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Mechanical Engineering

GhazinejadMaziar Ghazinejad
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator


Office: Engineering East 166                                                

Phone: (559) 278-0382                               

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030  

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Monday: 5-6PM; Tuesday: 11AM-12:30AM & 3:30-5PM

More Information about Dr. Ghazinejad: 

  • Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno, CA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno, CA
  • Visiting Project Scientist, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA  
  • Assistant Project Scientist, Biomaterials & Nanotechnology Lab, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • Conte National Center for Polymer Research, Amherst, MA, NSF-MRSEC Academic Intern, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA


  • Design of Machine Elements (ME 154); fall 2013, fall 2014, fall 2015, spring  2016, fall 2016
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering Design (ME 164); spring 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016
  • Theory of Elasticity and Structural Analysis (ME 241); spring 2015, spring 2016
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials (ME 144); spring 2014
  • Engineering Materials Laboratory (ME 32); fall 2013, Spring 2014, fall 2014

Course Development:

  • Manufacturing Techniques for Microfabrication and Nanotechnology (ME 291T); fall 2015
  • Theory Elasticity (ME 241); spring 2015, spring 2016
  • Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis; fall 2016

  • Associate Editor: Nano Communications (American Scientific Publishers)
  • Conference Chair & Editor, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering – 2015-2016: Conference on Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Emerging 2D Materials
  • Conference Chair & Editor, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering – 2014: Conference on Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Associated Devices
  • Session Chair, Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting & Exhibit – 2012: Symposium on De Novo Carbon Nanomaterials
  • MRS University Chapter President: University of California Riverside
  • Reviewer :
    • Scientific Reports (Nature Publications)
    • Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (SAGE Publications)
    • Journal of Materials Research (MRS Publications)

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of California, Riverside
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Univeristy of California, Riverside
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Tech. (IUST)
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

  • Project Title:  Fresno State Transportation Institute

  • Funding Agency: Council of Government (COG), Fresno

  • Focus Area: Development of bio-sensors and reduction technologies for transportation-related air pollution

  • Funding amount: $3 million for 5 years ($607,621 for first year)

  • Role: One of only 2 participating PIs, California State University at Fresno. (Awarded December 2016)

  • Project Title: Assessing Postharvest Grape Texture and Relationship to Wine Compositio

    • Funding Agency: California State Agricultural Research Institute

    • Role: Co-PI, California State University at Fresno. (Awarded October 2014)

  • Patent Title: Graphene Based Electrodes and Applications
    • C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan, A. B. Guvenc, R. K. Paul, J. Lin, M. Ghazinejad, M. Penchev, S. Guo, J. Zhong, 2013, Publication Number: US20150299852 A1,      Publication Date:  October 22, 2015

  • $3 million Funded Grant Proposal for “Fresno Transportation Institute,” One of only 2 participating PIs., Focus Area: Development of bio-sensors and reduction technologies for transportation air pollution
  • Inside Cover  - “Non-invasive High-Throughput Metrology of Functionalized Graphene"
  • Advanced Functional Materials journal (2012), Volume 22, Issue 21
  • Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Award: American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • Frontispiece Cover  - "Centimeter-scale Metrology of Entire CVD-grown Graphene Sheets" SMALL journal (2011), Volume 7,  Issue 18
  • Dissertation Year Award: University of California, Riverside
  • Graduate Division Dissertation Grant: University of California, Riverside
  • Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award: University of California, Riverside

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
  • American Association of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Conference Chair & Editor

  • M. Ghazinejad, S. Holmberg, P Ginestra , M.  Madou, “Mechanically Enhanced Graphitization of Electrospun CNT-Polyacrylonitrile Hybrid Fibers”, in preparation
  • P Ginestra, M Ghazinejad, M Madou, E Ceretti, “Production and characterization of polycaprolactone/graphene powder electrospun nanofibers: effects of graphene powder content and suspension preparation”, 2016, SPIE Nanoscience+ Engineering, 99320A
  • M. Ghazinejad, H. H. Bay, J. R. Kyle, M. Ozkan and C. S. Ozkan, “Fluorescence Quenching Metrology of Graphene”, SPIE OPTO, 2014, 89941R
  • M. Ghazinejad, S. Guo, W. Wang, M. Ozkan. and C. S. Ozkan, “Synchronous Chemical Vapor Deposition of Large-area Hybrid Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Architectures”, Journal of Materials Research, 2013, 28,  958-968
  • M. Ghazinejad, J. R. Kyle, S. Guo, W. Wang, V. Vullev. M. Ozkan. and C. S. Ozkan, “Non-invasive High-Throughput Metrology of Functionalized Graphene”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 4519–4525,                    (Selected for Inside Cover, featured in,, and Graphene Times).
  • S. Guo*, M. Ghazinejad* (*equal contribution)., X. Qin, H. Sun, W. Wang, F. Zaera, C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan, "Tuning of Electron Transport in Graphene based Field Effect Devices using Block Co-Polymers", Small, 2012, 8, 1073–1080,        
  • H. H. Bay, M. Ghazinejad, M. Penchev, I. Ruiz, Z. Mutlu, M. Ozkan, and C. S. Ozkan, “Graphene Metrology Using Fluorescence Quenching of Different Fluorescent Dyes”,  MRS Proceedings, 2012,  1451 (1), pp. 51-56.
  • A. S. George, M. Ghazinejad, W. Wang, M. Ozkan and C. S. Ozkan, “Block Copolymer Assisted Fabrication of Graphene/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Architectures and Their Application in Supercapacitors”, MRS Proceedings, 2012, 1440 (1), pp. 29-34.
  • J. R. Kyle, A. Guvenc, W. Wang, M. Ghazinejad, J. Lin, S. Guo, C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan, “Centimeter-scale High-resolution Metrology of Entire CVD-grown Graphene Sheets", Small, 2011, 7, 2599-2606.
  • (Selected for Frontispiece Cover, featured in and
  • S. Guo, J. Lin, M. Penchev, E. Yengel, M. Ghazinejad, C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan, “Label free DNA detection using large area graphene based field effect transistor biosensors”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11, 5258-5263.
  • M. Ghazinejad, S. Guo, R. K. Paul, A. S. George, M. Penchev, M. Ozkan and C. S. Ozkan, “Synthesis of graphene-CNT hybrid nanostructures”, MRS Proceedings, 2011, 1344 (1), pp. 23-27.
  • S. Guo, M. Ghazinejad, C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan,” Block co-polymer on graphene: doping of graphene and a robust chemical sensor”, 2011, MRS Proceedings, 1362 (1).
  • R. K. Paul, M. Ghazinejad, M. Penchev, J. Lin, M. Ozkan and C. S. Ozkan, “Synthesis of a Pillared Graphene Nanostructure: A Counterpart of Three-Dimensional Carbon Architectures”, Small, 2010, 6, 2309-2313.
  • H. Lu, D. Bao, M. Penchev, M. Ghazinejad, V. I. Vullev, C. S. Ozkan and M. Ozkan, “Pyridine-Coated Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots for Polymer Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices”, Advanced Science Letters, 2010, 3, 101-109.
  • R. K. Paul, M. Penchev, J. Zhong, M. Ozkan, M. Ghazinejad, X. Jing, E. Yengel and C. S. Ozkan, “Chemical Vapor Deposition and Electrical Characterization of Sub-10nm Diameter InSb Nanowires and Field-Effect Transistors”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 121, 397-401.
  • M. Ghazinejad and A. Shokuhfar, “Vibration Analysis of a Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy Rod”, Materials Science Forum, 2007, 553, 164-170.
  • S. Sanaye, M. Ziabasharhagh and M. Ghazinejad, “Optimal Design of Gas Turbine CHP Plant with Preheater and HRSG”, International Journal of Energy Research, 2009, 33, 766-777.
  • S. Sanaye, M. Ghazinejad, “Thermoeconomic Optimization of Gas Turbine Combined Heat and Power System in a Paper Mill”, ASME Turbo Expo Proceedings, 2007, Volume 3, pp. 613-620 (GT2007-27206).
  •  A. Shokuhfar, T. Shokuhfar, M. Ghazinejad, R. Babazade and S. Tabatabae, “An Experimental Study on Synthesis and Characterization of Silica Nanoparticles Prepared by Sol-Gel Method”, Materials Science Forum, 2007, 553, 245-251.

Selected Invited & Conference Talks:

  • Large-scale characterization of graphene and 2D materials (invited talk):SPIE Optics + Photonics, San Diego, CA   8/21/2014
  • Fluorescence Quenching Metrology of Graphene and 2D Nanostructures: SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA   2/06/2014
  • High-throughput Manufacturing and Metrology of Graphene-based Systems (invited talk): University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR   3/27/2013
  • Graphene: Transforming a Materials Breakthrough into Viable Technology (invited talk):California State University, Fresno, CA   2/28/2013
  • Integrated Characterization-fabrication Approach Based on High-resolution Fluorescence Imaging of Entire CVD:grown Graphene Sheets, 2012 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA  4/12/2012
  • Pillared Graphene Nanostructure: a New 3D Carbon Hybrid Architecture,:SPIE NanoScience + Engineering, San Diego, CA   8/23/2011
  • Synthesis of Graphene-CNT Hybrid Nanostructures,:2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA   4/26/2011
  • Block Co-polymer Patterning of Catalyst Arrays for Nano-Fabrics and MEMS, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Conte National Center for Polymer Research, Amherst, MA  10/15/2009
  • An Experimental Study on Synthesis and Characterization of Silica Nanoparticles Prepared by Sol-Gel Method, International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids (DSL 2006)  Aveiro, Portugal  7/27/2006

  • Fabrication, Modeling, and Application of Micro/Nano-scale Materials and Systems: Nano and Microfabrication Techniques, MEMS and NEMS, Mechanical Behavior of Micro/Nanoscale structures, Nano-engineered Sensors and Devices, Nanomaterials for 3D Printing, Graphene, Polymers, Carbon Nanotubes  
  • Design, Manufacturing and Product Development: Mechanical Design Theory and Applications, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Structural Analysis, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Product Miniaturization, Design Optimization with Rapid Prototyping
  • Renewable Energy Harvesting, Nano-engineered Energy Systems: Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage, Supercapacitors, Li-ion Batteries, Photovoltaics, Thermal-Fluid System Design and Management, Distributed Power Generation

  • Design and Manufacturing of Nano-Carbon Structures for Energy Storage Technologies
  • This project focuses on design and manufacturing of graphene-based nanostructures for application in energy, electronics, sensors, and thermal management technologies. Using a CVD technique, we successfully synthesized a class of 3D carbon hybrid structures that consist of vertically assembled CNT pillars on large-area graphene. The supercapacitor energy storage cells that utilize these nanostructures demonstrate high energy density and superb cycling stability, which holds promise for developing sustainable energy storage solutions.
  • Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development Award from American Public Power Association
  • Related Patent: Graphene Based Electrodes and Applications
  • Development of Carbon-based Sensors for Extreme Point of Care and Environmental Monitoring (in collaboration with Dr. Marc Madou - UC Irvine)
  • One of the major applications for C-MEMS devices is in the area of extreme point of care (EPOC). EPOC are medical diagnostic methods and devices developed to work under extreme environments outside of clinical laboratories. Often these extreme conditions include fluctuating humidity, temperatures and dust that would severely compromise the integrity of instruments developed for controlled environments found in laboratories. Devices developed for EPOC must fit the ASSURED criteria as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO): A) affordable, S) sensitive, S) specific, U) user-friendly, R) rapid and robust, E) equipment-free and D) deliverable to end user. This project also works toward fabrication of 3D graphene networks for sensing applications. Sensing combustible gases is critical for leak detection, industrial safety, and environmental monitoring. Combustible gas sensors detect temperature changes caused by the surface catalyzed combustion of the target gas.
  • Design Optimization with Rapid Prototyping - Advanced Manufacturing
  • This project aims to investigate the opportunities and technical challenges associated with the emerging area of advanced manufacturing. Our research addresses different aspects of additive manufacturing, including: design optimization with rapid prototyping, optimization of the mechanical properties of 3D printed structures, electronic products fabrication, development of new photopolymers and composites materials for 3D printing, and distributed manufacturing. A common theme of this research is exploring the synergies between the design and manufacturing processes, as well as the correlations between the materials structures of the manufactured products and their final properties. Another important phase of this research is the development of post-manufacturing processes, which are aimed to improve the physical properties of the designed products
  • Industrial Processing and Metrology of Thin Films
    • Common techniques for analysis of graphene and thin films are often slow and limited to small regions. This project aims to develop an industry-ready metrology for quick and easy identification of layer thickness, defects, and quality over large-area of graphene 2D sheets. The envisioned method relies on the fact that pristine graphene, doped graphene, and most nanomaterials quench fluorescence with different rates. This emerging metrology significantly facilitates application of graphene in sensors and MEMs technology.
      • Featured in,, and Graphene Times



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