11:30 – 12:00
Hamed Sadeghian received his PhD (cum laude) in 2010 from Delft University of Technology in nano-mechatronics systems design. He continued his career as a postdoctoral fellow, at TUD and later at MIT, where he developed instruments for nano-scale heat transfer measurement.
From 2011 till 2018 Sadeghian has been principal mechatronics architect at TNO. He has developed several multi-disciplinary mechatronics systems for metrology applications, in collaborations with industry such as Applied Materials and ASML. He has been the head of NOMI group (~40 FTE) and 3D Nanomanufacturing Instruments at TNO. He was inventor and system architect of the HT-SPM (parallel AFM) and Subsurface SPM.
In 2014 Sadeghian received his MBA degree from Leuven Vlerick Business School, Belgium. His thesis was the development of a business plan of a metrology OEM, which later became Nearfield Instruments. He co-founded that company where he now is managing director and CTO.
Sadeghian holds more than 60 patents, and has authored more than 100 technical papers and co-authored books.