Zlatan Aksamija

  • Program Years: 2005-2009
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Electrical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Umberto Ravaioli
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2007)
    Argonne National Laboratory (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2009
    M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2005
    B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Research Area: Nanoelectronics Theory and Simulation
  • Personal URL: http://blogs.umass.edu/zlatana/
  • Contact Information: zlatana at engin dot umass dot edu
  • Publications

    J44. P. Yasaei, C. J. Foss, K. Karis, A. Behranginia, A. El-Ghandour, A. Fathizadeh, A. K. Majee, C. Foster, F. Khalili-Araghi, Z. Aksamija, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Interfacial Thermal Transport in Monolayer Graphene- and MoS2-Based Devices”, (2017) under review.
    J43. G. C. Correa, C. J. Foss and Z. Aksamija, “Interface Thermal Conductance Between van der Waals Monolayers and Amorphous Substrates”, Nanotechnology, vol. 28, 135402 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa5e3d
    J42. A. Behranginia, P. Yasaei, A. K. Majee, F. Long, C. J. Foss, T. Foroozan, S. Fuladi, M. Hantehzadeh, R. Shahbazian-Yasar, Z. Aksamija, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Direct-Grown Graphene and Molybdenum Disulfide Lateral Heterostructures for Highly-Packed All-Two Dimensional Electronic Circuitry”, Small (2017) accepted for publication.
    J41. H. Kim, J. Park, Z. Aksamija, M. Arbulu, and R. H. Blick, “Ultra-nanocrystalline diamond membranes for detection of high-mass proteins”, Physical Review Applied, vol. 6, 064031 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.064031
    J40. C. J. Foss and Z. Aksamija, “Strain Engineering of the Lattice Thermal Transport in Ultrathin Si and Ge Nanomembranes”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 120, 225104 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971269
    J39. M. Upadhyaya, Z. Aksamija, “Non-diffusive Lattice Thermal Transport in Si-Ge Alloy Nanowires”, Physical Review B, vol. 94, 174303 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.174303
    J38. S. N. Khatami and Z. Aksamija, “Lattice Thermal Transport in Binary Si-Sn, Ge-Sn and Ternary Si-Ge-Sn Group IV Alloys”, Physical Review Applied, vol. 6, 014015 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.014015
    J37. A. Majee and Z. Aksamija, “Length Divergence of the Lattice Thermal Conductivity in Suspended Graphene Ribbons”, Physical Review B, vol. 93, 235423 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235423
    J36. A. Kommini, Z. Aksamija, “Low-temperature Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient in Gated 2D Semiconductor Nanomembranes”, Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 15, 27-33 (special issue on Electro-thermal and Thermoelectric Phenomena, 2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10825-015-0782-1
    J35. D. P. Schroeder, Z. Aksamija, A. Rath, P. M. Voyles, M. G. Lagally, and M. A. Eriksson, “Thermal Resistance of Stacked Silicon Nanomembrane Interfaces”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, 256101(2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.256101
    J34. M. Mohamed, Z. Aksamija, and U. Ravaioli, “Coupled Electron and Thermal Transport Simulation of Self-heating Effects in Junctionless MOSFETs”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 647, 012026 (2015)
    J33. P. Yasei, A. Fathizadeh*, R. Hantizadeh*, A. K. Majee*, D. Estrada, C. Foster, Z. Aksamija, F. Khalili, A. Salehi, “Bimodal Phonon Scattering in Graphene Grain Boundaries”, Nano Letters, vol. 15, 4532, (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01100
    • Press: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150616190726.htm
    J32. L. N. Maurer, Z. Aksamija, and I. Knezevic, “Phonon Transport in Nanostructures with Rough Correlated Boundaries”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 106, 133108 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4916962
    J31. M. Upadhyaya, N. S. Khatami, and Z. Aksamija, “Engineering Thermal Transport in SiGe-based Nanostructures for Thermoelectric Applications”, Journal of Materials Research, vol. 30, pp. 2649 (special issue on Materials for Thermoelectrics II 2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2015.202
    J30. Z. Aksamija, “Lattice Thermal Transport in Si-based Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Applications”, Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 44, 1644 (2015). http://dx.doi/org/10.1007/s11664-014-3505-7
    J29. S. Mei, L. N. Maurer, Z. Aksamija, and I. Knezevic, “Phonon Transport in Micron-sized graphene nanoribbons based on full-dispersion Monte Carlo simulation”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 116, 164307 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4899235
    J28. K.-H. Park, Z. Aksamija, M. Mohamed, and U. Ravaioli, “Phonon Scattering due to van der Waals Forces in the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Bi2Te3 Thin Films”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 117, 015103 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4905294
    J27. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermal Transport in Large-area Polycrystalline Graphene”, Physical Review B, vol. 90, 035419 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.90.035419
    J26. M. Mohamed, Z. Aksamija, W. Vitale, F. Hassan, and U. Ravaioli, “3D Self-Consistent Coupled Electrothermal Study of Self-Heating in SOI Multigate Devices”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 61, 976 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2014.2306422
    J25. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermal Conductivity of Si1-xGex/Si1-yGey Superlattices: Competition Between Interfacial and Internal Scattering”, Physical Review B 88, 155315 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.88.155318
    J24. J. Park, Z. Aksamija, and R. Blick, “Phonon Assisted Field Emission in Silicon Nanomembranes for Time-of-flight Mass Spectroscopy of Proteins”, Nano Letters, vol. 13, 2698 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl400873m
    J23. M.-H. Bae, Z. Li, Z. Aksamija, P. Martin, F. Xiong, Z.-Y. Ong, I. Knezevic, and E. Pop, “Ballistic to Diffusive Crossover of Heat Flow in Graphene Ribbons”, Nature Communications, vol. 4, 1734 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2755
    J22. W. Peng, Z. Aksamija, S. A. Scott, J. J. Endres, D. E. Savage, I. Knezevic, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, "Probing Semiconductor Surface Electronic Structure with Charge Transport in Nanomembranes", Nature Communications, vol. 4, 1339 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2350
    J21. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermal Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons on SiO2”, Physical Review B, vol. 86, 165426 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.165426
    J20. Y. Shi, Z. Aksamija, and I. Knezevic, “Self-Consistent Thermal Simulation of GaAs/Al0.45Ga0.55As Quantum Cascade Lasers”, Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 11, 144 (2012).
    J19. C. Ni, Z. Aksamija, J. Y. Murthy, and U. Ravaioli, “Coupled Electro-Thermal Simulation of MOSFETs”, Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 11, 93 (2012).
    J18. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, "Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Graphene Nanoribbons: Anisotropy and Edge Roughness Scattering", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, 141919 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3569721
    o Paper recognition: reprinted in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (VJNano), April 25, 2011
    J17. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Anisotropy and Edge Roughness Scattering in the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Graphene Nanoribbons”, ECS Tranactions, vol. 35 (25), 195 (2011).
    J16. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon-On-Insulator Nanostructures”, ECS Tranactions, vol. 35 (5), 267 (2011).
    J15. H. J. Ryu, Z. Aksamija, D. M. Paskiewicz, S. A. Scott, M. G. Lagally, I. Knezevic, and M. A. Eriksson, "Quantitative Determination of Contributions to the Thermoelectric Power Factor in Si Nanostructures", Physical Review Letters, vol. 105, 256601 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.256601
    J14. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon Nanostructures”, Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 9, pp. 173-179 (2010).
    J13. Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, "Anisotropy and Boundary Scattering in the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Ultrathin Silicon Nanomembranes", Physical Review B, vol. 82, 045319 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.045319
    o Paper recognition: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, August 9, 2010.
    J12. P. Martin, Z. Aksamija, E. Pop, and U. Ravaioli, "Prediction of Reduced Thermal Conductivity in Nano-Engineered Rough Ge and GaAs Nanowires," Nano Letters, vol. 10, 1120 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl902720v
    J11. Z. Aksamija, U. Ravaioli, "Anharmonic Decay of g-process Longitudinal Optical Phonons in Silicon", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, 091911 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3350894
    J10. P. M. Martin, Z. Aksamija, and E. Pop, “Impact of Phonon Surface Roughness Scattering on Thermal Conductivity of Thin Si Nanowires”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 102, 125503 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.125503
    o Paper recognition: Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review Letters and reprinted in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (VJNano), April 13, 2009
    J9. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, “Energy Conservation in Collisional Broadening Over a Sequence of Scattering Events in Semiclassical Monte Carlo Simulation”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 105, 083722 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3116544
    J8. Z. Aksamija, U. Ravaioli, "Anharmonic Decay of Non-Equilibrium Phonons in Silicon", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 193, 012033 (2009).
    J7. P. Martin, Z. Aksamija, E. Pop, U. Ravaioli, "Prediction of Reduced Thermal Conductivity in Nano-Engineered Rough Semiconductor Nanowires," Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 193, 012010 (2009).
    J6. M. Mohamed, Z. Aksamija, A. Godoy, P. Martin, H.-S. Hahm, W. Lee, K.-I. Lee, and U. Ravaioli, "Size Effects and Performance Assessment in Nanoscale Multigate MOSFET Structures", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 6, pp. 1927-1936 (2009).
    J5. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, “Efficient Numerical Solution for the 3-D Semiconductor Poisson Equation”, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, vol. 37, pp. 45-65 (2009).
    J4. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, "Boltzmann Transport Simulation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 7, pp. 315-318 (2008).
    J3. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, "Emission and Absorption of Phonons in Silicon", Physica Status Solidi (C), vol. 5, pp. 90-93 (2008).
    J2. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, "Joule Heating and Phonon Transport in Si MOSFETs", Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 5, pp. 431-434 (2006).
    J1. Z. Aksamija and U. Ravaioli, "Meshless Solution of the Semiconductor Poisson Equation", Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 5, pp. 459-462 (2006).

    Awards

    2016 Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Massachusetts-
    2014 IEEE Nano Conference Best Paper award finalist
    2012 EMPD Postdoctoral Award from the American Vacuum Society Electronic Materials and Processing Division
    2011 NSF Transformative Computational Science using Cyber Infrastructure (CI TraCS) Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2009 Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2008 Gregory M. Stillman Memorial Semiconductor Graduate Research Award
    Outstanding Paper Award at Electro-Information Technology 2007 Conference
    Dean's List, University of Illinois, each semester 1999-2003
    Graduated with Highest Honors, University of Illinois, 1999-2003
    Edmund C. James Honors Scholar in Engineering, University of Illinois, 1999-2003