Arya Fallahi

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Arya Fallahi

PhD, Project Leader

Computational Electromagnetics

Arya Fallahi was born in 1982 and raised in Tehran, Iran. He finished his high school studies as the winner of the Gold Medal in the National Physics Olympiad in 1999.


Arya earned bachelor degrees in both applied physics and electrical engineering from Sharif university of Technology in 2004, and completed the master of science degree in electrical engineering at Tehran University in 2006. He then moved to Switzerland, where he worked on electromagnetic properties and applications of metamaterials as a doctoral student. He earned his PhD degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2010, winning a prestigious ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Thesis. After the PhD, he joined the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) for a two-year post-doctoral appointment in the Accelerator Modelling and Advanced Simulations (AMAS) group. In 2012, he moved to Germany to work as a computational physicist in the ultrafast optics and X-ray sources group of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), in the Centre for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg.

Arya's experience revolves around applications of computational science and scientific computing in various fields of physics and engineering. He has dedicated his research efforts to topics in electromagnetic metamaterials, computational nano-optics, plasmonics, compact electron accelerators and injectors, high-power THz generation, laser physics, and free electron laser science. In the majority of the projects he has worked on, he contributed to theoretical aspects of simulations of the physics involved. He has also collaborated with industrial partners regarding implementation of electromagnetic shielding devices and radar absorbers. In the framework of his broad research efforts, he succeeded in developing fruitful collaborations with various groups in well-known research centers interested in using his work for their applications. These collaborations have led to numerous journal and conference publications, as well as inventions awarded with four patents.

Arya joined the IT'IS Foundation as Project Leader for Computational Electromagnetics in January 2019.




Peer-reviewed articles

Liu, X., Dehler, M. & Fallahi, A. Theoretical investigation on broadband THz deflectors for femtosecond electron beam diagnostics. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 986(October 2020):164722, Elsevier Ltd, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2020.164722
Liorni, I., Bottauscio, O., Guilizzoni, R., Ankarson, P., Bruna, J., Fallahi, A., Harmon, S. & Zucca, M. Assessment of Exposure to Electric Vehicle Inductive Power Transfer Systems: Experimental Measurements and Numerical Dosimetry. Sustainability, 12(11):4573, 2020, doi:10.3390/su12114573
Pfeifer, S., Fallahi, A., Xi, J., Neufeld, E. & Kuster, N. Forward Transformation from Reactive Near-Field to Near and Far-Field at Millimeter-Wave Frequencies. Applied Sciences, 10(14):4780, 2020, doi:10.3390/app10144780


Conference proceedings

Alba, A., Adelmann, A. & Fallahi, A. OPAL-MITHRA: Self-consistent Software for Start-to-End Simulation of Undulator-based Facilities. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference (IVNC2020), Lyon FR, 6-10 July 2020, pages 1-2, IEEE, doi:10.1109/IVNC49440.2020.9203404