Daryoosh Vashaee




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.


  • Ph.D. 2004
    Electrical Engineering
    University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Master's 1995
    Electrical Engineering
    Amirkabir University of Science & Technology, Iran
  • Bachelor's 1993
    Electrical Engineering
    Sharif University of Science & Technology, Iran

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Highlighted Awards

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

Recent News

NC State and Purdue ECE researchers receive funding for semiconductor center proposal

Posted on August 19, 2022 | Filed Under: Quantum and Research

A proposed research center based at NC State and Purdue would help integrate new materials into the electronic industry, meeting a critical need in the United States for advanced, domestically produced semiconductor devices.   

NC State's flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.. Mehmet Ozturk.
Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Health Device

Posted on March 9, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

NC State engineers continue to improve flexible wearable devices powered by body heat.

NC State's improved theromoelectric generator demonstrates efficiency and flexibility. Mehmet Ozturk
Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

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.

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.


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