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Mona Zebarjadi

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
THN E218
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Sharif University, 2002
M.S. ​Sharif University, 2004
Ph.D. ​University of California, Santa Cruz, 2009
Post-Doc Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010-2012
Biography

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.

Low-cost and Efficient Cooling of on-Detector Electronics Using Conformal Thermoelectric Modules: 29D
Source: Nanohmics Inc.
February 19, 2019 – April 03, 2022
EN-MSE-CAREER: Nonlinear Solid-State Thermal to Electrical Power Generators
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
February 15, 2017 – January 31, 2022
Thermoelectric cooling system for laser enclosure
Source: Nanohmics Inc.
May 31, 2018 – December 03, 2018
EN-ECE Collaborative Research: Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 31, 2016 – June 30, 2018
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (SPACE Grant) Training Grant 2015-2018, Zero-gap thermoelectric materials
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
June 01, 2017 – April 09, 2018
EN-ECE Meta-conductors with Invisible Dopants
Source: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
August 31, 2016 – September 14, 2017
ECE 3209: Electromagnetic Fields
Credits: 4
Analyzes the basic laws of electromagnetic theory, beginning with static electric and magnetic fields, and concluding with dynamic E&M fields; plane wave propagation in various media; Maxwell's Laws in differential and integral form; electrical properties of matter; transmission lines, waveguides, and elementary antennas. Prerequisite: APMA 2130, ECE 2630
ECE 4103: Solid State Devices for Renewable Energy Conversion
Credits: 3
This class discusses solid state devices that are used for renewable energy application. While we will provide a general overview of most new and interesting technologies via lectures, discussions, and research presentations, we will focus on the detailed technical aspects of few devices namely: solar cells, thermionic devices, thermoelectric devices, solar thermal (CSPs), and batteries.
ECE 4502: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
MSE 4592: Special Topics in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Advanced undergraduate course on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the materials science and engineering field. Offerings are based on student and faculty interests.
ECE 4908: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6501: Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6502: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.
ECE 6505: Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar
Credits: 1
This one-hour weekly seminar course features presentations given by ECE faculty members, to introduce various research areas, topics, and advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  It is a one-credit course required for all first-year ECE graduate students. 
MAE 6592: Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 1–3
Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.
MSE 6592: Topics in Material Science
Credits: 3
A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.
ECE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
ECE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MSE 8999: Masters Degree Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MSE 9999: PHD Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award

Graduate Student Gold Medal winner Materials Research Society

Society of Women Engineers, the Electronics for Imaging Scholarship