Zlatan Aksamija

Assistant Professor

201B Marcus Hall
University of Massachusetts
100 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA  01003-9292

(413) 545-4694

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2009
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2005
B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2003

Research Interests: 

Semiconductor nanostructures for energy applications; thermoelectric energy conversion; dissipation in nanoscale devices; electro-thermal simulation; nanoscale heat transfer; thermal devices; computational nanoscience.

Selected Publications: 
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Thermal Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons on SiO2”, Physical Review B, vol. 86, 165426 (2012).
  • Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, “Lattice thermal conductivity in graphene nanoribbons: anisotropy and edge scattering”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, 141919 (2011).
  • 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).
  • Z. Aksamija and I. Knezevic, "Anisotropy and Boundary Scattering in the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Ultrathin Silicon", Physical Review B, vol. 82, 045319 (2010).
Society Memberships: 

Eta Kappa Nu IEEE National Honor Society (Alpha chapter); Tau Beta Pi Engineering National Honor Society; American Physical Society (APS); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Electro-Chemical Society (ECS).

Honors & Awards: 

EMPD Postdoctoral Travel Award from the American Vacuum Society Electronic Materials and Processing Division (2012); “Transformative Computational Science using Cyber Infrastructure” (CI TraCS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2011); Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Computing Research Association (2009); Gregory Stillman Graduate Research Award, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (2008); First Place Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Electro/Information Conference (2007); Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) (2005); Micron Technology Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2003-2005); Edmund C. James Honors Scholar in Engineering (1999-2003).