Dr. Bassiri-Gharb began at Georgia Tech in Summer 2007 as an Assistant Professor. Prior, she was a Senior Engineer in the Materials and Device R&D group of MEMS Research and Innovation Center of QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc. Her work included characterization and optimization of the optical and electric response of the IMOD displays, and research on novel materials for improved processing and reliability of the IMOD.
PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS
Soft Template Manufacturing of Nanomaterials, U.S. Patent 61/420,958 with A. Bernal, 2011.
"Free-standing ferroelectric nanotubes processed via soft-template infiltration," Bernal, A., Tselev, A., Kalinin, S. V. & Bassiri-Gharb, N.Advanced Materials 24, 1159-1164, (2012)
"Enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric response in PZT superlattice-like films by leveraging spontaneous Zr/Ti gradient formation," Bastani, Y. & Bassiri-Gharb, N. Acta Materialia 60, 1346–1352, (2012).
"Direct Fabrication of Arbitrary-Shaped Ferroelectric Nanostructures on Plastic, Glass, and Silicon Substrates," Kim, S., Bastani, Y., Lu, H., King, W. P., Marder, S., Sandhage, K. H., Gruverman, A., Riedo, E. & Bassiri-Gharb, N. Advanced Materials 23, 3786–3790, (2011).
"Effects of orientation and composition on the extrinsic contributions to the dielectric response of relaxor-ferroelectric single crystals," Bernal, A., Zhang, S. J. & Bassiri-Gharb, N. Applied Physics Letters 95, 142911, (2009).
"Domain wall contributions to the properties of piezoelectric thin films," Bassiri-Gharb, N., Fujii, I., Hong, E., Trolier-Mckinstry, S., Taylor, D. V. & Damjanovic, D. Journal of Electroceramics 19, 47-65, (2007).
EDUCATION & AWARDS
- Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
- M.S. (Laurea), University of Padua, Italy, 2001
- AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering) Fellow, 2021
- Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES at Drexel®) Fellow, 2019-2021
- Harris Saunders, Jr. Chair, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2019-present
- Woodruff Faculty Fellow, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2017-2019
- Leading Edge Fellow, Georgia Tech, 2015
- Nature Scientific Reports, Editorial Board, 2014-present
- IEEE-UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award, 2013
- NSF CAREER award, 2013
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, 2012
- Bennett Aerospace, Researcher of the year award, 2011
- “Thank a Teacher” Award, Georgia Tech, 2008 (x1), 2011 (x3), 2014 (x1), 2017 (x2), 2018 (x1)
- Senior Member IEEE, 2011
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society:
- President 2018 - 2019
- President-Elect 2016 - 2017
- Newsletter, Editor in Chief, 2012-2013
- IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Associate Editor, 2011-present
- IEEE Nanotechnology Council, AdCom Representative, 2008-2013
- Women in Engineering, Society Liaison, 2008-2013
- Educational Committee Officer, 2006-present
- Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2004
- Journal of Electroceramics Editorial Board, 2007-present
- Society of Women Engineers, General Motors Award, 2005
- IEEE UFFC (Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control) Joint 50th Anniversary Conference Best Student Paper in Ferroelectrics, 2004
- Laurea summa cum laude, Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, 2001
- Electro-chemo-mechanical functionalities
- Antiferroelectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials
- Machine learning
- Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM)
- Functional thin films and nanostructure
- Mesoscale and in-situ characterization
- Processing-structure-property relationships
- Energy Storage