Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

Contact

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • PhD, Washington State University

Biography

Dr. Shahbazian-Yassar's current research is focused on electrical energy storage and in particular Li-ion, Na-ion, and Li-Sulfur batteries. His research group has developed a nanoscale battery testing device that allows the researchers to visualize the battery reactions during charge/discharge in real time and space with unprecedented resolution.

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology for Electrochemical Energy Storage (Batteries and Supercapacitors)
  • Nanogenerators and Piezotronic Sciences
  • Nanoscale Degradation of Fuel Cell Materials
  • Nanoscale Properties of Low Dimensional Materials for Thermoelectrics and Nanoelectronics
  • Mechanics of Bio and Nano Materials and Composites
  • In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy

Recent Publications

  • Gao, Qi, Meng, Gu, Nie, Anmin, Mashayek, Farzad, Wang, Chongmin, Odegard, Gregory M., Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Direct Evidence of Lithium-Induced Atomic Ordering in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes,” Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26 (4), pp. 1660-1669, DOI: 10.1021/cm403951b.
  • Gangulay, Debmalya, Shokuhfar, Tolou, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Nanotubes for Orthopedic Implants,” Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, Vol. 1:201, pp. 1-10.
  • Brockway, Lance, Vasiraju, Venkata, Asayesh-Ardakani, Hasti, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, Vaddiraju, Sreeram, 2014, “Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk Zn3P2 Nanowire Assemblies,” Nanotechnology, Vol. 25 (14), Article No. 145401, 8 pages, DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/25/14/145401.
  • Asthana, Anjana, Yap, Yoke Khin, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Field Emission from Zinc Oxide Nanobelts,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, 6 pages, DOI:10.1166/jnn.2014.9517.
  • Lilley, Carmen M., Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, Ng, Poh Keong, 2013, “Cu Silicide Nanowires: Characterization and Application to Li-ion Batteries,” Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook, Editors: James E. Morris and Krzysztof Iniewski, CRC Press, pp. 627-640, ISBN: 978-1-4665-6523-4.
  • Pakzad, Anahita, Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, 2013, “Mechanics of Cellulose Nanocrystals and their Polymer Composites,” New Frontiers of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Materials: Novel Principles and Techniques, Editors: A. Oechsner and A. Shokuhfar, Springer LLC, pp. 233-263, ISBN: 978-3-642-14696-1, DOI: 10.1007/8611_2010_38.
  • Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, 2013, “Principals of Atomic Force Microscopy,” Encyclopedia of Tribology, Editor: J. Wang and Y.-W. Chung, Springer New York, pp. 129-133, ISBN: 978-0-387-92896-8. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-92897-5_1213.
  • Koenig, Gary M. Jr., Ma, Jiwei, Key, Baris, Fink, Justin, Low, Ke-Bin, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, Belharouak, Ilias, 2013, “Composite of LiFePO4 with Titanium Phosphate Phases as Lithium-Ion Battery Electrode Material,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 117 (41), pp. 21132–21138, DOI: 10.1021/jp4074174.
  • Zhang, Xiaofeng, Belharouak, Ilias, Li, Li, Lei, Yu, Elam, Jeffrey E., Nie, Anmin, Chen, Xinqi, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, Axelbaum, Richard L., 2013, “Structural and Electrochemical Study of Al2O3 and TiO2 Coated Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2 Cathode Material Using ALD,” Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3 (10), pp. 1299–1307, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300269.
  • R. Shahbazian-Yassar, Equipment Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success (Part 2), Microscopy Today, 2012, pp. 18-19, DOI: 10.1017/S1551929512000727
  • A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P.A. Heiden, C. Friedrich, R.S. Yassar, Deformation-Driven Electrical Transport in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes, Applied Physics A, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-7040-1
  • K. Momeni, Y.K. Yap, R.S. Yassar, Structural Inhomogeneity and Piezoelectric Enhancement in ZnO Nanobelts, Applied Physics A, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-7081-5
  • K. Momeni, G. Odegard, R.S. Yassar, Finite Size Effect on Piezoelectric Properties of ZnO Nanobelts: A Molecular Dynamics Approach, Acta Materialia, 60 (2012), 5117–5124
  • A. Pakzad, J. Simonsen, P. A. Heiden, R. S. Yassar, Observation of Size Scale Effect in Cellulose Nanocrystals, Journal of Materials Research, 27 (2012), 528-536.
  • N. Parikh, J. Allen, R.S. Yassar, Microstructural Investigations of Gas Diffusion Layer in PEM Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells (DOI:10.1002/fuce.201100014)
  • H.M.S. Ghassemi, C.H. Lee, Y.K. Yap, R.S. Yassar, Field Emission and Strain-Engineering of Electronic Properties in Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Nanotechnology, 23 (2012), 105702
  • K. Davami, H.M.S. Ghassemi, R.S. Yassar, J.-S. Lee, M. Meyyappan, A Computational and Experimental Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Single ZnTe Nanowires, Nanoscale, 4 (2012), 897–903
  • A. Pakzad, J. Simonsen, P. A. Heiden, R. S. Yassar, Elastic Properties of Thin Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Cellulose Nanocrystal Membranes, Nanotechnology, 23 (2012), (in print)
  • A. Pakzad, J. Simonsen, P. A. Heiden, R. S. Yassar, Quantitative Nanomechanical Characterization of the Interphase in Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites, Composites Science and Technology, 72 (2012) 314–319
  • K. Davami, H.M.S. Ghassemi, R.S. Yassar, J.-S. Lee, M. Meyyappan, Thermal Breakdown of ZnTe Nanowires, ChemPhysChem, 13 (2012), 347–352
  • Gregory Odegard, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Kasra Momeni, "Finite-Size Effect on Piezoelectric Properties of ZnO Nanobelts: A Molecular Dynamics Approach," Acta Materialia, Vol. 60, No. 13-14, pp. 5117-5124, 2012-08-00
  • Jeffrey Allen, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Nishith Parikh, "Microstructure of Gas Diffusion Layers for PEM Fuel Cells," Fuel Cells, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 382-390, 2012-04-12
  • DeSheng (Dennis) Meng, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Fei Teng, Sunand Santhanagopalan, Anjana Asthana, Xiaobao Geng, Sun-il Mho, "Self-Assembly of LiFePO4 Nanodendrites in a Novel System of Ethylene Glycol-Water," Journal of Crystal Growth Volume 312, Issue 23, Pages 3493 - 3502, 2011-11-18
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Anjana Asthana, Kasra Momeni, A. Prasad, "In Situ Observation of Size Scale Effects on the Mechanical Properties of ZnO Nanowires," Nanotechnology, Vol. 22, No. 26, Article ID 265712, 10 pages, 2011-05-18
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Hessam M Ghassemi, Chee H Lee, Yoke K Yap, "In-situ Observation of Reversible Rippling in Multi-Walled Boron Nitride Nanotubes," Nanotechnology, Volume 22, Number 11 , 2011-02-04
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, A. PAKZAD, N. PARIKH, P.A. HEIDEN, "Revealing the 3D Internal Structure of Natural Polymer Microcomposites Using X-Ray Ultra Microtomography," Journal of Microscopy Volume 243, Issue 1, pages 77 - 85, 2011-02-02
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Osama AbuOmar, Eric Hansen , Mark F. Horstemeyer, "On Dislocation-based Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Flow Stress," Materials & Design Volume 31, Issue 8, Pages 3683 - 3689 , 2010-09-01
  • Craig Friedrich, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. Heiden, "A Study on the Modulation of the Electrical Transport by Mechanical Straining of Individual Titanium Dioxide Nanotube," Applied Physics Letters, Volume 97, Issue 7, ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT AND SEMICONDUCTORS , 2010-08-01
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. Heiden, "A Study on the Modulation of the Electrical Transport By Mechanical Straining of Individual Titanium Dioxide Nanotube ," Applied Physics Letters, Volume 97, Issue 7, ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT AND SEMICONDUCTORS, 2010-08-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Lee, C. H., Yap, Y. K., Ghassemi, H. M., "Real-time Fracture Detection of Individual Boron Nitride Nanotubes in Severe Cyclic Deformation Processes ," Journal of Applied Physics, Volume 108, Issue 2 , 2010-07-01 (pdf)
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Momeni, K., "Stress Distribution on a Single-Walled Carbon Nanohorn Embedded in an Epoxy Matrix Nanocomposite Under Axial Force," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Volume 7, Number 6, Pages 1035 - 1041, 2010-06-01 (pdf)
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, H. Ghassemi, C. Lee, Y. Yap, "In-Situ TEM Monitoring of Thermal Decomposition in Individual Boron Nitride Nanotubes ," JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Volume 62, Number 4, 69-73, 2010-04-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, A. Alamr, D. Bahr, L. Scudiero, G. Norton, "Microstructure-Mechanical and Chemical Behavior Relationships in Passive Thin Films," Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, Issue 10, pp. 2757-2763, 2010-03-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, H. Ghassemi, "On the Mechanical Behavior of Boron Nitride Nanotubes," Applied Mechanics Review, Vol. 63, Issue 2, 020804, 7 pages, 2010-03-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, A. Anjana, K. Momeni, A. Prasad, Y. Yap, "In situ Probing of Electromechanical Engineering Properties of an Individual ZnO Nanobelt," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 95, Issue 17, pp. 95-98, 2009-10-29
  • Jeffrey Allen, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Parikh, N., "Effect of Deformation on Electrical Properties of Carbon Fibers used in Gas Diffusion Layer of PEM Fuel Cells," Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 193, No. 2, pp. 766-768, 2009-09-05
  • Craig Friedrich, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Arumugam G.K., Heiden P.A., "Direct Compressive Measurements of Individual Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes," ACS Nano, 2009, 3 (10), pp 3098-3102, 2009-09-00
  • Jeffrey Allen, Reza Shahbazian Yassar, N. Parikh, "Effect of Deformation on Eletrical Properties of Carbon Fibers Used in Gas Diffusion Layer of PEM Fuel Cells," Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 193, Issue 2, 2009-09-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Horstemeyer, M.F., Wang, P.T., Baird, J.C., Murphy, J., Stolting, K., "Evolution of In-grain Orientation Gradient in Plastically Strained Precipitation Hardened Polycrystals," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 517, No. 1-2, pp. 286-292, August 2009, 2009-08-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Ghassemi, H.M.S., "Advanced Experimental Techniques for Multiscale Modeling of Materials," Virtual Testing and Predictive Modeling: Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Allowables, Chapter 13, pp. 371-398, 2009-01-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Momeni, K., "Analytical Formulation of Stress Distribution in Cellulose Nanocomposites," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 6, pp. 1-6, 2009-01-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, El Kadiri, H., Wang, L., Horstemeyer, M.F., Berry, J.T., Felicelli, S., Wang P.T., "Phase Transformations in Low Alloy Steel Laser Deposits," Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 494, No. 1-2, pp. 10-20, 2008-10-25
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Murphy J., Burton C., Horstemeyer M.F., El kadiri H., Shokuhfar T., "Microstructure History Effect during Sequential Thermomechanical Processing," Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 494, No. 1-2, pp. 52-60, 2008-10-00
  • Reza Shahbazian Yassar, Liu, J., Agnew, S.R., Poole, W.J., and Kostorz, G., "Preface: Advances in Microstructure-based Modeling and Characterization of Deformation Microstructures," Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 494, No. 1-2, pp. 1-2, 2008-10-00