By Grace Nasri, Iran Times
The Iranian-Canadian Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of T-Ray Science, Inc. has been honored with the 2008 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence from CMC Microsystems.
Daryoosh Saeedkia, who was born in Tehran and raised in Mazandaran, has been the CTO of the system technology development company since 2006; the company specializes in the field of TeraHertz ("THz").
Saeedkia, 37, holds both a bachelor's and master's of science in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. He immigrated to Canada in 2002 where he received his doctorate electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, in 2005.
The Colton Medal is an annual award that recognizes excellence in research that helps facilitate new understanding and unique developments in microsystems and related technologies in Canada.
Saeedkia told the Iran Times, "My research interests have been in the areas of microwave and photonics and the area of Terahertz Photonics is a combination of both; it is a new, emerging area with a great potential in both academic and industry.
"The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies, such as Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $3,500."
T-Ray Science, Inc. is a device-to-system technology development company that seeks to harness the power of TeraHertz radiation, which it calls the last unexplored region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The company is involved in the design, innovation and commercialization of THz based products.
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