Ibrahim Issah is a current doctoral degree student at the University of Tampere (TAU) and a former project Researcher of University of Eastern Finland (UEF). He offers a doctoral program in engineering and natural sciences under the TAU Metaplasmonic Team. His background in engineering and photonics has shaped his views on the importance of computational modeling, condensed matter physics, and nanophotonics particularly in the research of rolled-up metamaterials and its quantum applications.
During his undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana (UG) as a biomedical Engineer, he had the opportunity to work in the capacity of a Research Assistant. He was accountable for leading a team of five (5) and carried out a wide range of academic research projects. He was able to publish three (3) articles in computational modeling as well as electrochemical detection mechanisms using spectroscopy. He also had the opportunity to work on hospital equipment. After identifying the relevance of photonics in biological applications, He developed the interest to pursue his master's degree in photonics.
In his photonics studies, He had the opportunity to work with optical instruments and components such as lasers, spectrometer, optical fibers, meta-materials, interferometers, microscope, gratings, plasmons, filters, and polarization wheels. He also worked in the role of determining the spatio-temporal and spectral coherence of varied optical beams using a wave-front interferometry technique. Also, He worked on determining the coherence function of a pulsed radiation source using the iterative Fourier transform. He also applied Jones calculus to calibrate varied optical non-ideal circular polarizers to attain their respective properties. In His master’s thesis, He worked on surface lattice resonance and band structures of different plasmonic lattice geometries using “nearly free photon approximation” and plane wave expansion method to numerically simulate the band structures, isofrequency contours, bound state in the continuum (BIC), and field distribution of different lattice geometries in MATLAB.
His research project contributed to the scientific world and the fascinating aspect of his thesis was using different computational methods to simulate real-world problems and confirming the simulation results experimentally.
As the webmaster of the European Optical Society (EOS), He had the privilege to encounter distinct applications of photonics in diverse disciplines during EOS programs. His experience reached from the theoretical, design, and numerical simulation points of view have enhanced his enthusiasm to further his doctoral studies in the design, simulation, and characterization of 3D rolled-up metamaterials for interesting quantum applications.
He seeks intellectual engagement, embraces diversity and equal opportunity, and a proud Owarean.