BioB.S. Sharif University, 2002M.S. Sharif University, 2004Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010Post-Doc Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010-2012
"E-Snail is working to provide efficient and reliable solid state devices to convert waste heat and solar energy to usable electrical energy."Mona Zebarjadi, Assistant Professor
Mona Zebarjadi is a joint professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments at University of Virginia, where she is leading the Energy Science and Nanotechnology Lab (ESNL). Prior to her current appointment she was a professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Rutgers University. Her research interests are in 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. She received her Bachelor's and master's degree in physics from Sharif University and her PhD in EE from UCSC in 2009, after which she spent 3 years at MIT as a postdoctoral fellow working jointly with electrical and mechanical engineering departments. She is the recipient of 2017 NSF Career award, 2014 AFOSR career award, 2015 A.W. Tyson assistant professorship award, MRS graduate student gold medal, and SWE electronics for imaging scholarship.