Graduate Student Researcher

Zahra Barani

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Nanostructures and Devices
  • Van der Waals (vdW) materials

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012


Zahra Barani joined POEM center as a volunteer researcher in 2017. She started her PhD program in Electrical Engineering in Spring 2019. She has expertise in Raman spectroscopy, thermal characterization, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of materials using “hot disk”, “laser flash”, and “vector network analyzer (VNA)”. The focus of her research is development and testing of thermal interface materials (TIMs) and multifunctional composites with novel layered quasi-2D and quasi-1D materials for improving thermal management and electromagnetic compatibility of power electronics and energy conversion systems.