September 24, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Hadiseh Alaeian

Hadiseh Alaeian
Hadiseh Alaeian, Assistant Professor of ECE and Physics and Astronomy

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

What drew you to Purdue ECE?

I like the diverse, interdisciplinary research at Purdue ECE. I also find it interesting that the ECE research culture is not limited to the college of Engineering only, and we are in close contact with other relevant colleges across the campus. I cherish an atmosphere where science flows freely.

What are your research interests?

I am a quantum optician, a person who loves photons dearly and would like to know every detail about them, deep down within the quantum world. I would like to know why they behave as they behave, and why they interact with other quantum particles as they interact. I employ the principles of quantum mechanics to design and implement new exotic states of photons, not attainable with classical optics, that interact with themselves and the world around them very differently. I aim to make the future of light, i.e. quantum photonics, even brighter.

What classes are you teaching this semester?

ECE 20001, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like anything nature! When I am not in the office, you can find me running or biking, usually. If not, then hiking or mountain climbing, it is.

Anything else you'd like the Purdue community to know about you?

The word community always reminds me of a profound quote by Hellen Keller saying "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much". I feel excited and at the same time grateful for being a member of Purdue's great community and I am determined to be the best version of myself in getting many great things done, together with you all.