Amir Farajian, Ph.D.

Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Russ Engineering Center 258, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Amir A. Farajian received his PhD in materials science and engineering 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.


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

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

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

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 (complete PDF list available below):

  1. Ab initio molecular dynamics of pipe diffusion in fcc Ni beyond transition state theory
    L. J. Wirth, C. Woodward and A. A. Farajian,
    Acta Materialia 222, 117357 (2022).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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
Web of Science h-index: 24



Archival Refereed Journal Publications: 66

Book Chapter Publications: 6

Refereed Conference Presentations (Abstracts and Proceedings): 148

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Materials Research Society, American Physical Society

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