Daryoosh Vashaee is the Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment at Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is the director of the Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering Research Group (NQERG). He is also a member of ASSIST Engineering Research Center. In ASSIST, he leads the thermoelectric materials research for the development of self-powered wearable health and environmental monitoring and advising systems. He is an expert in the quantum and nanostructured materials for energy conversion and information technologies. In the past, he has contributed to the development of several critical thermoelectric structures including heterostructure thermionic devices and bulk nanocomposite thermoelectric materials.
He received his Ph.D. working under the supervision of Dr. Ali Shakouri at University of California at Santa Cruz in 2004, worked at MIT as a postdoctoral scholar under the supervision of Drs. Mildred Dresselhaus and Gang Chen, and worked at Oklahoma State University as Assistant Professor in 2008-2013.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Amirkabir University of Science & Technology, Iran
Sharif University of Science & Technology, Iran
Awards & Honors
- 2004 The Goldsmid Award, for excellence in research in Thermoelectrics, ICT2004, Adelaide, Australia
- 2014-2016 Editorial Board of Frontiers in Materials Science, Springer
- 2014-2015 Editorial Board of Journal of Energy
- 2014 - NSF Career Award
- 2016- Editorial Board of Scientific Report, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nature publishing group
- 2016- Associate Editor of Energy Harvesting Systems, De Gruyter
Posted on March 9, 2021 | Filed Under: Research
NC State engineers continue to improve flexible wearable devices powered by body heat.
Posted on January 30, 2020 | Filed Under: Research
NC State engineers led by Mehmet Ozturk have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Posted on June 26, 2017 | Filed Under: News and Research
In a proof-of-concept study, engineers at NC State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power w …
Recent Media Mentions
Your body is a big battery and scientists want to power gadgets with it
July 5, 2017
Thermoelectric generators pick up on the temperature difference and then use that to create energy, says Daryoosh Vashaee, an electrical engineer at North Carolina State University.
Patch-Like Body Heat Harvester Can Power Wearables
September 13, 2016
NC State engineers have developed an energy-harvesting patch that produces electricity from body heat to power wearable devices. Daryoosh Vashaee, engineering, featured.
Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity
September 23, 2016
NC State researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. Daryoosh Vashaee, engineering, featured.
- Assessment of Thermoelectric, Mechanical, and Microstructural Reinforcement Properties of Graphene-Mixed Heterostructures (2021)
- Efficient self-powered wearable electronic systems enabled by microwave processed thermoelectric materials (2021)
- Fabrication of nanocrystalline austenitic stainless steel with superior strength and ductility via binder assisted extrusion method (2021)
- Flexible thermoelectric generator with liquid metal interconnects and low thermal conductivity silicone filler (2021)
- Infinite-stage Nernst-Ettingshausen Cryocooler for Practical Applications (2021)
- Magnon-drag thermopower in antiferromagnets versus ferromagnets (vol 8, pg 4049, 2020) (2021)
- Topological quantum matter to topological phase conversion: Fundamentals, materials, physical systems for phase conversions, and device applications (2021)
- 3D construct of hydroxyapatite/zinc oxide/palladium nanocomposite scaffold for bone tissue engineering (2020)
- Applications of Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering in Dentistry (2020)
- Effect of Microwave Processing and Glass Inclusions on Thermoelectric Properties of P-Type Bismuth Antimony Telluride Alloys for Wearable Applications (2020)