Hooman Mohseni

Email: hmohseni@northwestern.edu








Northwestern University
AT&T Professor, ECE Department
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty, Applied Physics Program
Faculty Member, International Institute of Nanotechnology
Faculty Member, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)




Chief Technology Officer
Northwestern University
Associate Professor, EECS Department
Northwestern University
Assistant Professor, EECS Department
SRI-Sarnoff Corporation
Member of Technical Staff, Photonic Integration Group

Awards and Honors

W. M. Keck Foundation Award
For Research on Ultra-sensitive Bio-inspired Infrared Camera and its Implementation in Telescopes for Exoplanet Detection
Frontiers of Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
OSA Fellow
Optical Society of America, Recognized for "Significant contribution in the field of photon detectors and related".
Faculty Roll Honor
Northwestern University Associated Student Government
SPIE Fellow
International Society for Optical Engineering, Recognized for "Specific achievements in optoelectronic devices for photon detection."
Top Researcher Award
EECS Department, Northwestern University
Young Faculty Award
Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA)
US-Korea Nano-manufacturing Award
Selected and Funded by NSF for the first US-Korea Nano-manufacturing and Direct Self-Assembly Program
National Science Foundation
US-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Award
Selected and funded by NSF for NSF-MEXT US-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program on Nanotechnology
Searle Junior Fellow
Northwestern University

External Activities and Services

Recent Invited and Keynote Talks:

  1. IEEE RAPID (2021)
  2. Facebook, Reality Labs (2021)
  3. IEEE EDS (2021)
  4. Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting (2020)
  5. IEEE RAPID (2020)
  6. Stanford QFarm/NTT-PHI Workshop, CA (2020)
  7. Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetectors Conference, Krakow, Poland (2020)
  8. OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress (2020)
  9. NASA’s Distinguished Speaker Seminar, Pasadena, CA (2019)
  10. SPIE Photonic West, San Jose, CA (2019)
  11. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL)(2018)
  12. Caltech, Biophotonics Laboratory (2018)
  13. UC Berkeley, Tsinghua-Berkeley Seminar (2018)
  14. SPIE Photonic West, San Jose, CA (2018)
  15. Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetectors Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (2018)
  16. SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, Orlando, FL (2018)
  17. Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Interlaken, Switzerland (2017)
  18. University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering, IN (2017)
  19. OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Heidelberg, Germany (2016)
  20. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD (2016)
  21. OSA Advanced Photonics, Vancouver, Canada (2016)
  22. International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), Evanston, IL (2016)
  23. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Reston, VA (2015)
  24. Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Kyoto, Japan (2015) {Keynote}

Editorial Board

  1. Associate Editor, IEEE Photonics Journal
  2. Associate Editor, Optics Letters (2013 to 2015)
  3. Guest Editor, IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
  4. Associated Editor, Frontiers in Optics and Material

Conference Chair & Co-Chair

  • Integrated Sensors for Biological and Neural Sensing (2021)
  • Bio-sensing and Nano-medicine, SPIE Optics & Photonics (2012-2017)
  • Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices (2012)
  • Bio-sensing-III, SPIE Optics & Photonics (2010)
  • Optics and Photonics, IEEE-MWSCAS (2009)
  • Integrated Optics & Optoelectronics, LEOS Annual Meeting (2008)
  • Nano-Science and Engineering symposium, SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference (2008)
  • Enabling Photonic Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando FL (2007)

Technical Program Committees

  • Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Benicassim, Spain (2011)
  • IEEE/ICNSC International Conference on Networking Sensing and Control, Delft, The Netherlands (2011)
  • Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Helsinki, Finland (2010)
  • IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Chicago, IL (2010)
  • SPIE International Symposium, Quantum Sensing, Photonics West, San Jose CA (2007)
  • IEEE Laser Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) 20th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2006)
  • SPIE International Symposium, Photonics West, San Jose CA (2006)
  • IEEE Laser Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) 19th Annual Meeting, Sydney Australia (2005)

Recent Review Panels (for confidentiality, older than one year)

  • W.M. Keck Foundation (2020)
  • Danish Council for Independent Research (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond) (2020)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2020)
  • The Norway Grant (2020)
  • Poland Science Foundation (2018)
  • French Government New Research University (Ecoles Universitaires de Recherche) panel (2017)
  • Army Research Office (ARO) (2017)
  • National Science Centre Poland (OSF) (2017)
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) (2017)
  • Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) - Competitive Research Programme (CRP) (2017)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - IIP (2016)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - EPMD (2016)
  • Army Research Laboratory (ARL) (2016)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - CAREER (2015)
  • Army Research Laboratory (ARL) (2015)
  • European Research Council (ERC), Advanced Grant (2015)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - EMPD (2015)
  • Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (2014)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant review panel (2014)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), SBIR-STTR (2013)
  • Army Research Office, Young Investigator Program (2013)
  • European Research Council (ERC) (2012)
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2012)
  • Department of Energy (DOE), Basic Energy Sciences (2011)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), International Research Fellowship Program (2011)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant review panel (2010)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - EPDT (2010)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - EPDT (2009)
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) - Challenge Grant (2009)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) -Physics Division (2009)
  • US-Isreal Bi-national review panel (2009)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - Major Equipment Grants (2009)
  • European Research Council (ERC) review panel (2008-2012)
  • National Science Foundation review panel for Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT-2007)
  • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2007)


  1. H. Mohseni, US20210041513A1, "Systems and methods having an optical magnetometer array with beam splitters" 2021.
  2. E. Pratt, H. Mohseni, S. Garber, US20200381128A1 "Magnetoencephalography (meg) phantoms for simulating neural activity" 2020
  3. S. Garber, J. Leung, E. Pratt, H. Mohseni, J. Alford, D. Blue Decker, J. Kang Gormley, M. Henninger, S. Michael Homan, T. Lasser, M. LEDBETTER, S. Jeremy Seidman, B. Siepser, US20200348370A1 "Systems and methods for measuring current output by a photodetector of a wearable sensor unit that includes one or more magnetometers" 2020
  4. H. Mohseni, E. Pratt, R. Jiménez-Martínez, M. LEDBETTER, US20200341081A1, "Compact optically pumped magnetometers with pump and probe configuration and systems and methods" 2020
  5. H. Mohseni, H. Ruan, S. Sorgenfrei, R. Field, US20200333129A1, "Interferometric parallel detection using digital rectification and integration" 2020
  6. H. Ruan and H. Mohseni, US20200333130A1, "Non-invasive optical detection system and method using partially balanced interferometric parallel detection" 2020
  7. H. Mohseni and H. Ruan, US20200333245A1, "Interferometric parallel detection using analog data compression" 2020
  8. M. Ledbetter, H. Mohseni, J. Alford, E. Pratt, D. Sobek, WO2020205219A1, "Integrated magnetometer arrays for magnetoencephalography (meg) detection systems and methods" 2020
  9. M. LEDBETTER, R. Jiménez-Martinez, E. Pratt, H. Mohseni, J. Alford, US20200256929A1, "Neural feedback loop filters for enhanced dynamic range magnetoencephalography (meg) systems and methods" 2020
  10. H. Mohseni and S. BIANCONI, WO2020159596A2, "Nanoscale resolution, spatially-controlled conductivity modulation of dielectric materials using a focused ion beam" 2019
  11. H.Mohseni and T. G. HAMILTON, WO2020069121A1, "Space-time scattering network for inverse design and tomography" 2019
  12. H. Mohseni, US20200113439A1,"Detection of fast-neural signal using depth-resolved spectroscopy" 2019
  13. H. Mohseni, WO2020055718A1, "Methods and systems for efficient coupling of light from outside tissue to small volumes inside tissue" 2019
  14. H. Mohseni, US20200088811A1, "Dynamic magnetic shielding and beamforming using ferrofluid for compact magnetoencephalography (meg)" 2019
  15. H. Mohseni, I. Hassani NIA, S. WHEATON, WO2019226261A3, "Method and system for multispectral imaging" 2019
  16. H. Mohseni, US16/638,218, "A method and system for reading and stimulating neurons through tissue using light" 2018
  17. H. Mohseni and V. FATHIPOUR, US20200300604A1, "Systems for coherent light detection and related methods" 2018
  18. H. Mohseni, WO2016140965A1, "Electroabsorption modulator for depth imaging and other applications" 2016
  19. H. Mohseni, US Patent # 9,488,810 "Apparatuses and methods to image surfaces with small spot-size and large field of view" 2016.
  20. H. Mohseni, US Patent # 9,472,597 "Systems, Apparatuses and Methods for Converting Light Wavelengths" 2016.
  21. H. Mohseni and O.G. Memis, US Patent # 9,054,247 "Single-photon nano-injection detectors" 2015.
  22. H. Mohseni, US Patent Application # 20140268371 "Apparatuses and Methods to Image Surfaces with Small Spot-Size and Large Field of View" 2014.
  23. H. Mohseni, US Patent Application # 20140264025 "SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING LIGHT WAVELENGTHS" 2014.
  24. H. Mohseni, US Patent # 7,745,816 "Single-photon detector with a quantum dot and a nano-injector" 2010.
  25. H. Mohseni, US Patent # 8,445,188 "Process for formation of highly uniform arrays of nano-holes and nano-pillars" 2013.
  26. H Kwakernaak, H. Mohseni, and G. Pajer, US Patent # 7,546,011 "Monolithically integrated optical devices with amorphous silicon arrayed waveguidi gratings and INGaAsP gain " 2009.
  27. H. Mohseni, J. Abeles, M. Kwakernaak, and V. Khalfin, U.S. Patent# 7,376,319 "Vertically Coupled Large Area Amplifier" 2008.
  28. H. Mohseni and W. Chan, US Patent # 7,026,641 "Electrically tunable quantum dots and methods for making and using for same" 2006.
  29. H. Mohseni, US Patent # 7,064,881 "InP-based phase modulators and methods for making and using for same" 2006.
  30. US Patent application #20050117844 "Method and system for coupling waveguides" 2005.
  31. US Patent J. Abeles, A. Braun, V. Khalfin, M. Kwakernaak, R. Martinelli, H. Mohseni, US Patenet # 7,477,670 "High power diode laser based source" 2009.
  32. US Patent application # 20070147762, International Patent # WO2007044543 "Interface for a-Si waveguides and III/V waveguides." 2007.
  33. US Patent application # 20070160326, International Patent Application # WO2007044545 "Monolithically integrated optical devices with amorphous silicon arrayed waveguide gratings and InGaAsP gain" 2007.
  34. US Patent application # 20050721007 "A Single-photon Detector and Application of Same" 2007.
  35. US patent application # 20050724535; International Patent application # WO2007044542 "Method of reducing edge height at the overlap of a layer deposited on the edge of a stepped substrate" 2007.
  36. International Patent application # WO2007044554 "Amorphous silicon waveguides on III/V substrates with a barrier layer" 2007