S. Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (majoring in hardware) with the first class rank in 2006 and obtained his Master of Engineering in Computer Architecture with first class honours and commended thesis, from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran, in 2009. In 2010, he was awarded an Australian International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to pursue his Ph.D. in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. with Dean's commendation for doctoral thesis excellence with a thesis entitled "Neuromorphic VLSI Designs for Spike Timing and Rate-based Synaptic Plasticity with Application in Pattern Classification" earning the Doctoral Research Medal, as well as the unique Adelaide University Alumni Medal, which is awarded to only one alumni annually. In 2012 and 2013, he was a visiting scholar in the Neuromorphic Cognitive System group, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, hosted by Prof. Giacomo Indiveri.  

From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Rahimi was a postdoctoral research fellow in Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), in the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, working in the area of smart sensors for biomedical applications as well as neuromorphic VLSI and neuromorphic memristive systems. From 2015 to 2016, Mostafa was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney School of Electrical and Information Engineering, where he researched in the area of VLSI design and VLSI interfaces for nanoscale sensors. In July 2016, Dr. Rahimi joined JCU as a continuing lecturer (assistant professor), where he is currently involved in teaching and research in the area of Electronic and Computer Engineering. 


  • CC2511: Embedded Systems Design (Level 2; TSV)
  • EG1002: Computing and Sensors (Level 1; TSV)
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design
  • Nanoelectronics
  • 2016 to present - Editorial board member, Computers - MDPI Publishing
  • 2016 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2015 to present - Review Editor, Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering
  • 2015 to 2016 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Verification Engineer, ASTC Australian Semiconductor Technology Company (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - PhD Student, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 2010 to 2014 - PhD Student, The University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2015 - South Australia Science Excellence Awards
  • 2015 - Adelaide Postgraduate Alumni University Medal
  • 2015 - Australian Nanotechnology Network Young Science Ambassador Award
  • 2015 - Gertrude Rohan Memorial Medal and Prize
  • 2014 - Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
  • 2014 - University Doctoral Research Medal
  • 2013 - Doreen McCarthy Research Bursary
  • 2013 - IEEE SA Section Student Travel Award
  • 2013 - Simon Rockliff Scholarship
  • 2012 - Brain Corporation Travel Fellowships for Spiking Neural Networks
  • 2012 - The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society travel grant
  • 2012 - Research Abroad Scholarship, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2011 - Japanese Neural Network Society Travel Award
  • 2010 - IPRS (International Postgraduate Research Scholarships) by Australian government
  • 2016 - Endeavour Fellowship
  • 2015 - Biomimetic and Neurotechnology Fellowship
  • 2012 - DR Stranks Fellowship

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