Dr. Alireza Baghai-Wadji

Professor with University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
High-level Foreign Expert Visiting Professor at Xi’an University of Science and Technology,China

Alireza Baghai-Wadji received the M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Telecom. Eng., and the D.Sc. degree in Physical Electronics from Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 1984, 1987, and 1994, respectively. He received the D.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Quantum Physics from Aalto University, Finland, in 2003. He is a Professor with University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, and a High- level Foreign Expert Visiting Professor at Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China. In August 2017, he was bestowed Honorary Professor with Amity University, Uttar-Pradesh, India. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean (internationalization portfolio) with UCT. He was 2005–2012 Professor, Discipline Head, and Intl. Rep. with RMIT University, Australia. From 1979 to 2005 he was with Vienna Univ. of Tech. as: Associate Prof. (1997–2005), Docent (1994–1997), Assistant Prof. (1988– 1994), Research Fellow (1984–1988), and Research Associate (1979–1983). He has worked on five continents accumulating vast experience in both academia and high- tech industry, and have acquired deep insights in academic internationalization: Distinguished Vis. Prof. with Beijing Inst. of Tech., China; Vis. Prof. with Aalto Univ., Finland; Vis. Scientist with the Max Planck Inst. (Quantum Optics), Germany; Consultant with EPCOS, Germany; Nokia Fellow, Finland; Vis. Prof. with the Inst. for High Perf. Comp. and Senior Member with the Institute for Mathematical Science, Singapore. He was three times the recipient of the prestigious Austrian Kurt Goedel Research Fellowship and spent 10 months with the Uni. of California, Irvine, U.S.A.; he was an Adjunct Prof. with the Arizona State Univ., U.S.A.; Principal Engineering Consultant with Motorola, U.S.A, CTS, U.S.A, Siemens Matsushita, Austria, and Siemens, Germany. He was the Director of the Aerospace and Aviation Electronics Program, with The Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre, Australia. Since 1997 he has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE UFFC Transactions. He was twice a Guest Editor for the IEEE UFFC Trans.