Brahim Aissa

Brahim Aissa

Tel.: +1 (514) 228-6865
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Ph.D. in Materials and Energy Sciences.
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing).
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications).

  • “Networking/Partnering Initiative” Award. European Space agency (NPI-ESA), 2013-…
  • NSERC-Industrial Research and Development postdoctoral Fellowship. 2010-2012.
  • Top prize for the best Ph.D. achievement (2010, INRS-ÉMT).
  • MPB Technologies Inc.
    Department of smart materials and sensors for space missions.
    151, Hymus Boulevard, Pointe-Claire. Qc. Canada. H9R1E9
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  • Université du Québec
    Institut national de la recherche scientifique
    Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications
    1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Qc., Canada. J3X 1S2
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Research areas

  1. Electronic and photonic properties of state-of-the art nanoscale semiconductor devices.
  2. Self healing composites systems for orbital space debris mitigation.
  3. Lunar/Mars dust mitigation by electro/magnetostatic filtration.
  4. Carbon nanotube based nanocomposite for organic solar cells.
  5. Fluidic Antenna based liquid metal alloy for space applications.
  6. Metallic thermal protection systems for FBG sensors based spacecraft vehicles.

Selected Publications

− Z. Hamoudi, B. Aïssa, M.A. El Khakani and M. Mohamedi “Electroanalytical study of methanol oxidation and oxygen reduction at carbon nanohorns-Pt nanostructured electrodes” Electroanalysis, 25, 538 (2013).
− B. Aïssa, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, S. Hassani, R. D. Farahani, P. G. Merle and D. Therriault “Micromechanical characterization of single-walled carbon nanotube reinforced ethylidene norbornene nanocomposites for self healing applications” Smart Mater. Struct. 21 (2012) 105028 (2012).
− B. Aïssa, D. Therriault, R.D. Farahani, L.L. Lebel and M.A. El Khakani “Electrical transport properties of single wall carbon nanotube/polyurethane composite based field effect transistors fabricated by UV-assisted direct-writing technology” Nanotechnology 23 115705 (2012)
− B. Aïssa, D. Therriault, E. Haddad and W. Jamroz “Self-healing in composite materials systems: Overview of major Approaches and recent developed Technologies” Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 2012, Article ID 854203, doi:10.1155/2012/854203 (2012).
− B. Aïssa, D. Therriault and M.A. El Khakani “On-substrate growth of single-walled carbon nanotube networks by an “all-laser” processing route” Carbon, 49, 2795-2808 (2011).
− B. Aïssa, L.L. Lebel, M. A. Habib, D. Therriault, T. A. Denidni and M.A. El Khakani “Super-high-frequency shielding properties of excimer-laser-synthesized-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes/polyurethane nanocomposite films” J. Appl. Phys. 109, 084313 (2011).
− R. Kruzelecky, B. Aïssa, B. Wong, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, E. Cloutis, I. Rosca, S. Hoa, D. Therriault, A. Ellery, S. Martel and X.-X. Jiang “Project MoonDust: Characterization and Mitigation of Lunar Dust” AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) paper No 2011-5184 (2011).
− L. L. Lebel, B. Aïssa, M. A. El Khakani and D. Therriault “Ultraviolet-assisted direct-write fabrication of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite micro-coils” Advanced Materials, Volume 22, Issue 5, 592, (2010).
− B. Aïssa and M.A. El Khakani “The channel length effect on the electrical performance of suspended-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes-based field effect transistors” Nanotechnology 20 175203 (2009).

NFL publications

B. Aissa, M. Nedil, J. Kroeger, T. Haddad, and F. Rosei. Memory operation devices based on light-illumination ambipolar carbon-nanotube thin-film-transistors. Journal of Applied Physics., 118, 124507 (2015). (PDF).
B. Aissa, M. Nedil, M.A. Habib, E.H. Abdul-Hafidh, and F. Rosei. High-performance Thin-Film-Transistors based on semiconducting-enriched single-walled carbon nanotubes processed by electrical-breakdown strategy. Applied Surface Science, 328, 349–355 (2015). (PDF).
B. Aissa, M. Nedil, M. A. Habib, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, D. Therriault, Y. Coulibaly, and F. Rosei. Fluidic patch antenna based on liquid metal alloy/single-wall carbon-nanotubes operating at the S-band frequency. Applied Physics Letters, 103, 063101 (2013). (PDF).
B. Aissa, R. Nechache, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, P. G. Merle, and F. Rosei. Ruthenium Grubbs' catalyst nanostructures grown by UV-excimer-laser ablation for self-healing applications. Applied Surface Science, 258, 9800–9804 (2012).
B. Aissa, M. Nedil, A. H. Esam, N. Tabet, D. Therriault, and F. Rosei. Ambipolar operation of hybrid SiC-carbon nanotube based thin film transistors for logic circuits applications. Applied Physics Letters, 101, 043121 (2012). (PDF).
B. Aissa, N. Tabet, M. Nedil, D. Therriault, F. Rosei, and R. Nechache. Electromagnetic energy absorption potential and microwave heating capacity of SiC thin films in the 1-16 GHz frequency range. Applied Surface Science, 258, 5482–5485 (2012). (PDF).
B. Aissa, R. Nechache, D. Therriault, F. Rosei, and M. Nedil. High-frequency electromagnetic properties of epitaxial Bi2FeCrO6 thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition. Applied Physics Letters, 99, 183505 (2011). (PDF).
M. A. El Khakani, V. Le Borgne, B. Aissa, F. Rosei, C. Scilletta, E. Speiser, M. Scarselli, P. Castrucci, and M. De Crescenzi. Photocurrent generation in random networks of multiwall-carbon-nanotubes grown by an “all-laser” process. Applied Physics Letters, 95, 083114 (2009). (PDF).