Dr Shaghik Atakamians develops compact terahertz (THz) photonic devices with potential applications in healthcare, public security and communications.
Terahertz devices, nanophotonics, metamaterial, meta-waveguides and meta-surfaces
Dr Atakaramians develops THz devices which have the potential to become indispensable tools for the real world application of THz radiation. This new technology has potential uses in sensing, imaging, spectroscopy and short-range communication.
The unlicensed THz band can also be used to develop WiFi systems with up to 100GHz bandwidth, providing a possible solution to current data speed limitations. These applications could improve the quality of our healthcare and public security.
Dr Atakaramians was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2014. She joined the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney in 2011.
Dr Atakaramians earned her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide. Her doctoral thesis won the Gertrude Rohan Memorial Prize and University Doctoral Research Medal for Outstanding Research.
Dr Atakaramians was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in 2017 and will be based in the School of Engineering.