Amir Farajian, Ph.D.

Department:
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Title:
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.

Academics

Teaching: 

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

Graduate/undergraduate courses: 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, Capstone Design I and II.

 

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).

Google Scholar h-index: 25
ISI Web of Knowledge/Publons h-index: 23

 

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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