Hossein Mosallaei

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



  • 332 Dana Research Center
  • 617.373.7354

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Research Focus

Electromagnetics and optics, quantum systems, nanoscale materials and metamaterials, nanoantennas, THz-IR Devices, multiscale computation and mathematical-numerical models


Hossein Mosallaei is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. He received his PhD degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2001. From 2002-2005 he was on the faculty of EECS Department at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Research Scientist. He joined Northeastern in 2005 and is the Director of Metamaterials Laboratory. He leads research activities in the areas of Physics and Modeling of Metamaterials, Hybridized Materials, Microwave and Photonic Systems, Nanoscale Plasmonics, and Quantum/Molecular Phenomena.


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

Research Overview

Electromagnetics and optics, quantum systems, nanoscale materials and metamaterials, nanoantennas, THz-IR Devices, multiscale computation and mathematical-numerical models

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Selected Publications

  • A. Forouzmand, H. Mosallaei, A Tunable Semiconductor-Based Transmissive Metasurface: Dynamic Phase Control with High Transmission Level, Laser & Photonics Review, 14(6), 2020, 1900353
  • H. Barati Sedeh, M.M. Salary, H. Mosallaei, Topological Space-Time Photonic Transitions in Angular- Momentum-Biased Metasurfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, 8(11), 2020, 2000075
  • M.M. Salary, H. Mosallaei, Time-Modulated Conducting Oxide Metasurfaces for Adaptive Multiple Access Optical Communication, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat, 68(3), 2020, 1628-1642
  • M.M. Salary, H. Mosallaei, Inverse Design of Radiative Thermal Meta-Sources Via Discrete Dipole Approximation Model, Journal of Applied Physics, 125, 2019, 163107
  • M.M. Salary, S. Jafar-Zanjani, H. Mosallaei Nonreciprocal Optical Links Based on Time-Modulated Nanoantenna Arrays: Full-Duplex Communication, Physical Review B, 99, 2019, 045416
  • M.M. Salary, S. Inampudi, K. Zhang, E.B. Tadmor, H. Mosallaei, Mechanical Actuation of Graphene Sheets Via Optically Induced Forces, Physical Review B, 94, 2016, 235403
Cover of Nanoscale Advances journal


Apr 01, 2022

Mosallaei’s Research Featured on Cover of Nanoscale Advances

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s research on “Multifunctional metasails for self-stabilized beam-riding and optical communication” was featured on the cover of Nanoscale Advances.


Dec 23, 2021

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

cover of publication Advanced Theory and Simulations


Feb 09, 2021

Mosallaei’s Research Featured on Cover of Advanced Theory and Simulations

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s research on “Machine Learning: TCO‐Based Active Dielectric Metasurfaces Design by Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks” was featured on the cover of Advanced Theory and Simulations.


May 23, 2019

Mosallaei's Article Featured as Best of Advanced Optical Materials 2018

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s paper on “A Tunable Multigate Indium‐Tin‐Oxide‐Assisted All‐Dielectric Metasurface” is one of the featured articles in the Best of Advanced Optical Materials 2018.


Mar 14, 2019

PhD Student Wins Honorable Paper Award in 2019 APS/URSI

ECE PhD student Mohammad Mahdi Salary from Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s group receives Honorable Student Paper Award in the 2019 IEEE AP-S/URSI Conference, held in Atlanta, GA. The work is on full-duplex NIR communications.


Jan 04, 2019

Mosallaei to Work on Optical Links for Space

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei was awarded a $500K grant, in collaboration with California Institute of Technology, for “Optical Links for Space” from the NASA Innovative program.


Dec 12, 2018

Mosallaei's APL Article Selected as Editor's Pick

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s article on “Neural Network Based Design of Metagratings” published in Applied Physics Letters was selected as Editor’s Pick.


Oct 17, 2018

Mosallaei Awarded $600K AFOSR Grant

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei was awarded a $600K Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) grant for “On-Demand Controllable Photonic Processors and Networks.”


May 10, 2018

Mosallaei's Article Top 25 Most Accessed in Advanced Optical Matter

ECE Professor Hossein Mosallaei's article on "All-Dielectric C-Shaped Nanoantennas for Light Manipulation: Tailoring Both Magnetic and Electric Resonances to the Desire" is one of the top most accessed in the Advanced Optical Matter journal.


May 01, 2018

Mosallaei's Article Selected for Top 100 Scientific Reports

ECE Hossein Mosallaei's article on "Optimization-based Dielectric Metasurfaces for Angle-Selective Multifunctional Beam Deflection" was selected as one of the top 100 read physics papers for Scientific Reports in 2017.

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