Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fariborz Kargar

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Phonon Transport

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012



Iran University of Science and Technology

B.S. Mechanical Engineering


Iran University of Science and Technology

M.S. Mechanical Engineering


University of California, Riverside

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering


Fariborz Kargar obtained his BS (2006) and MS (2009) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU) in Tehran, Iran, respectively. In 2013, he joined Professor Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center as a Graduate Student Researcher. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016. He is presently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Balandin’s POEM Center. The areas of his expertise include Brillouin-Mandelstam scattering (BMS) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, phonon and magnon transport, and thermal interface materials. He conducts BMS studies in the projects of the UCR’s Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) Center. Among his honors are Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship (2013) and the Best Poster Award at the SHINES Center Conference in Riverside (2016).