Assistant Adjunct Professor and Project Scientist

Fariborz Kargar

Manager, Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Brillouin-Mandelstam and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Phonon and Magnon Transport
  • Low-Dimensional Magnetic Materials
  • Heat Transport in Nanostructures and Devices
  • Thermal Interface Materials and Multifunctional Composites

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Tel: (951) 827-1012



Iran University of Science and Technology

B.S. Mechanical Engineering


K. N. Toosi University of 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 worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Balandin’s POEM Center till 2018. Presently, Dr. Kargar is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He holds an appointment as a Project Scientist with the POEM Center. His research is focused on applications of Brillouin-Mandelstam and Raman spectroscopy to study phonons and magnons in advanced materials. Other areas of his expertise include thermal transport; charge-density-wave materials and devices; design and synthesis of composites with graphene and novel quasi-1D materials for applications in thermal management and electromagnetic interference shielding. He serves as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Composites Science and Polymers.