Hjörvarsson, AIP Advances 02/2013; 3(2)
9. Thermally driven redistribution of phases and components in Cu/Sn thin films
А. Oleshkevych, A. Zamani, І. Kotenko, S. Voloshko, S. Sidorenko, A. Rennie, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 09/2012; 535:108– 113
10. Using light transmission to watch hydrogen diffuse
G. K Pálsson, A. Bliersbach, M. Wolff, A. Zamani, B. Hjörvarsson, Nature Communications 2012; 3:892
11. Intense Quantum Confinement Effects in Cu2O Thin Films
P. Poulopoulos, S. Baskoutas, S. D. Pappas, C. Garoufalis, S. Droulias, A. Zamani, V. Kapaklis, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011; 115(30): 14839
12. Dopant incorporation in thin strained Si layers implanted with Sb
A.Yu. Azarov, A. Zamani, L. Vines, A.Yu. Kuznetsov, A. Hallén, Thin Solid Films 2010; 518(9): 2474-2477
13. Structural and EMCD analysis of Fe/V multilayers
Thersleff, T., Ito, Y., Rubino, S., Zamani, A., Wen, J. et al. (2012). I D. J. Stokes and W. M. Rainforth Proceedings of the 15th European Microscopy Congress, ss. 277-278