Mehdi Zanjani, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Thermal-fluid sciences
  • Heat transfer
  • Characterization of energy conversion systems such as thermoelectrics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Multiscale modeling of nano and bio materials
Mehdi Zanjani

Assistant Professor

311 Hughes Hall
513-529-4188
zanjanm@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D.—Mechanical Eng. & Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania—2014
  • M.S.—Mechanical Eng. & Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania—2012
  • B.S.—Mechanical Eng., Sharif University of Technology—2009

Related Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate in College and University Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
  • Graduate research fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
  • Awarded honorary entry to graduate study in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008.
  • Awarded silver medal in the National Physics Olympiad, 2004.

Principal Publications

Presentations

  • M.B. Zanjani,* *K. Aryana, "**Phononic properties of binary and diamond-like colloidal superstructures". *The 33rd INTERNATIONAL THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY CONFERENCE (ITCC), Logan, Utah, May 2017
  • M.B. Zanjani, R. Engelke, J.R. Lukes, and M. Drndic. “Up and Down Events in Nanoparticle Translocation Through Solid-State Nanopores". APS March Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 2015.
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Thermal Conductivity of PbSe Nanocrystal Superlattices". 8th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, Santa Cruz, CA, July 2014.
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Predicting Phononic and Thermal Properties of Nanocrystal Superlattice Structures Using Atomistic Models". APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2014.
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Computational Models for Predicting Mechanical and Vibrational Properties of Nanocrystal Superlattices". MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2013.
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Predicting Properties of Nanoparticle Superlattices Using Coarse-Grained Models". The Penn Center For Energy Innovation Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, August 2012.
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Microscale and Mesoscale Modeling of Nanoparticle Superlattices". 4th Annual PA-OH-WV Simulators Meeting, Carnegie Mellon University, June 2010.

Publications

  • M.B. Zanjani,* I.C. Jenkins, J. C. Crocker, and T. R. Sinno. “Colloidal Cluster Assembly into Ordered Superstructures via Engineered Directional Binding". ACS Nano, 10, 11280, 2016.
  • M.B. Zanjani, R. Engelke, J.R. Lukes, V. Meunier, and M. Drndic. “Up and down translocation events and electric double-layer formation inside solid-state nanopores". Phys. Rev. E., 92, 022715, 2015
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Shape- and Structure-Based Phonon Bandgap Tuning with Nanocrystal Superlattices". J. Phys. Chem. C, 119,16889, 2015
  • M.B. Zanjani, A.R. Davoyan, N. Engheta, and J.R. Lukes. “NEMS With Broken T Symmetry: Graphene Based Unidirectional Acoustic Transmission Lines". Scientific Reports, 5, 9926, 2015.
  • K.E. Venta, M.B. Zanjani*, X. Ye, G. Danda, C.B. Murray, J.R. Lukes, and M. Drndic. “Gold Nanorod Translocation and Charge Measurement through Solid-State Nanopores". Nano Lett., 14, 5358, 2014 (* Equal contribution)
  • K.F. Murphy, B. Piccione, M.B. Zanjani, J.R. Lukes, and D.S. Gianola. “Strain-and Defect-Mediated Thermal Conductivity in Silicon Nanowires". Nano Lett., 14, 3785, 2014
  • M.B. Zanjani, A.R. Davoyan, A.M. Mahmoud, N. Engheta, and J.R. Lukes. “One-way Phonon Isolation In Acoustic Waveguides". Appl. Phys. Lett., 104, 081905, 2014
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Phonon Dispersion and Thermal Conductivity of Nanocrystal Superlattices Using Fully Atomistic Models". J. Appl. Phys., 115, 143515, 2014
  • M.B. Zanjani and J.R. Lukes. “Size dependent elastic moduli of CdSe nanocrystal superlattices predicted from atomistic and coarse grained models". J. Chem. Phys., 139, 144702, 2013

Research Interests

  • Thermal-fluid sciences
  • Heat transfer
  • Characterization of energy conversion systems such as thermoelectrics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Multiscale modeling of nano and bio materials
  • Numerical algorithm development and parallel computing
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Acoustic metamaterials