Reza Moheimani received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia in 1996. Since 1997 he has been with the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he is currently a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is the founder and director of Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems, a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the advancement of nanotechnology through innovations in systems theory and control engineering.
He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and Control Engineering Practice. He is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award and the 2009 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. His current research interests include applications of control and estimation in nanoscale positioning systems for high-speed scanning probe microscopy, control of microactuators in MEMS and emerging data storage systems.