Mehran Kianinia

Research Interests

  • Quantum optics
  • Spin defects
  • Nanophotonics
  • Defects in solid state


  • Master of Science, Sharif University of Technology
  • PhD, University of Technology Sydney

Achievements & Awards

  • UTS Chancellor's Research Fellow


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Mehran is currently vice chancellor research fellow at UTS, following his research in quantum optics and quantum technologies. Previously he held a postdoctoral and research position with the quantum optics group at UTS and TMOS Center of Excellence. He conducted unique experiments on quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and developed a new fabrication method for indistinguishable photons from solid state sources, and spin defects in 2D materials. The end goal of his research is developed technologies based on 2D materials for applications in quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum sensing. Beside his research, he is actively mentoring and supervising PhD and honours students and lecturing a few courses for undergraduate students.

Current Projects

  • Quantum sensing with spin defects in hBN
  • Cryogenic spectroscopy of quantum emitters in hBN
  • Novel quantum emitters in IR and NIR band

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