Amir Farajian, Ph.D.

Department:
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Russ Engineering Center 258, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Amir A. Farajian received his PhD (Engineering) in materials science from Tohoku University, his MS degree in physics from Isfahan University of Technology, and his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He worked at Institute for Materials Research (Tohoku University), National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research (Tsukuba), and Rice University before joining Wright State University in 2007.

Academics

Teaching: 

Graduate courses: Advanced Thermodynamics, Hydrogen Energy, Advanced Physical Properties.

Graduate/undergraduate course: Computational Materials Science, Structure and Properties of Materials II.

Undergraduate courses: Structure and Properties of Materials I, Statics, Diffusion and Kinetics, Thermodynamics I, Thermodynamics of Materials.

 

Research statement: 

Research interests: Nanoscience and nanoengineering with emphasis on computational modeling, sensors, materials for renewable energy, inelastic response, nano- and molecular-electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, electronic and thermal quantum transports, as well as 2D nanomaterials processing and characterization. Some of the recent topics include:

  •     Ab initio and multiscale characterization and design of materials
  •     Coherent and incoherent quantum electronic and thermal transports
  •     2D nanomaterials processing and multiscale atomic-based thermodynamics
  •     Nanoelectronic-based electrochemical and electromechanical sensors
  •     Nanostructured fluids: Phase transition and electrorheology
  •     Ab initio diffusion in defected metals/alloys at various temperatures
  •     Thermoelectric and photovoltaic applications of nanostructured materials

Recent publications:

  1. Density functional study of self-diffusion along an isolated screw dislocation in fcc Ni
    L. J. Wirth, A. A. Farajian and C. Woodward,
    Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 033605 (2019).
  2. Multiscale molecular thermodynamics of graphene-oxide liquid-phase exfoliation
    A. A. Farajian, R. Mortezaee, T. H. Osborn, O. V. Pupysheva, M. Wang, A. Zhamu and B. Z. Jang,
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, 1761 (2019)..
  3. Systematic enhancement of thermoelectric figure of merit in edge-engineered nanoribbons
    L. J. Wirth and A. A. Farajian,
    J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 8843 (2018).
  4. Resilience of thermal conductance in defected graphene, silicene, and boron nitride nanoribbons
    L. J. Wirth, T. H. Osborn and A. A. Farajian,
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 109, 173102 (2016).
  5. Silicene nanoribbons as carbon monoxide nanosensors with molecular resolution
    T. H. Osborn and A. A. Farajian,
    Nano Research 7, 945 (2014).

Google Scholar h-index: 24

 

Professional

Publications: 

Archival Refereed Journal Publications: 65

Book Chapter Publications: 6

Refereed Conference Presentations (Abstracts and Proceedings): 146

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

Materials Research Society, American Physical Society

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