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Facultymona zebarjadi

Mona Zebarjadi

Assistant Professor (joint appointment with ECE)

PhD Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2009
M.Sc. Pysics, Condensed Matter, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004
B.Sc. Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2002

Thornton Hall - E218
351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904-1000

Phone: (434) 924-7532
FAX: (434) 924-8818
Email: mz6g@virginia.edu
Website: Energy Science and Nanotechnology lab

Google Scholar Link
Research Gate Link

Research Interests


Electron and phonon transport modeling; materials and device design, fabrication and characterization; with emphasis on energy conversion systems such as thermoelectric, thermionic, and thermomagnetic power generators and heat management in high power electronics and optoelectronic devices

Professonal Experience and Memberships


Rutgers University, The state University of New Jersey, Piscataway, Jan 2013 –present
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering department

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Jan 2010 –Nov 2012
Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering department

Honors and Awards


AFOSR career award, 2014

A.W. Tyson assistant professorship award

Graduate Student Gold Medal winner, Materials Research Society, Fall 2007

SWE electronics for imaging scholarship

Selected Publications

Google Scholar Link | Research Gate Link


M. Ibnez, Z. Luo, A. Genc, L. Piveteau, S. Ortega, D. Cadavid, O. Dobrozhan, M. Nachtegaal, M.
Zebarjadi, J. Arbiol, M.V. Kovalenko, A. Cabot, High Performance Thermoelectric Nanocomposites from
Nanocrystal Building Blocks, Nature Communications, 7, 10766, 2016


M. Zebarjadi, W. Shen, An algorithm to reduce combinatorial search in design of invisible dopants,
Computational Materials Science, 113, Pages 171–177, 2016. Editor’s Choice (available also on arXiv
:1509.02515)


A. Mehdizadeh Dehkordi, M. Zebarjadi, J. He, T. M. Tritt, Thermoelectric Power Factor: Enhancement
Mechanisms and Strategies for Higher Performance Thermoelectric Materials, Materials Science and
Engineering: R. 97, 1-22, 2015.

M. Zebarjadi, Thermomagnetic transport theory in anisotropic composite samples, J. Electronic Mat. 6, 2015.

M. Zebarjadi, Electronic Cooling Using Thermoelectric Devices, APL. 106 (20), 203506, 2015.

Shen W., Tian T., Liao B., and Zebarjadi M., Combinatorial approach to identify electronically cloaked
hollow nanoparticles, PRB 90, 075301, 2014.

Liao B., Zebarjadi M., Esfarjani K., and Chen G., Isotropic and energy-selective electron cloaks on graphene,
Physical Review B 88 (15), 155432, 2013.

Zebarjadi M., Liao B., Esfarjani K., Dresselhaus MS., and Chen G., Enhancement of thermoelectric power
factor by invisible dopants, Adv. Mat. 15, 2013. Highlighted in MIT NEWS, PhysOrg, Mission-tomorrow
as well as many scientific websites

Liao B.*, Zebarjadi M.*, Esfarjani K. and Chen G., Cloaking Core-Shell Nanoparticles from Conducting
Electrons in Solids, Physical Review Letters, 109, 126806 (2012),*equal contribution. Highlighted in
PRL synopsis, Nature materials as well as many scientific websites

Zebarjadi M., Yang J., Kozinsky B., Dresselhaus M.S., Ren Z.F. and Chen G., Studying phonon mean free
path in skutterudites, Journal of Applied Physics 112, 044305 (2012).

Lukas K., Liu WS., Joshi G., Zebarjadi M., Z. F. Ren, G. Chen, C. P. Opeil, Experimental determination of
the Lorentz number, Physical Review B 85, 205410, 2012. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.205410.

Yu B.*, Zebarjadi M.*, Lukas K., Wang H., Wang H., Opeil C., Dresselhaus M.S., Chen G. and Ren Z.F.,
Enhancement of thermoelectric properties by modulation doping in silicon germanium alloy nanocomposites,
NanoLetters. 12, 2077 (2012) * equal contribution. Highlighted in News.

Zebarjadi M., Esfarjani K., Dresselhaus M.S., Ren Z.F. and Chen G., Perspectives on Thermoelectrics : from
fundamentals to device applications, invited Review Paper, Energy and Environmental Science 5,
5147-5162 (2012). Top 10 most downloaded paper of January 2012.