Graduate Student Researcher

Zahra Ebrahim Nataj

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Brillouin-Mandelstam Spectroscopy
  • Nano-Devices

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012



University of Tehran, Iran

B.S. Engineering Physics


University of Tehran, Iran

M.S. Condensed Matter Physics


Zahra Ebrahim Nataj received her BS degree in Engineering Physics (2017) and MS in Condensed Matter Physics (2020) from the University of Tehran, Iran. The focus of her Master Thesis was on tuning the properties of carbon nanotubes by functionalization. Zahra joined Professor Alexander Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center to pursue her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include Raman and Brillouin-Mandelstam spectroscopy of quantum quasi-1D and quasi-2D van der Waals materials and nanofabrication of electronic devices.